Page W. Griffin

Page W. Griffin

Partner, Executive Compensation and Benefits
Page Griffin regularly advises companies, executive management teams and individual executives on the design, implementation and termination of compensation and benefit arrangements, including executive employment and severance agreements; retention, severance and change-in-control plans; cash and equity-based incentive programs; and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

Bio

Mr. Griffin frequently counsels clients regarding Securities and Exchange Commission rules governing executive compensation disclosure and corporate governance matters arising in the context of executive compensation, as well as tax rules applicable to deferred compensation, excise tax on excess parachute payments and limits on the deductibility of executive compensation. In addition, Mr. Griffin regularly advises companies, boards and members of management on executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings and other extraordinary corporate events.

In recognition of his work, Mr. Griffin has been recognized as an Executive Compensation and Benefits MVP by Law360, which also has repeatedly named Skadden among its Executive Compensation and Benefits Groups of the Year.

Mr. Griffin’s selected representative experience includes:

Technology

  • Ansys, Inc. in its pending $35 billion sale to Synopsys, Inc.
  • Splunk Inc. in its pending $30 billion sale to Cisco Systems
  • Elon Musk in his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter
  • Activision Blizzard Inc. in its $75 billion acquisition by Microsoft Corporation and its acquisition of Boston-based gaming studio Proletariat
  • Proofpoint in its $12.3 billion sale to Thoma Bravo
  • SK hynix, Inc. in its $9 billion acquisition of Intel’s memory business
  • ZeniMax Media in its $7.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft Corporation
  • Coherent in its initially announced $5.7 billion sale to Lumentum, followed by Coherent’s subsequent responses to competing acquisition proposals from MKS Instruments, II-VI and Lumentum that culminated in Coherent’s $7 billion sale to II-VI
  • Entegris, Inc. in its $6.5 billion acquisition of CMC Materials, Inc.
  • CoreLogic, Inc. in its $6 billion acquisition by funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners
  • Dell Technologies Inc. in its $4 billion sale of Boomi to Francisco Partners and TPG
  • Dassault Systèmes S.E. in its $5.8 billion acquisition of Medidata Solutions, Inc.
  • viagogo in its $4.05 billion acquisition of StubHub, Inc. from eBay Inc.
  • Spotify in numerous acquisitions, including of Findaway, Podz, Inc., Betty Labs Incorporated, Megaphone from Graham Holdings, Bill Simmons’ The Ringer, Cutler Media, LLC, Gimlet Media Inc., Anchor FM Inc., SoundBetter, Loudr.fm and Sonantic Limited

Manufacturing and Industrials

  • DuPont in numerous transactions, including:
    • the $11 billion sale of the majority of its mobility and materials business to Celanese
    • its $1.75 billion acquisition of Spectrum Plastics
    • the $1.8 billion sale of its Delrin business to funds managed by The Jordan Companies
    • its proposed (but terminated) $5.2 billion acquisition of Rogers Corporation
  • Ecolab Inc. in its reverse Morris trust transaction involving its ChampionX business and Apergy Corporation, which valued ChampionX at $4.4 billion
  • Honeywell International Inc. in its pending $4.95 billion acquisition of Global Access Solutions, Carrier Global Corporation’s security business

Financial Services and Insurance

  • Brookfield in various transactions, including its:
    • $11.4 billion acquisition of Forest City Realty Trust Inc.
    • $13.3 billion take-private acquisition of Triton International Limited
    • $5.1 billion acquisition of American National Group, Inc.
  • E*Trade Financial Corporation in its $13 billion acquisition by Morgan Stanley
  • American International Group, Inc. in its strategic partnership with Stone Point Capital LLC to form an independent managing general agency to serve high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth markets

Health Care and Life Sciences

  • Catalent, Inc. in its pending $16.5 billion merger with an affiliate of Novo Holdings S/A
  • Centene Corporation in numerous transactions, including its $17.3 billion merger with WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation in numerous transactions, including:
    • the carve-out of its dental supplies unit into a separate publicly traded company called Envista Holdings Corporation via a $589 million initial public offering of common stock
    • its $3.3 billion divestiture of its remaining interest in Envista Holdings Corporation through a split-off exchange offer
  • Iora Health in its $2 billion sale to 1Life Healthcare

Consumer Products and Retail

  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.E. in its initially unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, €14.7 billion acquisition of Tiffany & Co.
  • Performance Food Group Company in numerous transactions, including its:
    • $2.5 billion acquisition of Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.
    • $2 billion acquisition of Reinhart FoodService

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2011
  • B.A., Davidson College, 2002

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • California

Page W. Griffin

Partner, Executive Compensation and Benefits
page.griffin@skadden.com