Joshua R. Cammaker


Joshua R. Cammaker

Joshua R. Cammaker is a corporate partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. Mr. Cammaker has been involved in many major domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, takeover defenses, joint ventures and private equity transactions.

Josh frequently speaks and writes on shareholder activism, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Recent representations include:

  • United Technologies in the all-stock merger of equals of its Aerospace businesses with Raytheon Company
  • United Technologies in its separation into three independent public companies
  • Michael Kors Holdings Limited (now renamed Capri Holdings Limited) in its €1.83 billion acquisition of Gianni Versace S.p.A. and in its in its $1.35 billion acquisition of Jimmy Choo PLC
  • Hubbell in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Aclara Technologies from Sun Capital Partners
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company in its acquisition of the EltaMD skin care brand and in its acquisitions of the PCA Skin brand
  • Harman International Industries, Incorporated in its $8.8 billion acquisition by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Danone in its $12.5 billion acquisition of The WhiteWave Foods Company
  • Lexmark International, Inc. in its $3.6 billion acquisition by a consortium led by Apex Technology Co., Ltd. and PAG Asia Capital
  • United Technologies in its $9 billion sale of its Sikorsky Aircraft Business to Lockheed Martin, its $18.4 billion acquisition of Goodrich, its $1.5 billion buyout of Rolls-Royce’s joint venture interest in International Aero Engines AG and its $1.82 billion acquisition of GE Security from General Electric
  • Hubbell Incorporated in the reclassification of its dual class common stock into a single class
  • Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. in its $1.2 billion investment in Univision Communications and renegotiation of commercial arrangements
  • ANN INC. in its $2.2 billion sale to ascena retail group, inc.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company in sales of various businesses
  • Saks Inc. in its $2.9 billion sale to Hudson’s Bay

Josh is the former co-chair of the M&A and Joint Venture Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association and a Member of the American Law Institute. He earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Tufts University in 1991, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from New York University Law School in 1994, where he was an editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.

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