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Arian Mossanenzadeh is an associate who splits his time between White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions and Employment, Compensation & Benefits practice groups. Arian represents a broad array of domestic and international corporate clients in connection with private and public domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in a range of industries. Arian also advises corporate and individual executives as well as management teams on a wide range of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including the negotiation of employment, separation, change-in-control, and retention agreements, as well as proxy disclosure and compensation-related tax implications.
Calpine Corporation in its US$17 billion sale to Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, and a consortium of investors including Access Industries and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in its acquisition of cystic fibrosis drug, CTP-656, from Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for up to US$250 million.
Altria Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Sherman Group Holdings, LLC, a distributor of super-premium cigarettes and premium cigars.
GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., one of the largest silicon wafer manufacturers in the world and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan on the executive compensation and benefits aspects of its US$683 million acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor Limited.
Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd., one of the largest suppliers of precision sheet metal components headquartered in Suzhou, China, on the executive compensation and benefits aspects of its US$610 million acquisition of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc., an Irvine, CA based global provider of high-quality, technologically advanced flexible printed circuits and assemblies.
Ciner Group, a Turkish conglomerate involved in the energy, mining, shipping and media industries, on the executive compensation and benefits aspects of its US$480 million cross border strategic acquisition of a controlling interest in OCI Resources LP, a global producer of natural soda ash, from OCI Company Ltd., a Korean publicly listed company (KRX: OCI).
Ornua Co-operative Ltd. in its sale of its subsidiary, DPI Specialty Foods, Inc., one of the largest specialty food distributors in the United States, to Arbor Investments, a Chicago-based private equity firm specializing in the food and beverage industry.
The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GFI Group Inc., the New York brokerage and clearing house, in the successful completion of a tender offer by BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, for the outstanding shares of GFI, resulting in an equity value of approximately US$780 million and an enterprise value of US$1 billion.