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Jakob Rendtorff
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-3863
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Recognized as a 2020 “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer, Jakob Rendtorff’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Jakob regularly advises public and private strategic companies and private equity firms on a broad range of transactions and corporate governance matters. He has experience representing clients in complex transactions including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, carve-outs and spin-offs. Recently named a “Rising Star” in M&A by The Deal, Jakob was recognized as one of the “most promising new M&A partners for 2019.” Jakob was also named a 2019 “Rising Star” in M&A by Law360, which recognizes top attorneys under 40.

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Work Highlights
  • Johnson Controls in its $13.2 billion announced agreement to sell its Power Solutions business
  • Versum in its $6.5 Billion Acquisition by Merck KGaA
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GGP in the $15 billion sale of GGP’s outstanding shares to Brookfield Property Partners
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance in its $4.157 billion acquisition of 1,932 Rite Aid stores
  • KKR and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in their $4.3 billion joint acquisition of USI Insurance Services
Accolades
  • Law360 2019 "Rising Star" in M&A
  • The Deal 2019 "Rising Star" in M&A
Admissions
  • New York 2009

Jakob Rendtorff is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions. Jakob regularly advises public and private strategic companies and private equity firms on a broad range of transactions and corporate governance matters. He has experience representing clients in complex transactions including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, carve-outs and spin-offs. 

Named a 2020 “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer, Jakob was recognized for advising Versum Materials in its approximately $6.5 billion acquisition by Merck KGaA. Jakob was also recently named a “Rising Star” in M&A by The Deal, which recognized Jakob as one of the “most promising new M&A partners for 2019.” In addition, Jakob was named a 2019 “Rising Star” by Law360, which recognizes top attorneys under 40 based on their career accomplishments in their respective disciplines.

Recent transactions on which Jakob has advised include:

  • Versum in its $6.5 Billion Acquisition by Merck KGaA 
  • Johnson Controls in its $13.2 billion announced agreement to sell its Power Solutions business
  • K2M Group Holdings in its $1.4 billion sale to Stryker Corporation
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance in its $4.157 billion acquisition of 1,932 Rite Aid stores
  • Capsugel in its sale to Lonza Group AG for $5.5 billion, as well as its earlier acquisition of Bend Research
  • TD Bank in connection with TD Bank’s and TD Ameritrade’s $4 billion acquisition of Scottrade
  • KKR and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in their $4.3 billion joint acquisition of USI Insurance Services
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GGP in the $15 billion sale of GGP’s outstanding shares to Brookfield Property Partners
  • KeyCorp in a $1.7 billion branch divestiture and its $4.1 billion acquisition of First Niagara
  • Nets Sports and Entertainment (NSE) and its majority owner in NSE’s sale of its 55% interest in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and 20% interest in the Brooklyn Nets
  • Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. in its $1.2 billion acquisition of the EdR Student Housing Portfolio in conjunction with its $4.6 billion acquisition of Education Realty Trust
  • La Quinta Holdings Inc. in the spin-off of its real estate business into a new independent publicly traded company called CorePoint Lodging Inc. and the sale of La Quinta’s remaining hotel and franchise business to Wyndham Worldwide for $1.95 billion
  • TE Connectivity in the $3 billion sale of its Broadband Network Solutions business to CommScope
  • Polaris Industries Inc. in its $825 million acquisition of Boat Holdings, LLC
  • Dover in the spin-off of its “Wellsite” business, which is Dover’s upstream energy business, into a standalone, publicly-traded company

Jakob received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2008 and his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from University of Chicago in 2005.

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