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:

  • Capital One in its $35.3 billion acquisition of Discover and in numerous other transactions, including its $9 billion acquisition of ING Direct and its acquisition of HSBC’s $30 billion US credit card business
  • Greenhill in its $550 million sale to Mizuho
  • United Community Banks in its pending acquisition of First Miami Bancorp
  • DBO Partners in its sale to Piper Sandler Companies
  • Westrock Coffee in its $1.1 billion going public transaction and its $405 million acquisition of S&D Coffee
  • CMC Materials in its $6.5 billion sale to Entegris, its $1.6 billion acquisition of KMG Chemicals and its acquisition of International Test Solutions
  • CardWorks in minority investments from private equity funds and in its terminated $2.65 billion sale to Ally Financial
  • Bank of Hawaii in its preferred stock offering
  • Cathay General Bancorp in its acquisition of HSBC’s West Coast branches, its acquisition of Far East National Bank and its acquisition of Asia Bancshares
  • Independent Bank Corp. in its $1.15 billion all stock acquisition of Meridian Bancorp
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific in its $550 million acquisition of Mesa Biotech and its terminated $12.5 billion acquisition of Qiagen NV
  • BankUnited in its subordinated notes offering
  • 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
  • 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

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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