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Narayan, Raaj S.
Partner, Corporate
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Raaj S. Narayan is a Partner at Wachtell Lipton in the Corporate Department.  He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and corporate governance matters and has represented public and private companies in a wide range of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, divestitures, investments, joint ventures and securities offerings.

Selected M&A transactions include salesforce.com in its acquisition of MuleSoft; Envision Healthcare in its sale to KKR; Financial Engines in its sale to Hellman & Friedman; AOL in its sale to Verizon and acquisition of Millennial Media; GTECH in its acquisition of International Game Technology and the combined company’s sale of DoubleDown to DoubleU Games; Wells Fargo in the sale of its Health Savings Account Business to UnitedHealth and its Shareowner Services Business to Equiniti; Capital One in its acquisitions of ING Direct USA, GE Capital’s Healthcare Finance Business, HSBC’s Domestic Credit Card Business and Cabela’s and Walmart’s credit card programs; Final in its sale to Goldman Sachs; Teneo in its investment by BC Partners; the Cleveland Browns in its sale to Jimmy Haslam; the Aston Villa Football Club in its sale to Recon Group; The Carlyle Group in its acquisitions of Duff & Phelps and CFGI; Atlas Energy in its sale to Chevron; Ventas in its acquisition of Atria Senior Living; and numerous financial institutions (including City National Bank, The Huntington National Bank, Mechanics Bank, Suffolk Bancorp, National Bank Holdings, PlainsCapital Bank and Encore Bancshares) in acquisitions and sales.  Selected spinoff transactions include Hewlett-Packard in its spinoff of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the Reverse Morris Trust transaction between its Software Business and Micro Focus International; Agilent Technologies in its spinoff of Keysight Technologies; and BGC Partners in its spinoff of Newmark. 

Mr. Narayan advises companies, investors and founders on a range of capital markets transactions including initial public offerings and other public offerings, PIPEs and private company capital raising and secondary market transactions.  

Mr. Narayan received a B.A. cum laude from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review and senior editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the State Bar of California.


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