Mark A. Stagliano


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
  • Capri Holdings, owner of Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors, in its $10 billion sale to Tapestry, owner of Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman
  • 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
  • Danone in the sale of its Horizon Organic and Wallaby business to Platinum Equity
  • LKQ in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Uni-Select
  • 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 and its spin-off of Ollamani
  • 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

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