Mark A. Stagliano
Mark Stagliano is a partner in the corporate department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Mark’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and corporate governance. He has advised companies in a variety of industries on a wide range of matters, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, IPOs and other capital market transactions, spin-offs, joint ventures, private equity transactions, as well as takeover defense, shareholder activism and proxy contests.
In 2020, Mark was named a “Rising Star” by The Deal, which recognized him as one of the 28 most promising new M&A partners. In 2023, Mark was named one of the next generation of legal leaders in America by Lawdragon.
Mark received a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2011.
Selected recent representations include:
- Uber Technologies in its $2.65 billion acquisition of Postmates and its sale of its autonomous vehicle technologies business, Apparate USA, to Aurora Innovation, as well as Aurora Innovation’s $11 billion SPAC transaction with Reinvent Technology Partners Y
- United Technologies in its $147 billion merger of equals with Raytheon, its $30.3 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins, its spin-offs of Carrier Global and Otis Worldwide, its $1.925 billion sale of its military GPS business to BAE Systems and numerous other transactions
- T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom in the $146 billion combination of T-Mobile and Sprint, the $5 billion sale of Sprint’s prepaid wireless business to DISH, and the combination of T-Mobile with MetroPCS at a $30 billion enterprise valuation
- Hill-Rom in its $12.4 billion acquisition by Baxter International
- AIG in its $2.2 billion sale of a 9.9% equity interest in its Life and Retirement business to Blackstone, $1.9 billion initial public offering of Corebridge Financial and $4.5 billion sale of its Validus Re business to RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd
- Office Properties Income Trust in its all-stock combination with Diversified Healthcare Trust to create a diversified REIT with $12.4 billion in assets
- Grupo Televisa in its $4.8 billion combination of its content business with Univision
- Gramercy Property Trust in its $7.6 billion acquisition by Blackstone
- W.R. Grace in its $7 billion all-cash sale to Standard Industries
- Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation in its $4 billion acquisition by Industrial Logistics Properties Trust
- Columbia Property Trust in its $3.9 billion acquisition by funds managed by PIMCO
- Ventas in its $2.3 billion all-stock acquisition of New Senior Investment Group
- Medline in its sale of a majority interest to Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman
- HP Inc. in its successful defense against the $34 billion unsolicited exchange offer and associated proxy contest by Xerox
- Pfizer in its agreed $160 billion combination with Allergan plc and its $5.2 billion acquisition of Anacor Pharmaceuticals
- Shaw Communications in its C$26 billion combination with Rogers Communications
- Monsanto in its $66 billion acquisition by Bayer AG
- Gap Inc. in its now-abandoned separation into two independent public companies
- Mondelez in its approximately $500 million acquisition of Tate’s Bake Shop
- Alcoa in its separation into two public companies, Arconic and Alcoa, and Arconic in its separation into two public companies, Arconic and Howmet Aerospace
- Arconic in its proxy contest and settlement agreements with Elliott Management
- Stone Point Capital, Warburg Pincus, Reverence Capital Partners, Sixth Street and Bayview Asset Management in their acquisition of a majority interest in TIAA Bank
- Warburg Pincus in its $325 million equity investment in Banc of California in connection with Banc of California’s all-stock merger with PacWest Bancorp
- Global Payments in the $1 billion sale of its Netspend consumer business to Rêv Worldwide and Searchlight Capital
- Cracker Barrel in its Nomination and Cooperation Agreement with Biglari Capital Corp.
- Carsten Koerl, the Founder and CEO of Sportradar, in Sportradar’s $513 million initial public offering
- MeadWestvaco in its $16 billion combination with Rock-Tenn
- Publicis Groupe S.A. in its $3.7 billion acquisition of Sapient Corporation
- Saks Inc. in its $2.9 billion sale to Hudson’s Bay
- Sears Holdings in its $1.6 billion rights offering for Seritage Growth Properties and joint venture transactions with Macerich, Simon Properties Group and General Growth Properties
- Expedia in its $270 million investment in Despegar and the subsequent IPO of Despegar
- Valero Energy Corp. in its $2.1 billion spinoff of CST Brands
- Berry Plastics Group in its $470 million IPO
- Guild Holdings in its $97.5 million IPO
- Mergers and Acquisitions—2023,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, February 8, 2023.
- U.S. chapter,
in The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Law Business Research, London, Sixteenth ed. 2022 (Fifteenth ed. 2021).
- Mergers and Acquisitions - 2022,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, January 27, 2022.
- REIT M&A and Strategy in 2022,
January 3, 2022.