Luke E. Laumann | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Luke Laumann
 Luke Laumann

Luke E. Laumann

Partner, New York

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Overview

Luke Laumann is a partner in the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. Mr. Laumann represents domestic and international buyers and sellers in private and public domestic, cross-border and global mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private investments in a broad range of industries.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law
  • BA, International Economics, American University of Paris

Languages

  • English

Experience

Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS), Canada's largest publicly owned distribution utility, in (i) its US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) and its related $1.2 billion partnership with GIC, a transaction which was named "Canada: M&A Deal of the Year" by AmLaw; (ii) its sale of ten hydroelectric facilities to Energy Ottawa; (iii) its US$4.3 billion acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation (NYSE:UNS); and (iv) its US$1.5 billion acquisition of CH Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: CHG), a transaction which was named "Energy Deal of the Year" by The M&A Advisor.

Quad-C Management, Inc. and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including: (i) the acquisitions of Pharm-Olam International, Rainbow Early Education, Inmark Packaging, VMG Health, Wolf Holdings Organization, Inc., C.S.U. Operations, McKissock, L.P., and Engineered Fastener Company; (ii) its merger-of-equals with WoundCo Holdings, Inc.; and (iii) its sale of Generation Brands and its interest in Asset Acceptance (NASDAQ: AACC).

Harvest Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including: (i) the acquisitions of PRO Unlimited, VetCor and TruckPro; and (ii) its partnership with Omers Private Equity in the acquisition of Epiq Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPIQ).

Global Infrastructure Partners on its agreement to acquire Medallion Gathering & Processing, LLC (Medallion), the owner of the largest, privately held crude oil transportation system in the Midland Basin of West Texas.  GIP will acquire Medallion from The Energy & Minerals Group and Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) for a cash purchase price of US$1.825 billion plus additional cash consideration that is linked to GIP's realized profits at exit.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners on the structuring of the competitive auction and subsequent sale of Waste Industries to an investor group comprising funds controlled by HPS Investment Partners, LLC and Equity Group Investments.

BlackRock and First Reserve in acquiring a 45 percent interest in two natural gas pipelines in Mexico from PMI, a unit of state-owned oil and gas company Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).

The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH).

Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) in its US$12.7 billion sale to CVS Health.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited ("ICBC"), the largest commercial bank in China (and the largest bank in the world in terms of total market capitalization), in the acquisition of an 80 percent interest in The Bank of East Asia (USA). The transaction, which marks the first-ever acquisition of a US bank by a Chinese bank, was featured as one of the "Most Innovative M&A Transactions in the United States" by The Financial Times (2012). The transaction also received an "M&A Deal of the Year Award" by The M&A Advisor (2012) and Asian-MENA Counsel (2012) and was named "Outbound M&A Deal of the Year" by China Business Law Journal (2012).

Univar Inc., a portfolio company of private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC and a leading global distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals, in its acquisition of Magnablend Holdings, Inc., a custom chemical blending, manufacturing and packaging company.

Pilot Flying J, a portfolio company of private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and the largest owner and operator of travel centers in North America, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Maxum Petroleum, Inc., a leading independent energy logistics company.

Classic Party Rentals in its sale of substantially all of its assets pursuant to a bankruptcy auction process.

Dynegy Inc. and (i) its subsidiaries in structuring and implementing an internal reorganization to align Dynegy's asset base to facilitate refinancing in the aggregate amount of US$1.7 billion for the CoalCo and the GasCo subsidiaries of Dynegy; (ii) with respect to the corporate aspects of the chapter 11 restructuring of approximately US$4 billion of debt obligations.

Manabi S.A., a Brazilian mining company, in its US$300 million second round private placement of Class B preferred shares.

Acumen Fund and Grameen Foundation in their quasi-equity in Juhudi Kilimo Company Limited, a Kenyan microfinance company providing loan products to smallholder farmers.

HudBay Minerals Inc. on its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.