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

Bio

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:

  • 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; and
    • US$190 million acquisition of Cinnober Financial Technology AB;
  • DSV A/S in its:
    • US$4.6 billion acquisition of The Panalpina Group;
    • unsolicited bid for CEVA; and
    • 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 percent 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 joint venture with China Huaxin Telecommunications; and
    • its acquisition of Panasonic System Networks Company Japan;
  • Eurasia Drilling Company Limited in the acquisition of a 51 percent 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; and
    • 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;
  • 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;
  • Algeta in its US$120 million exempt offering of 3.375% convertible bonds due 2018;
  • 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 percent 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.;
  • 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; and
  • CF Industries in its US$4.7 billion acquisition of Terra Industries and its related $1.1 billion common stock and US$1.6 billion public note offerings.

Credentials

Education

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

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Illinois

Denis Klimentchenko