Bio

Anya Richter advises public and private companies, financial institutions and private equity firms on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, tender and exchange offers, investments, carveouts and restructurings. She also advises clients on shareholder activism, takeover preparedness, securities laws, SEC disclosure and corporate governance matters.

Examples of Ms. Richter’s representations include:

  • Kemet Corporation in its pending $1.8 billion acquisition by Yageo Corporation;
  • Realogy Holdings Corp. in its pending $400 million sale of its global relocation business to an affiliate of SIRVA, Inc., a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC;
  • IAC/InterActiveCorp in its $600 million acquisition of Care.com;
  • Brookdale Senior Living Inc. in numerous transactions, including:
    • its multipart joint venture transaction with Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (formerly HCP, Inc.); and
    • in connection with multiple proxy contests threatened by activist shareholder Land & Buildings;
  • Navient Corporation in numerous transactions, including:
    • its evaluation and rejection of a $3.2 billion unsolicited acquisition proposal from Canyon Capital and Platinum Equity;
    • in connection with a threatened proxy contest by Canyon Capital and subsequent negotiation of a settlement agreement; and
    • its share repurchase transaction totaling $300 million;
  • A. Schulman, Inc. in its $2.25 billion acquisition by LyondellBasell N.V.;
  • H.I.G. Bayside Capital in the sale of its portfolio company, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc., to Corsair Capital LLC;
  • Iconix Brand Group, Inc. in its response to the rapid accumulation of common stock by Sports Direct International plc and by Huber Capital Management LLC, including the adoption of a shareholder rights plan; and
  • AEP Industries Inc. in its $765 million sale to Berry Plastics Group, Inc.

Ms. Richter also provides pro bono legal services to a variety of New York-based clients.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2015
  • B.B.A., Loyola University Chicago, 2009 (summa cum laude)
  • B.A., Loyola University Chicago, 2009 (summa cum laude)

Admissions

  • New York

Anya Richter

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions
anya.richter@skadden.com