Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
Our distinctive structure defines our approach.  We maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms.  We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience and sophistication of our partners.
We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
Price, Brandon C.
Partner, Corporate
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Brandon C. Price is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  His practice is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital-raising transactions, takeover defense and other corporate and securities law matters, with a concentration on banks and other financial services companies.

Recent transactions include:

  • Cabot Microelectronics Corporation in its pending $1.6 billion acquisition of KMG Chemicals, Inc.
  • NextEra Energy in its pending $6.5 billion acquisition of Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas and the Stanton and Oleander Power Projects from The Southern Company
  • Capital One Financial Corporation in its pending acquisition of the Cabela’s credit card assets and liabilities from Synovus Bank, its $9 billion acquisition of GE Capital’s US Healthcare Finance business, its sale of the $7 billion Best Buy credit card portfolio to Citibank, its acquisition of HSBC’s U.S. $30 billion credit card business, its $9 billion acquisition of the U.S. operations of ING Direct Bank and its $520 million acquisition of Chevy Chase Bank
  • CIT Group in the $10 billion sale of its aircraft leasing business to Avolon Holdings, the sale of its aircraft leasing joint ventures to Tokyo Century and its $3.4 billion acquisition of OneWest Bank
  • Cathay General Bancorp in its pending acquisition of Far East National Bank, its acquisition of Asia Bancshares and the public offering of its TARP warrants by the U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Itaú Unibanco in its pending acquisition of Citigroup’s Brazilian consumer banking business and in the merger of Itaú’s Chilean and Colombian operations with CorpBanca 
  • Arlington Asset Investment in its successful defense to the control-slate proxy contest by Imation Corp. and Clinton Group
  • Cloud9 Technologies in in its Series A funding round
  • National Penn in its $1.8 billion merger with BB&T
  • Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy in their $7.7 billion sale to Targa Resources Partners and Targa Resources Corp and the spin-off of Atlas Energy’s non-midstream business
  • Dollar Tree in its $9.2 billion acquisition of Family Dollar, its related $3.25 billion senior notes offering and its divestiture of 330 Family Dollar stores to Sycamore Partners
  • Vantiv in its $1.65 billion acquisition of Mercury Payment Systems
  • Reverence Capital Partners in its investment in Victory Capital Holdings in connection with the acquisition of Munder Capital Management
  • Bank of America in its sale of Balboa Insurance, First Republic Bank and certain mortgage-related businesses
  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Edgewood Partners Insurance Center
  • Sallie Mae in the sale of its Upromise Investments business to Ascensus
  • Umpqua in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Sterling Financial and its divestiture of certain Sterling branches to Banner Bank
  • Knight Capital in its $1.8 billion sale to GETCO and its $400 million preferred stock investment from several investors

Mr. Price received a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 with highest honors and highest distinction and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  He received a J.D. in 2006 magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the New York University Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif and a Pomeroy Scholar.

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