Henrik Patel and Michael Deyong were named to The M&A Advisor's 2015 "40 Under 40," a list recognizing emerging industry leaders in M&A and private equity. The 2015 "40 Under 40" award winners were chosen for their accomplishments and selected by an independent judging committee of M&A professionals. The awards were presented to the winners at The M&A Advisor's 6th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Awards Gala in New York on June 29.
Patel is a partner in New York and heads White & Case's Americas Employment, Compensation and Benefits practice. He advises numerous US and non-US clients (including public and private companies, boards of directors and executives) on executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of various corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, succession planning, debt and equity financings, initial public offerings, private equity and leveraged buyout transactions and banking transactions. He has extensive experience with financial services institutions, private equity and hedge fund clients.
Deyong is a senior associate in New York in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He has extensive experience representing clients in strategic and private equity domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, sales, spin-offs and going private transactions. His practice extends across a wide variety of sectors with a particular emphasis on transactions in the healthcare and telecommunications industry. Deyong also has broad experience in advising on general corporate law matters and US securities law compliance in connection with mergers, cross-border tender offers and insider filings.