Mark A. Stagliano
Mark Stagliano is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz’s Corporate Department.
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.
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
- 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
- Pfizer in its $5.2 billion acquisition of Anacor Pharmaceuticals and its agreed $160 billion combination with Allergan plc
- HP Inc. in its successful defense against the $34 billion unsolicited exchange offer and associated proxy contest by Xerox
- 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
- Gramercy Property Trust in its $7.6 billion acquisition by Blackstone
- 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