Sean C. Doyle

Sean C. Doyle

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets
Sean C. Doyle is a corporate attorney concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate law.


Mr. Doyle’s mergers and acquisitions experience includes public and private transactions, negotiated acquisitions and contested takeovers, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. He was named Lawyer of the Year in the Food and Beverage category at The Deal Awards in 2018. Mr. Doyle has been involved in a number of significant transactions, including:

  • Keurig Green Mountain’s merger with Dr Pepper Snapple Group to form Keurig Dr Pepper;
  • Keurig Dr Pepper’s acquisitions of the Big Red and Core brands;
  • JAB Holding Company’s acquisition of an additional 20 percent of the outstanding common stock of Coty Inc. to increase its stake to 60 percent;
  • Coty Inc.’s acquisition of the beauty business of The Procter & Gamble Company through a Reverse Morris Trust transaction;
  • Eurazeo’s acquisition of Planet Payments through its Fintrax portfolio company;
  • D.E. Master Blenders 1753’s acquisition of Mondelez’s coffee business to create Jacob Douwe Egberts;
  • The Coca-Cola Company’s acquisitions of the North American business of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., Energy Brands Inc. and Fuze Beverages LLC; its equity investment in Honest Tea, Inc.; and the sale of its 51 percent stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. to Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico);
  • JAB Holding Company’s acquisitions of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc., Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., D.E. Master Blenders 1753, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Panera Bread Company;
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.’s acquisitions of Infastech and Nelson Stud Welding;
  • Epoch Holding Corporation’s acquisition by The Toronto-Dominion Bank;
  • BlackRock, Inc.’s acquisition of Barclays Global Investors and its acquisition of the hedge fund of funds business of Quellos Holdings, LLC;
  • Fisher Scientific International Inc.’s merger with Thermo Electron Corporation;
  • Aviall, Inc.’s sale to The Boeing Company;
  • Daimler-Benz AG’s merger with Chrysler Corporation;
  • DISH Network’s acquisition of DBSD North America, Inc. in connection with DBSD’s plan of reorganization;
  • Deutsche Bank AG’s acquisition of Dresdner Bank AG’s global agency securities lending business and its investment in BATS Trading, as well as the sale of Deutsche Bank’s multifamily mortgage origination and securities business;
  • Pantone, Inc.’s sale to X-Rite Corporation; and
  • Citigroup’s sale of its life insurance and annuity business to MetLife, Inc.; the sale of its asset management business to Legg Mason, Inc.; and the sale of its student loan origination and servicing business to Discover Financial Services and Sallie Mae.

Mr. Doyle also has advised several financial services clients regarding distribution arrangements and investment banking clients in transactional work.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1993 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Administrative Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal)
  • A.B, Georgetown University, 1988


  • New York

Sean C. Doyle

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets