Raaj S. Narayan


Raaj S. Narayan

Raaj S. Narayan is a Partner at Wachtell Lipton in the Corporate Department.  He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, takeover and shareholder activism defense and corporate governance matters.  He represents public and private companies and private equity funds on a wide range of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spinoffs, investments, joint ventures, initial public offerings and other securities offerings.  Based in Silicon Valley, he represents companies and investors across industries, with a substantial portion of his practice involving technology, fintech and financial services companies.  Mr. Narayan was named a Rising Star by Law360 for 2019.

Selected M&A transactions include salesforce.com in its acquisitions of Tableau Software and MuleSoft; Hewlett Packard Enterprise in its acquisition of Cray and its Reverse Morris Trust transaction combining its Software Business with Micro Focus International; eBay in its sale of StubHub to viagogo; Envision Healthcare in its sale to KKR; Financial Engines in its sale to Hellman & Friedman; AOL in its sale to Verizon and acquisition of Millennial Media; GTECH in its acquisition of International Game Technology; International Game Technology in its sale of DoubleDown to DoubleU Games; Wells Fargo in the sale of its Health Savings Account Business to UnitedHealth and its Shareowner Services Business to Equiniti; Capital One in its acquisitions of ING Direct USA, GE Capital’s Healthcare Finance Business, HSBC’s Domestic Credit Card Business, Cabela’s credit card program and Walmart’s credit card program; Final in the sale of its assets to Goldman Sachs; Teneo in its investments by CVC Capital Partners and BC Partners, as well as numerous acquisitions; Cantor Fitzgerald in its sale of Berkeley Point to BGC Partners; the Cleveland Browns in its sale to Jimmy Haslam; the Aston Villa Football Club in its sale to Recon Group; The Carlyle Group in its acquisitions of Duff & Phelps and CFGI; Atlas Energy in its sale to Chevron; Ventas in its acquisition of Atria Senior Living; Knight Capital in its merger with GETCO; Itaú Unibanco in the merger of its Chilean and Colombian operations with CorpBanca; Rockefeller Capital Management in its acquisition of Financial Clarity; City National Bank in its acquisition of First American Equipment Finance; The Huntington National Bank in its acquisition of Macquarie Equipment Finance; Radian Group in its acquisition of Clayton Holdings; Suffolk Bancorp in its sale to People’s United Financial and the prior sale of its Wealth Management Business to Beacon Trust Company; Mechanics Bank in its acquisition by Ford Financial; Encore Bancshares in its sale to Cadence Bancorp; and National Bank Holdings and Hilltop Holdings in various FDIC-assisted acquisitions.

Selected spinoff transactions include Hewlett-Packard Company in its spinoff of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Nielsen in its spinoff of its Global Connect business; Agilent Technologies in its spinoff of Keysight Technologies; BGC Partners in its spinoff of Newmark; and Atlas Energy in its spinoff of Atlas Resources Partners.

Selected capital raising and investment transactions include Square, Santander Consumer USA, Newmark and National MI in their initial public offerings; salesforce.com in its initial public notes offering; Keysight Technologies in its initial notes offering; Knight Capital in its preferred stock financing by Jefferies, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens Investments, Stifel Financial and TD Ameritrade; Suffolk Bancorp in its PIPE common stock financing; Social Finance (SoFi) in separate financings led by Qatar Investment Authority and Silver Lake Partners; Warburg Pincus in its investment in Varo Money; CardWorks in its investments by PIMCO, Parthenon Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners; and Mondelēz in its investments in Hu Kitchen and Uplift Foods.

Mr. Narayan received a B.A. cum laude from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review and the Stanford Law & Policy Review.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the State Bar of California.


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