Denis Klimentchenko focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate financings, and other corporate and securities matters.


Prior to joining Skadden in November 2009, he worked in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, where he supervised audits of U.S. publicly traded companies. Mr. Klimentchenko’s representations include advising:

  • the special committee of independent directors of Adevinta ASA in connection with the US$13.2 billion bid to acquire Adevinta by a consortium led by funds advised by Permira and Blackstone, as well as General Atlantic and TCV
  • Wolt Enterprises Oy in its £7 billion acquisition by DoorDash, Inc.
  • Infrastructure Integrator LLC in its business combination with JSC First Tower Company, one of the largest mobile tower infrastructure companies in Russia, with a reported enterprise value of over US$1 billion
  • Kismet Acquisition One, a special purpose acquisition company, in its US$1.9 billion initial merger with Nexters Global Limited, the first-ever de-SPAC transaction involving a Russian company. As a result of the merger, Nexters will become a publicly traded company
  • Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp. in its merger with FREYR AS, the first-ever Nordic de-SPAC. As a result of the merger, FREYR will become a publicly traded company
  • Adevinta ASA in its US$9.2 billion acquisition of eBay Classifieds Group from eBay Inc.
  • L’Occitane International S.A., a global luxury cosmetics group based in Europe and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in connection with its proposed acquisition of the Elemis Group for US$900 million
  • Nasdaq, Inc. in its:
    • US$770 million bid for Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA
    • US$190 million acquisition of Cinnober Financial Technology AB
  • DSV A/S in its:
    • US$4.2 billion acquisition of the global integrated logistics business of Agility Public Warehousing Company K.S.C.P.
    • US$4.6 billion acquisition of The Panalpina Group
    • unsolicited bid for CEVA
    • US$1.3 billion acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc.
  • IBS Holding as largest shareholder in connection with Luxoft Holdings, Inc.’s US$2 billion acquisition by DCX Technology Company
  • Wes Edens, founder of Fortress Investment Group LLC and owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, in his joint investment with Nassef Sawiris in Aston Villa Football Club Limited
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in its US$1 billion acquisition of a 66.7% stake in Silversea Cruises
  • Engen Limited in the sale of certain downstream assets in 10 countries in Africa to Vivo Energy Holding BV in exchange for a minority stake in Vivo
  • Hg, as lead investor, in the US$5.3 billion buyout of Visma. This was Europe’s largest-ever software buyout
  • Nokia Corporation in:
    • the sale and transfer of its IP Video business to Volaris Group Inc. as part of their joint venture to launch Velocix
    • its US$17 billion combination with Alcatel-Lucent
    • its agreement to transition its Gainspeed portfolio, along with all supporting technology and assets, to Vecima Networks
    • its joint venture with China Huaxin Telecommunications
    • its acquisition of Panasonic System Networks Company Japan
  • Eurasia Drilling Company Limited in the acquisition of a 51% stake in the company by Schlumberger Limited
  • ABH Holdings in its:   
    • sale of a stake in Public Joint Stock Company Alfa-Bank to MSP Stiftung
    • acquisition of Ukrsotsbank
  • Moody’s Corporation in its €3 billion acquisition of Bureau Van Dyke
  • BA Glass BV in its US$1 billion joint acquisition with CVC Capital Partners Limited of Anchor Glass Container Corporation from KPS Capital Partners, LP
  • CEVA in its acquisition of certain assets of Sanofi’s animal health portfolio located across 30 jurisdictions
  • IBS Group in its take-private scheme of arrangement
  • Stena in its US$1.1 billion refinancing via a US$350 million Rule144A / Regulation S secured bonds offering and a US$650 million secured loan
  • Marine Harvest in its U.S. registration and initial listing on the NYSE
  • Algeta in its:
    • US$2.9 billion sale to Bayer AG
    • US$120 million exempt offering of 3.375% convertible bonds due 2018
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch as underwriters in a Medical Properties Trust’s €200 million U.S. public offering of 5.750% senior notes due 2020
  • Alfa-Access-Renova (AAR) in connection with the US$56 billion sale of TNK-BP to Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft. AAR’s 50% stake in TNK-BP was sold for US$28 billion
  • CF Industries in its:
    • US$910 million acquisition of a stake in Canadian Fertilizers Limited owned by Viterra, Inc.
    • US$4.7 billion acquisition of Terra Industries and its related $1.1 billion common stock and US$1.6 billion public note offerings
  • Middleby Corporation in its six separate acquisitions of privately held companies
  • Capital Shopping Centres in its US$1 billion U.S. REIT joint venture with Equity One, Inc.
  • Black Diamond in its US$230 million acquisition of a bankrupt Canadian newsprint manufacturing company
  • Stryker Corporation in its US$750 million U.S. public offering of 2% senior notes due 2016
  • Northern Trust Corporation in its US$500 million U.S. public offering of 3.375% senior notes due 2021



  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2009
  • B.A., University of North Dakota, 2003


  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Illinois

Denis Klimentchenko