Adam N. King


Adam King joined Skadden’s M&A Group in 2010. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters. He also regularly advises clients on corporate governance and compliance matters, takeover preparedness and other general corporate matters. Significant representations include:

  • EMC Corporation in its $67 billion acquisition by Dell Technologies Inc., the largest-ever technology sector acquisition;
  • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated in its pending $758.5 million acquisition of IronPlanet Holdings, Inc., a leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment;
  • NPS Pharmaceuticals in its $5.2 billion sale to Shire;
  • Boise Inc., a manufacturer of packaging products and paper, in its $1.3 billion acquisition by Packaging Corporation of America;
  • JLL Partners in its $2.6 billion acquisition of a majority interest in the pharmaceuticals business of Royal DSM NV and the related take-private of Patheon Inc.;
  • Solo Cup Company in its $1 billion acquisition by Dart Container Corporation;
  • JLL Partners in its acquisition of Point Blank Holding Corp., a leader in the development and commercialization of protective solutions for the military, law enforcement and corrections markets, from Sun Capital Partners;
  • Vocus, Inc., a provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software, in its $467 million acquisition by GTCR;
  • TOMY Company Ltd. in its $680 million acquisition of RC2 Corporation;
  • GTCR in its $390 million acquisition of Fundtech Ltd. by means of an all-cash topping bid to an announced stock-for-stock transaction;
  • Black Diamond Capital Management in its $178 million acquisition of the assets of White Birch Paper Company pursuant to a credit bid under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act as part of White Birch’s cross-border restructuring;
  • Jones Lang Lasalle in its $275 million senior notes offering; and
  • Navistar International Corporation in connection with shareholder activism and related corporate governance and other matters.



  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2009
  • B.A., Valparaiso University, 2006


  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts

Adam N. King

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions