Brandon C. Price


Brandon C. Price

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:

  • CMC Materials in its acquisition of International Test Solutions and its $1.6 billion acquisition of KMG Chemicals
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific in its $550 million acquisition of Mesa Biotech and its terminated $12.5 billion acquisition of Qiagen NV
  • Capital One Financial Corporation in numerous transactions, including its investment in Hopper, several credit card programs and acquisitions and sales of credit card portfolios, the sale of its $17 billion mortgage portfolio, the sale of its brokerage business, its $9 billion acquisition of GE Capital’s US Healthcare Finance business, 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 acquisition of Chevy Chase Bank
  • CardWorks in its terminated $2.65 billion sale to Ally Financial
  • Westrock Coffee in its $405 million acquisition of S&D Coffee from Cott
  • United Community in its $473 million strategic merger with First Defiance
  • Sandler O’Neill in its merger with Piper Jaffray
  • Pfizer in its $11.4 billion acquisition of Array Biopharma
  • Revolution Plastics in its sale to Arsenal Capital Partners
  • Fidelity Southern Corporation in its $751 million merger with Ameris Bancorp
  • NextEra Energy in its $6.5 billion acquisition of Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas and the Stanton and Oleander Power Projects from The Southern Company
  • First Evanston Bancorp in its sale to Byline Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo & Company in the sale of its Shareowner Services business to Equiniti Group
  • 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 acquisition of Far East National Bank and its acquisition of Asia Bancshares
  • Itaú Unibanco in its 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 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 divestiture of 330 Family Dollar stores to Sycamore Partners, and various financing transactions
  • 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 numerous transactions, including the sale of Balboa Insurance, sale of First Republic Bank and sale of various 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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