Gordon S. Moodie

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Gordon S. Moodie

Gordon Moodie is a partner in the Corporate Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. Mr. Moodie has represented public and private companies in a variety of industries and transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, initial public offerings, securities law matters and corporate governance.

Representative transactions include:

  • Pfizer in the $48 billion combination of Upjohn with Mylan
  • Michael Dell in the $67 billion combination of Dell and EMC and the $24.5 billion acquisition of Dell
  • Lions Gate Entertainment in its merger with Starz, its acquisition of Summit Entertainment and in its successful proxy contest against Carl Icahn
  • The Board of Directors of  Genesee & Wyoming in its $8.4 billion sale to affiliates of Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC
  • Presidio in its $2.1 billion sale to BC Partners, initial public offering and strategic acquisitions
  • XO Group in its $933 million merger with Wedding Wire
  • Newmont Mining in its $10 billion acquisition of Goldcorp
  • Newfield Exploration Company in its $5.5 billion sale to Encana Corporation
  • Square in its initial public offering
  • Leap Wireless in its $1.2 billion acquisition by AT&T
  • CST Brands in the $4.4 billion merger with Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • Tim Hortons in its $12 billion combination with Burger King
  • Saks Incorporated in its $2.9 billion acquisition by Hudson’s Bay Company
  • FMC Corporation in the acquisition of a significant portion of DuPont’s crop protection business and simultaneous sale to DuPont of FMC’s Health and Nutrition business; the $1.8 billion acquisition of Cheminova; and the $1.6 billion sale of its Alkali chemical business to Tronox
  • Texas Industries in its $2.7 billion combination with Martin Marietta
  • Cabot Corporation in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Norit N.V.
  • Rohm and Haas in its $18 billion sale to Dow Chemical
  • Airgas in successfully defending against a $5.8 billion hostile takeover bid by Air Products and Chemicals
  • Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. in its $1.9 billion acquisition of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc
  • Smurfit-Stone Container in its $3.5 billion merger with RockTenn Company
  • Duke Energy in its $32 billion merger with Progress Energy

Mr. Moodie received a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, graduating first in his class, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude and winning the Victor Brudney Prize.

Mr. Moodie is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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