Allison R. Schneirov

Allison R. Schneirov

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity

Allison Schneirov is the head of the firm’s New York M&A/Corporate Group. She has a diverse corporate practice with extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities and general corporate matters.

Bio

Ms. Schneirov has served on the firm’s Policy Committee, its top governing body and currently chairs the firm’s Partnership Selection Committee. She repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Ms. Schneirov was named as one of IFLR1000’s Americas Women Leaders in 2021, as well as one of The Deal’s 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking for Private Equity and inaugural Women in M&A: The Powerhouse 20 list in 2019, in addition to being named as a 2019 Private Equity MVP by Law360. She previously was recognized as one of The American Lawyer’s “45 Under 45” outstanding women lawyers and has been named a leading lawyer in IFLR1000 and Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Ms. Schneirov’s significant transactions include:

  • Dell Technologies Inc. in its:
    • $4 billion sale of Boomi to Francisco Partners and TPG; and
    • $2.4 billion acquisition of Quest Software, Inc.;
  • Honeywell in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Sparta Systems from New Mountain Capital;
  • The Blackstone Group in its:
    • sale of Exeter Finance to an investor group led by Warburg Pincus;
    • sale of Stearns Lending to Guaranteed Rate, Inc.; 
    • sale of Lendmark Financial Services to investment funds affiliated with Lightyear Capital LLC and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; and
    • $1 billion sale of its 50% stake in Universal Orlando theme parks to Comcast NBCUniversal;
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V. in its:
    • $1.8 billion acquisition of Marvell Technology Group Ltd.’s wireless connectivity portfolio; and
    • proposed but terminated $47 billion acquisition by Qualcomm Incorporated;
  • Permira Funds in numerous transactions, including its:
    • pending $2.2 billion sale of its portfolio company DiversiTech to Partners Group;
    • pending sale of its portfolio company LSNE to PCI Pharma Services;
    • $4.2 billion sale of a majority stake in Duff & Phelps to Stone Point Capital;
    • $2.4 billion acquisition of Cambrex Corporation;
    • acquisition of a majority stake in Axiom;
    • acquisition of a majority stake in Reformation;
    • sale of a majority stake in Teraco Data Environment to Berkshire Partners;
    • acquisition of a majority equity stake in Cielo;
    • $1.75 billion acquisition of Duff & Phelps from equity investors led by Carlyle;
    • $2.3 billion sale of its portfolio company Atrium Innovations to Nestlé S.A.;
    • $1.9 billion sale of an 80% stake in its portfolio company Netafim Ltd. to Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V.;
    • significant investment in Curriculum Associates from Berkshire Partners;
    • acquisition of LSNE, Inc.;
    • acquisition of DiversiTech Corporation from The Jordan Company;
    • $1.5 billion sale of its portfolio company Intelligrated Inc. to Honeywell;
    • $895 million sale of its portfolio company Creganna Medical to TE Connectivity;
    • $765 million sale of its portfolio company PHARMAQ to Zoetis Inc.;
    • $2.8 billion sale of its portfolio company Iglo Foods to Nomad Holdings Limited;
    • $3.5 billion sale of its portfolio company Arysta LifeScience to Platform Specialty Products;
    • $336 million acquisition of a majority stake in John Masters Organics;
    • $1.1 billion sale of its portfolio company Renaissance Learning to Hellman & Friedman;
    • $1.1 billion acquisition of Atrium Innovations;
    • $1.5 billion sale of its portfolio company Marazzi Group SpA to Mohawk Industries;
    • acquisition of Intelligrated, Inc. from Gryphon Partners;
    • acquisition of Asia Broadcast Satellite Limited from Citigroup Venture Capital International; and
    • $2.3 billion sale of its portfolio company Jet Aviation Holding AG to General Dynamics;
  • Visa Inc. in its proposed but terminated $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid Inc.;
  • Silver Lake Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in ServiceMax, Inc. from GE Digital LLC;
  • Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. and a private equity consortium including The Blackstone Group L.P., The Carlyle Group LP, Permira Funds and TPG Capital, L.P. in Freescale’s merger with NXP Semiconductors N.V. for a combined enterprise value of $40 billion;
  • Wendel SE in several transactions, including the:
    • $910 million acquisition of Crisis Prevention Institute from FFL Partners;
    • merger of its portfolio company AlliedBarton Security Services LLC with Warburg Pincus-backed Universal Services of America, Inc.; and
    • sale to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec of a significant stake in Allied Universal;
  • TEAM8 in its joint venture with the United States Tennis Association and Tennis Australia, among others, to form the Laver Cup, a tennis competition between regional teams of top professional players from Europe and the rest of the world;
  • The Blackstone Group L.P. in the $1 billion sale of its 50% stake in Universal Orlando theme parks to NBCUniversal Media, LLC. The Am Law Daily selected Ms. Schneirov as a Dealmaker of the Week for her role in this transaction;
  • NDS Group Ltd. and its owners, Permira Funds and News Corporation, in its $5 billion sale to Cisco Systems, Inc.;
  • a private equity consortium led by The Blackstone Group, and including The Carlyle Group, Permira Funds and Texas Pacific Group, in the consortium’s $17.6 billion acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.;
  • Foundation Coal Holdings Inc. in its $2 billion stock-for-stock merger with Alpha Natural Resources Inc.;
  • Littlejohn & Co. in its acquisition of ITT Corporation’s global switches business;
  • Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, an alternative investment and asset management company, in various transactions, including the sale of an approximately 9.9% equity stake to Dubai International Capital;
  • Russell Corporation in its $992 million acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.;
  • Graham Packaging Company, L.P., a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group, in various transactions, including its $1.2 billion acquisition of the Plastic Container Business of Owens-Illinois, Inc.;
  • United Business Media plc in the $650 million sale of its Miller Freeman trade show businesses in the United States, Brazil, Argentina and Switzerland to VNU, Inc.; and its acquisition of Roper Starch Worldwide, Inc.;
  • Rite Aid Corporation in its $1.5 billion acquisition of PCS Holding Corporation from Eli Lilly and Company;
  • Community Health Systems, Inc. in its $1.37 billion sale to Forstmann Little & Co.;
  • Stephens Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Donrey Media Group and DR Partners in its subsequent joint venture with TCA Cable Inc.; and
  • the government of Trinidad and Tobago in the privatization of BWIA Airways.

Ms. Schneirov also advises the firm’s investment banking clients in transactional and financial advisory work.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., The New York University School of Law, 1991 (cum laude)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1988 (magna cum laude)

Admissions

  • New York

Associations

  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, Figure Skating in Harlem
  • Member, The Trustees’ Council for Penn Women, University of Pennsylvania
  • Former Member, Penn Fund Executive Board, University of Pennsylvania

Allison R. Schneirov

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity
allison.schneirov@skadden.com