Marissa A. Smith

Marissa A. Smith

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions
Marissa Smith focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity and general corporate law representations.

Bio

Ms. Smith regularly counsels private and public clients on a variety of U.S. and cross-border corporate matters, including dispositions, restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, auctions, carve-outs, unsolicited proposals and joint ventures.

Examples of Ms. Smith’s representations include, among others:

  • Amadeus IT Group SA in its acquisition of Navitaire LLC
  • Compute Health Acquisition Corp. in its de-SPAC transaction with Allurion Technologies, Inc.
  • CoreLogic, Inc. in its:
    • $6 billion acquisition by funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners
    • prior proxy fight with Senator Investment Group and Cannae Holdings
  • Correvio Pharma Corp. in its acquisition by Advanz Pharma Corp. Limited
  • CPI International, Inc. in various transactions, including its:
    • acquisition of ASC Signal Holdings Corporation
    • acquisition of TMD Holdings Limited
  • Crane NXT, Co. and Crane Company in various transactions, including:
    • the restructuring of their holding company
    • the separation of Crane NXT, Co. into two independent, publicly traded companies, in a transaction in which Crane NXT, Co. retained its Payment & Merchandising Technologies segment and spun off its Aerospace & Electronics, Process Flow Technologies and Engineered Materials segments to its stockholders
  • Fortress Investment Group LLC in various transactions, including its disposition of TRAC Intermodal
  • HeidelbergCement AG in its acquisition of a minority stake in Command Alkon
  • Husky’s shareholders in relation to Husky’s combination with Cenovus Energy Inc. in an all-stock transaction
  • MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated in various corporate matters
  • Mars, Incorporated in numerous transactions and corporate matters, including its:
    • acquisition of VCA
    • acquisition of Pet Partners
    • acquisition of BluePearl Veterinary
    • acquisition of NomNomNow
    • acquisition of Champion Petfoods
    • acquisition of Heska Corporation
    • disposition of its private label pet food business
  • Norwest Equity Partners in its acquisition of West Star Aviation
  • Veritas Capital and certain of its portfolio companies in various transactions and corporate matters, including:
    • Veritas’ disposition to Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC of CPI International, Inc.
    • the acquisition by OnSolve, LLC, a Veritas portfolio company, of Stabilitas Intelligence Communications, Inc.
    • the acquisition by Peraton Corp., a Veritas portfolio company, of Solers, Inc.
  • Yahoo! Inc. in its $4.5 billion sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications Inc. and subsequent registration as an investment company

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., Princeton University, 2009

Admissions

  • New York

Marissa A. Smith

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions
marissa.smith@skadden.com