Gerald Brant

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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New York 10036 NY US

Gerald Brant’s practice focuses on merger and acquisition transactions, including leveraged buy-out, carve-out and other private equity transactions. He also advises investment funds and companies on shareholder activism and defense matters. In addition, Mr. Brant represents both financial and strategic clients on a variety of other corporate matters, including corporate governance, fiduciary and securities issues.

Experience:

  • Also advises investment funds and companies on shareholder activism and defense matters.
  • Focuses on mergers and acquisition transactions, including leveraged buy-out, carve-out and other private equity transactions.

Representative Work:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions:
    • A global private equity fund in its acquisition of the management services division of a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)-listed provider of information management solutions.
    • A privately owned premier provider of health care services in its acquisition of another such provider.
    • A global private equity fund in its sale of a vacation ownership company.
    • A global private equity fund in its acquisition of a leading provider of operational support and risk management services.
  • Shareholder Activism:
    • Two hedge funds acting jointly in their negotiation for seats on the board of a NYSE-listed U.S. energy infrastructure company.
    • A hedge fund in its negotiation for seats on the board of a NYSE-listed provider of human resources solutions.
    • A hedge fund in its negotiation for seats on the board of a NYSE-listed operator of fast food restaurants.
    • A hedge fund in its consent solicitation with respect to a NYSE-listed hospital operator.
  • Investment Funds and Other Matters:
    • A NYSE-listed owner of dry bulk vessels in its separation from its CEO and related matters.
    • A hedge fund in a private placement concurrent with the initial public offering (IPO) of a NYSE-listed thermal coal operator.
    • A NYSE-listed holding company in its separation from its chief executive officer (CEO) and related matters.

Education:

  • B.A., Columbia University, magna cum laude, 2004
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2007

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

 

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