Maxim Mayer-Cesiano

Maxim Mayer-Cesiano

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions

Maxim Mayer-Cesiano is a corporate attorney focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions in strategic and private equity transactions. He also has counseled several investment banking clients on advisory matters in M&A transactions and companies on takeover preparedness, securities law and corporate governance matters.


Mr. Mayer-Cesiano was named as an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor in 2018 and has been recognized in IFLR1000.

Selected recent examples of his significant representations include:

  • JAB Holding Company in a variety of transactions, including its acquisition of an additional 20 percent of Coty’s common stock to increase its stake to 60 percent, and its acquisitions of Compassion-First Pet, Panera Bread Company, Bruegger’s Enterprises, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, D.E Master Blenders, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group and Caribou Coffee Company;
  • WhistlePig in its partnership with BDT Capital Partners and its related liquidity transaction;
  • Keurig Green Mountain in its merger with Dr Pepper Snapple Group to form Keurig Dr Pepper;
  • Keurig Dr Pepper in its acquisitions of the Big Red and Core brands, as well as several of its partnership ventures, including for the Adrenaline Shoc brand;
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in its acquisition of Insomnia Cookies;
  • DST Systems in its $5.4 billion acquisition by SS&C Technologies;
  • Altaba in connection with its self-tender offer for up to approximately 24 percent of its shares of common stock in exchange for 0.35 American depositary shares of Alibaba Group;
  • The Hershey Company in its $1.6 billion acquisition of Amplify Snack Brands;
  • D.E Master Blenders in its acquisition of Mondelēz’s coffee business to create Jacobs Douwe Egberts;
  • Air Products and Chemicals in a variety of acquisitions, including gasification technologies from Shell and General Electric, and Baker Hughes’ Rotoflow business;
  • OneMain Holdings in IEG Holdings’ unsolicited exchange offer and in the acquisition of a 40 percent stake by an investor group led by Apollo Global Management;
  • Permira Funds in a variety of transactions, including its acquisition of a majority interest in John Masters Organics;
  • Coty in its Reverse Morris Trust combination with the fine fragrances, color cosmetics and hair color businesses of The Procter & Gamble Company;
  • Lanxess AG in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Chemtura Corporation;
  • Becton, Dickinson & Company in a variety of transactions, including the formation of its global respiratory business joint venture with Apax Partners; its sale of its interest in such joint venture with Apax Partners; and its sale of certain assets to Merit Medical;
  • Endo International in a variety of transactions, including its sale of the American Medical Systems male urology portfolio to Boston Scientific Corporation;
  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in a variety of transactions, including its $17 billion acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation;
  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers in its unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, acquisition by Men’s Wearhouse, and its terminated acquisition of Eddie Bauer; and
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev in its $20.1 billion acquisition of the remaining stake of Grupo Modelo that it did not previously own.



  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006
  • Certificate of Business and Public Policy, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • B.A., Columbia University, Columbia College, 2003


  • New York

Maxim Mayer-Cesiano