Jeremy D. London
Jeremy London concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law and general corporate matters in a variety of industries, including health care, energy and telecommunications.

Bio

Mr. London has represented acquirers, targets and financial advisors in significant transactions, including public and private acquisitions and divestitures, negotiated and contested public acquisitions, and other corporate matters. Mr. London also counsels sellers, private equity firms and management in leveraged buyout transactions and firm clients in joint ventures and other strategic alliances.

Mr. London repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He also was named as one of Law360’s Health MVPs in 2015, The American Lawyer’s 2015 Dealmakers of the Year and among the 2013 D.C. Dealmakers of the Year by The National Law Journal.

Significant representations include:

  • The Advisory Board Company in its $2.6 billion sale of its health care business to OptumInsight, Inc. and its education business to affiliates of Vista Equity Partners LLC in response to Elliott Management’s pending activist campaign;
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation in its $21.6 billion sale of a 78 percent stake to Softbank Corporation. This is the largest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company (named as the Global M&A Deal of the Year: Grand Prize by The American Lawyer); and its acquisition of the shares of Clearwire Corporation it does not already own. Both transactions were recognized in the Corporate & Commercial category in the Financial Times’ 2013 U.S. “Innovative Lawyers” report;
  • SunEdison, Inc. in numerous transactions in connection with SunEdison’s Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, including its $2.5 billion sale of TerraForm Global, Inc. and a 51 percent stake in TerraForm Power, Inc. to Brookfield Asset Management Inc.;
  • Dubai Aerospace in its:
    • $1.8 billion acquisition of two aviation MRO and FBO portfolio companies from The Carlyle Group; and
    • $436 million sale of Landmark Aviation to GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC and Encore FBO, LLC. Encore and Landmark Aviation are fixed-base operators that serve the aviation industry;
  • Performance Food Group Company, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group L.P., in its proposed, but terminated, acquisition of 11 distribution centers from US Foods Inc. and Sysco Corporation;
  • Forestar Group Inc. in:
    • the unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, acquisition of a 75 percent stake for $605 million by D.R. Horton, Inc.; and
    • its proposed, but terminated, $605 million acquisition by Starwood Capital Group;
  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. in its:
    • unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, $1.8 billion acquisition by The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. Mr. London was named as one of The American Lawyer’s 2015 Dealmakers of the Year for his role in the transaction; and
    • proposed, but subsequently terminated, acquisition of Eddie Bauer LLC;
  • Centene Corp. in its $6.8 billion acquisition of Health Net, Inc.;
  • Amerigroup Corporation in its $4.9 billion merger with WellPoint, Inc.;
  • HealthSpring Inc. in its $3.8 billion acquisition by CIGNA Corporation;
  • Genesis HealthCare Corporation, a provider of rehabilitation, skilled nursing and assisted living services, in its:
    • $2.4 billion sale of substantially all of its real estate assets to Health Care REIT, Inc.; and
    • $275 million acquisition of Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.;
  • Representaciones e Investigaciones Médicas S.A. de C.V. (Rimsa) in its $2.3 billion acquisition by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited;
  • the special committee of the board of directors of CNX Gas Corporation, a producer of natural gas, in the $964 million acquisition by CONSOL Energy Inc. of the remaining stake in CNX Gas which CONSOL did not own;
  • Oil Shale Exploration Company, one of the largest owners of shale oil resources in the United States, in its acquisition by Eesti Energia AS (an Estonia-based company involved in oil shale mining and electricity generation and distribution);Électricité de France S.A. in its $4.5 billion acquisition of a 49.9 percent stake in the nuclear business of Constellation Energy Group, Inc.;
  • Duke Energy in its:
    • $36 billion merger of equals with Cinergy; and
    • spin-off of its natural gas businesses to form Spectra Energy;
  • Spectra Energy in a number of public debt and equity offerings; an investment group led by Zygmunt Wilf in the acquisition of the Minnesota Vikings NFL franchise and related acquisition financing; and
  • ArcLight Capital Partners LLC, an energy infrastructure investment, private equity and venture capital firm, and its affiliate Terra-Gen Power LLC, in the acquisition and project financing, consisting of commercial bank and leveraged lease debt and equity financing of an 824 MW renewable power portfolio consisting of 18 geothermal, wind and solar renewable power generation projects located throughout the United States.

Additionally, Mr. London has advised several Skadden investment banking clients in transactional and financial advisory work.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University School of Law, 1997 (with highest honors; Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1993

Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Jeremy D. London