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Michael Deyong is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions group, and is resident in the New York office. Michael has extensive experience representing clients in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, sales, spin-offs, going private and private equity transactions. His practice extends across a wide variety of sectors with a particular emphasis on the healthcare and telecommunications industries.
Michael also has broad experience advising on general corporate law matters and US securities law compliance in connection with mergers, cross-border tender offers and insider filings.
Michael was recently selected by The M&A Advisor as a winner of its "40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards" in Mergers & Acquisitions, and distinguished as a "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters in its "Super Lawyers – New York Metro" directory.
Representation of CVC Capital Partners in its proposed investment, together with Silver Lake Partners and KKR, in US$6 billion convertible notes to be issued by Broadcom, a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions, for the purpose of Broadcom’s previously proposed acquisition of Qualcomm in a deal valued at US$121 billion.
Representation of Centerview Partners, financial advisor to Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan, on its € 520 million offer for TiGenix NV, a biopharmaceutical company, based in Belgium.
Representation of Anthem, Inc. in its acquisition of Aspire Health, Inc., the nation's largest non-hospice, community-based palliative care provider.
Representation of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company, in its US$9.45 billion all-cash acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp., which indirectly owns 80% of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, an operator of the largest electric transmission and distribution system in Texas. The transaction, which created the largest utility holding company in the US, valued Oncor at US$18.8 billion. This transaction was named "M&A Deal of the Year" by The Deal in 2018.
Representation of Anthem, Inc., one of the nation's largest health benefits companies, in numerous transactions, including (i) its acquisition of America's 1st Choice, (ii) its acquisition of HealthSun Health Plans, (iii) its recently terminated US$54.2 billion agreement to acquire Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI), a combination that garnered front-page coverage for over 2 years, (iv) its acquisition of Simply Healthcare Holdings, Inc., (v) its sale of 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. and Glasses.com, (vi) its US$4.9 billion acquisition of Amerigroup Corporation, (vii) its acquisition of CareMore Health Group, (viii) its US$4.7 billion sale of its pharmacy benefit management business to Express Scripts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX) and (ix) its US$6.5 billion acquisition of WellChoice, Inc. (NYSE: WC), the parent company of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Representation of City Practice Group USA Holdings in its US$600 million sale to Warburg Pincus. City Practice Group operates 68 CityMD urgent care centers in the US with more than one million patient visits per year.
Representation of GlobalWafers Co. Ltd., a Taiwanese company publicly traded on the Taipei exchange and a global leader in the manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry, in its US$683 million acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEMI) pursuant to a Singapore Scheme of Arrangement.
Representation of Fortis Inc. (NYSE, TSX: FTS), Canada's largest publicly-owned utility, in its US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC), the largest independent electric transmission company in the US.
Representation of the Unsecured Noteholders of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company, an Energy Future Holdings Corp. subsidiary, in a complex merger agreement as part of the largest US restructuring in 2015 and the proposed US$12.5 billion acquisition of Oncor Electric Delivery Company.
Representation of DISH in its US$25.5 billion unsolicited proposal to acquire Sprint Nextel Corporation.
Representation of EchoStar Corporation, a premier global provider of satellite and video delivery solutions, in the transfer of EchoStar's technologies business to DISH Network Corporation in exchange for the redemption of two issues of preferred tracking stock issues in a prior transaction.
Representation of Global Infrastructure Partners in its strategic joint venture with Hess Corporation through the acquisition of a 50% interest in the owner of Hess's midstream crude oil and natural gas infrastructure assets located primarily in the Bakken Shale for cash consideration of US$2.675 billion.
Representation of Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC), a leading global manufacturer of electric motors, mechanical and electrical motion control and power generation products, in its US$1.44 billion acquisition of the Power Transmission Solutions business of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR).
Hostile Takeover Bids And The Power Of 'Just Saying No', Law360, July 17, 2014, (co-author)
Reversing Chinese Reverse Mergers, Law360, November 7, 2011, (co-author)
Rising Star for M&A in the United States, Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2018
Recipient of a "40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award" in Mergers & Acquisitions, The M&A Advisor (2015)
Listed as a "Rising Star", Super Lawyers – New York Metro (2014-2016)