Vincent J. Cannizzaro III

Vincent J. Cannizzaro III

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions

Bio

Vincent J. Cannizzaro III represents public and private companies in a wide range of complex U.S. and cross-border transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, spin-offs and restructurings, in a range of sectors, including energy and infrastructure, financial services and SPACs. In recognition of his work in M&A, Mr. Cannizzaro has been named one of Best Lawyers’ Ones To Watch since 2021 and has been selected to The Legal 500’s M&A Private Practice Powerlist: USA. Mr. Cannizzaro has extensive experience advising on all areas of Delaware corporate and alternative entity law, including fiduciary duty, corporate governance, the structuring and formation of corporations, and other complex business arrangements. He also works with clients on the corporate aspects of financial restructurings and bankruptcy-related matters. Mr. Cannizzaro is a faculty member for the Business & Financial Literacy Module at Villanova University School of Law and serves as the editor for the Limited Liability Company portion of Folk on the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Mr. Cannizzaro’s representations include:

  • Armstrong Flooring, Inc. and three affiliated debtors in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy, including the:
    • $107 million sale of Armstrong’s North American assets
    • $59 million sale of Armstrong’s assets in China and Hong Kong
    • $31 million sale of Armstrong’s assets in Australia
  • NextEra Energy Partners in connection with:
    • a $1.1 billion convertible equity portfolio financing with a consortium of private infrastructure investors led by KKR, including in a transaction named Renewable Energy Deal of the Year at the 2020 Power Finance & Risk Awards
    • equity investments by funds affiliated with BlackRock Global Energy & Power Infrastructure to finance a $1.28 billion acquisition of renewable energy projects
  • NextEra Energy Resources, LLC in connection with its $849 million sale of a 50% interest in a 2,520 MW renewables portfolio to an affiliate of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Canada) and a related joint venture arrangement
  • JLL Partners, a leading private equity sponsor, in multiple transactions, including add-on transactions for Secretariat Advisors, a specialty consulting firm, and add-on transactions for, and sale of, Loar Group, a manufacturer of aerospace components
  • Sealed Air Corporation in its $3.2 billion carve-out sale of its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division to Bain Capital
  • Encompass Health Corporation (formerly HealthSouth) in its $750 million acquisition of EHHI Holdings, Inc. and $730 million acquisition of the operations of Reliant Hospital Partners, LLC
  • Builders FirstSource, Inc. in its $1.6 billion acquisition of ProBuild Holdings LLC
  • Armstrong World Industries, Inc. in the tax-free spin-off of its flooring and ceiling businesses into two separate, publicly traded companies
  • Rhapsody, a portfolio company of Hg, in its $166 million acquisition of Corepoint Health
  • BioClinica in several acquisitions and its $1.4 billion sale to Cinven
  • Amulet Capital Partners in its acquisition of SynteractHCR
  • Hanley Wood, LLC in its $375 million sale of Hanley Wood Exhibitions, Inc.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2013 (Summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review)
  • B.A., Catholic University, 2007

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2013-14)

Vincent J. Cannizzaro III

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions
vincent.cannizzaro@skadden.com