Jeffrey A. Brill
Jeffrey Brill has a diverse corporate practice, primarily concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, other transactions and corporate law matters.

Bio

Mr. Brill has represented public and private clients in a variety of U.S. and international transactions, including negotiated and contested acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, auctions, carve-out transactions, strategic investments, recapitalizations, reorganizations, joint ventures and other corporate matters.

Mr. Brill has represented public and private clients in a variety of U.S. and international transactions, including negotiated and contested acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, auctions, carve-out transactions, strategic investments, recapitalizations, reorganizations, joint ventures and other corporate matters.

Mr. Brill has advised clients in numerous industries, including representation of:

  • MSX International, an automotive outsourcing leader, in connection with its sale to Bain Capital;
  • The PGA TOUR in the (i) merger of its affiliate with an affiliate of EZLinks Golf to create a joint venture, EZLinks Golf LLC, a leading online tee-time reservation business; and (ii) acquisitions by EZLinks of (a) Integrated Business Systems and (b) Distinct Software Solutions and related debt and equity financings, including a significant minority investment by Providence Equity Partners;
  • Citibank, N.A. in numerous transactions, including in its recent sales of its (i) worldwide prepaid cards business to an affiliate of Wirecard AG; (ii) equities market-making business of Automated Trading Desk Financial Services to Citadel Securities; (iii) margin foreign exchange business to affiliates of FXCM and Saxo Bank; (iv) mutual fund transfer agency business to affiliates of SunGard Data Systems; and (v) wealth management services business to affiliates of Genpact Limited;
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in its acquisition of Bausch & Lomb;
  • The NASDAQ OMX Group in numerous transactions, including its (i) acquisitions of (a) Boardvantage, a leading provider of board and leadership communications and solutions, via merger, (b) Marketwired, a global provider of news distribution services and analytics, and (c) the eSpeed platform for electronic trading in U.S. Treasury securities from BGC Partners, a former affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald and (ii) sale of International Derivatives Clearing Group to LCH.Clearnet Group via merger;
  • Hughes Telematics, a provider of voice and data connections and technology products for vehicles, in its merger with Verizon Communications;
  • Intrawest Resort Holdings, a mountain resort and adventure company, in its corporate reorganization in connection with its initial public offering;
  • The Sage Group plc in various transactions, including its sales of (i) Sage Software Healthcare to Vista Equity Partners; (ii) the Nonprofit Solutions business to Accel-KKR; and (iii) the ACT! contact management and SalesLogix customer relationship management businesses to Swiftpage;
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in its merger with Biovail Corporation, the largest publicly traded pharmaceutical company in Canada (The Globe and Mail’s Health Care Deal of the Year);
  • XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. in its merger of equals with Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.;
  • Primerica, Inc., the largest independent financial services marketing company in North America, in its restructuring and initial public offering, and in the sale of a significant equity stake to private equity funds controlled by Warburg Pincus LLC. Mr. Brill’s role on this transaction was featured in the Financial Times inaugural “US Innovative Lawyers” report, which ranked Skadden as the top firm in the country for innovation in the legal sector and in the financial services category;
  • Mars, Incorporated, one of the world’s leading producers of confectionery products, food and pet food, in its acquisitions of (i) Nutro Products, Inc. from Bain Capital Partners LLC and (ii) certain assets from Menu Foods Income Fund;
  • Citigroup Inc. in its (i) sale of The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Life and Annuity Company and other insurance businesses to MetLife, Inc.; (ii) acquisition of Automated Trading Desk, Inc.; and (iii) sale of CitiStreet LLC to ING Group;
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in various commercial and financing transactions with a third party to develop apparel in connection with the launch of a new brand;
  • Dayco, LLC in a dividend recapitalization and its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Metavation LLC, a subsidiary of Revstone Industries, LLC;
  • The PMI Group in connection with a significant equity investment in PMI by funds affiliated with the Blackstone Group;
  • Aztar Corporation, a hospitality and gaming company, in its announced, but terminated, merger with Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., the subsequent four-way bidding contest culminating in a merger with Columbia Sussex Corporation, and in its related divestitures of casino properties;
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated in its acquisition of Oxford Health Plans, Inc.;
  • The Dial Corporation, a leading manufacturer of personal care and cleaning products, in its merger with Henkel KgaA;
  • American Medical Security Group, Inc. in its acquisition by PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc.;
  • ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its acquisition of the publicly held shares of Ribapharm Inc.;
  • Cendant Corporation in its acquisition of Ramada Franchise Canada Inc.;
  • Deere & Company (John Deere) in its acquisition of Richton International;
  • NRT Incorporated, the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the U.S., in several acquisitions, including acquisitions of The Sunshine Group, Ltd. and Gundaker Real Estate Co., Inc. and related real estate entities;
  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. in its acquisition of Bush Boake Allen Inc.;
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Algos Pharmaceuticals Corporation via merger, thereby becoming a publicly traded company;
  • the significant stockholders of The Todd-AO Corporation (now Liberty Livewire Corporation), a movie and television post-production company, in its merger with Liberty Media Corporation;
  • Total Merchant Services in its dividend recapitalization; and
  • Sunrise Capital Partners, L.P. in its management-led acquisition of substantially all of the assets of SubMicron Systems Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of equipment systems for the semiconductor industry, and the subsequent financings of Akrionā€ˆLLC.

Mr. Brill also has represented many of these clients and other public and private companies, organizations and shareholders in connection with various corporate matters, financings and corporate governance. He also has advised clients with respect to SEC reporting obligations and takeover preparedness. In addition, he has counseled investment banking clients in transactional and financial advisory work.

In 2011, Mr. Brill was honored by Investment Dealers’ Digest as one of the “Forty Under Forty” top dealmakers in the country, one of only six attorneys to receive such recognition. Mr. Brill also received “40 Under 40” accolades from The M&A Advisor. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 United States and was recognized as a “highly thought of” partner at Skadden, which was ranked in the highest tier of firms for large M&A transactions. Mr. Brill has been named to Law360’s M&A Editorial Advisory Board since 2012.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1998 (Managing Editor, Cornell Law Review)
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1993 (magna cum laude)

Admissions

  • New York

Associations

  • Member, Board of Directors, National Academy Foundation

Jeffrey A. Brill

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
jeffrey.brill@skadden.com