Bio

Graeme Waller focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and other corporate and securities matters. He has advised public and private companies, and private equity firms, in negotiated and contested domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, spin-offs and reorganizations. Mr. Waller also represents issuers and underwriters in debt and equity securities offerings.

Mr. Waller’s experience includes advising, among others:

  • Joyson Safety Systems (f/k/a Key Safety Systems) in its $1.6 billion acquisition of substantially all of the non-phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate inflator assets of Takata Corporation through cross-border restructuring proceedings;
  • Reichhold, Inc. in its merger with Polynt Group. The newly formed company will be jointly owned by funds managed by Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C. and Investindustrial;
  • The Middleby Corporation in various acquisitions in the United States and Europe;
  • Ball Corporation in its $6.1 billion acquisition of Rexam PLC; and agreements with Ball’s joint venture partners in Brazil to acquire the remaining 39.9 percent interest in the Latapack-Ball beverage can business in exchange for 6 million treasury shares of Ball common stock;
  • Amicus Therapeutics in its acquisition of Scioderm Inc.; and various sales of notes and issuances of warrants to affiliates of Redmile Group;
  • Ecolab in its acquisition of the U.S. operations of Swisher Hygiene; and offering of $300 million aggregate principal of its 1.55% senior notes due 2018 and $300 million aggregate principal of its 2.25% senior notes due 2020;
  • NVIDIA Corporation in its $2 billion offering of notes in two tranches: $1 billion of 2.2% notes due 2021 and $1 billion of 3.2% notes due 2026;
  • Kemper Corporation in its offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.35% senior notes due 2025; and
  • the underwriters in the initial public offerings of Gores Holdings Inc., Pace Holdings Corp., Double Eagle Acquisition Corp., Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp. and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2010

Admissions

  • Illinois

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