Christopher F. Baeza

Bio

Christopher Baeza’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, securities compliance, corporate finance and general corporate matters. Mr. Baeza has represented public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment banks in a variety of corporate transactions. Some of his representations include:

  • ONEOK, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding common units of ONEOK Partners, L.P. not owned by ONEOK for $9.3 billion;
  • Noble Energy, Inc. in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc.;
  • Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including approval of its prepackaged restructuring plan and its emergence as Titan Energy, LLC;
  • CEMEX SAB in its sale of assets in Texas and New Mexico to Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua for $306 million;
  • Leidos Holdings, Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction to combine Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business segment with Leidos;
  • Kelso & Co. and Stone Point Capital, the private equity owners of Helios, a pharmacy benefit management company, in the sale of Helios to OptumRx Inc., the pharmacy benefit management unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc.;
  • Centene Corp. in its acquisition of insurance provider Health Net Inc. for $6.8 billion;
  • Hershey Co. in its $584 million acquisition of Chinese confectionary company Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co.;
  • Frontier Communications in its $2 billion cash acquisition of residential and business wireline assets from AT&T;
  • Dover Corporation in its spin-off of Knowles Corporation, which comprised Dover’s communication technologies business, into a stand-alone publicly traded company;
  • DigitalGlobe, Inc., a defense and intelligence satellite and aerial imagery company, in its $900 million merger with GeoEye Inc.;
  • Rain CII Carbon, a U.S. subsidiary of Indian cement and calcined coke supplier Rain Commodities Ltd., in its €702 million acquisition of European coal-tar producer Rütgers NV from private equity fund Triton Beteiligungsberatung GmbH; and
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev in its $20.1 billion acquisition of the remaining stake of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V that it did not already own.

Mr. Baeza also has experience handling a range of SEC-related filings and matters, and has assisted in matters relating to corporate restructuring, securities law, and limited partnership and limited liability company agreements.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 2010
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, 2010
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2004

Admissions

  • New York
  • Texas

Christopher F. Baeza