Molly F. Stockley is an associate with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Since 2004, Ms. Stockley has been the Due Diligence Coordinator. In this capacity, she works closely with our partners and senior associates and oversees junior and mid-level associates on diligence projects required for large-scale M&A and private equity transactions. Ms. Stockley has participated as a panelist at “Conducting Due Diligence in M&A and Securities Offerings”, PLI (2008), and organized a conference for due diligence coordinators, as well as the annual two-day due diligence training session for the firm. In addition, Ms. Stockley represents mezzanine investors in their equity investments.
Ms. Stockley is author of “A Decade with Electronic Data Rooms”, Law360 (2013), “Managing a Results-Oriented Due Diligence Process on Behalf of a Buyer or Seller”, Conducting Due Diligence in M&A Securities Offerings(2008), co-author of “Electronic Data Rooms: How to Get the Best Deal for Your Deal”, The Deal (2006), “How to be a Savvy Electronic Data Room Consumer”, Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report (2006), and is contributing co-author of “Due Diligence in Cyberspace: The Electronic Data Room”, The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report (Franci J. Blassberg, 2006).
Ms. Stockley joined Debevoise in 1999. She received her B.A. in 1984 and her J.D., with honors, in 1988 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a research editor on the Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Prior to joining Debevoise, she was an attorney and a legal writer and editor in New York and North Carolina.
- AmTrust Financial Services in the sale of its domestic and international surety and credit reinsurance operations to Liberty Mutual.
- Tribune Media Company in its $6.4 billion sale to Nexstar Media.
- Kelso & Company in its sale of PowerTeam Services to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management in its acquisition of Manna Pro, a leading producer of nutritional supplements and other animal products, from The Carlyle Group.
- Nationstar Mortgage, a leading mortgage servicer and originator, in its $3.8 billion merger with WMIH.
- Tribune Media Company in its $6.6 billion sale, later terminated, to Sinclair Broadcast Group.
- Allergan in its $2.47 billion acquisition of ZELTIQ, a medical technology company focused on utilizing its proprietary CoolSculpting controlled-cooling technology platform, the sales leader in the fast-growing body contouring segment of medical aesthetics.
- Envision Healthcare in its $15 billion merger with AMSURG, creating one of the largest U.S. providers of specialty physicians and hospital-related services.
- Newport Global Advisors in the recapitalization of Newport Global Opportunities Fund LP. In the transaction, investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley, LGT Capital and other syndicate investors committed capital to a newly formed Newport-managed fund that acquired substantially all of the portfolio of the existing fund. Existing limited partners elected to either roll their interests into the new fund or receive cash in respect of their interest.
- Kelso & Company in its acquisition of US LBM Holdings, a building products distributor, from BlackEagle Partners.
- Roofing Supply Group, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its $1.1 billion sale to Beacon Roofing Supply.
- Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its $12 billion acquisition of GE Capital’s sponsor lending business, including Antares Capital, the leading lender to middle market private equity sponsors in the U.S.
- Diamond Castle in the restructuring of, and secondary sale of interests in, Diamond Castle Partners IV. In the transaction, investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Intermediate Capital Group and other syndicate investors committed capital to a newly formed Diamond Castle-managed fund that acquired most of the portfolio of Fund IV, and Fund IV limited partners elected either to participate in the longer term potential of the portfolio by rolling their interests into the new fund or to effectively sell their interests to the buying syndicate.
- Crescent Capital Group in various equity investments.
- Bard College, 1996, M.A.
- University of North Carolina School of Law, 1988, J.D.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1984, B.A.
- New York
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