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Mark C. Viera
 

Mark C. Viera

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Mark Viera is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other significant corporate transactions. Mark regularly represents private equity firms and public and private corporations and their boards of directors on some of their largest and most complex transactional matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, investments, carve-outs, spin-offs, recapitalizations, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. He has experience advising clients on domestic and cross-border transactions across a variety of industries, including financial services, technology, consumer, industrials and real estate.

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Work Highlights
  • BC Partners in the sale of its interest in Teneo and its C$5.125 billion recapitalization of GFL Environmental
  • Blackstone in its long-term strategic partnership with AIG, which included a $2.2 billion investment into AIG’s Corebridge life and retirement business
  • First Data in its $22 billion merger with Fiserv to create one of the world’s leading payments and financial technology providers
  • KKR in its acquisition of 1-800 Contacts, a pioneering direct-to-consumer brand
  • Stone Point Capital and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including the acquisition of Ascensus and the strategic investments in Beeline and Businessolver
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, 2014 J.D.
    cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, 2009 B.A.
    Jim Murray Scholar; Loftus Award
Associations
  • New York City Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 2015

Mark Viera is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other significant corporate transactions. Mark regularly represents private equity firms and public and private corporations and their boards of directors on some of their largest and most complex transactional matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, investments, carve-outs, spin-offs, recapitalizations, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. He has experience advising clients on domestic and cross-border transactions across a variety of industries, including financial services, technology, consumer, industrials and real estate.

Select transactions include representing:

  • BC Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including the sale of its interest in Teneo; the C$5.125 billion recapitalization of GFL Environmental; the $2.825 billion acquisition by GFL Environmental of Waste Industries; and the $2.2 billion IPO of GFL Environmental
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of BellRing Brands in connection with Post Holdings’ spin off of BellRing Brands
  • Blackstone and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including its long-term strategic partnership with AIG; the acquisition by ARKA (f/k/a AMERGINT Technologies) of Raytheon’s space-based precision optics business; the C$6.2 billion acquisition of Dream Global REIT; and the C$3.8 billion acquisition of Pure Industrial REIT
  • BMC in its merger with Builders FirstSource
  • First Data in its $22 billion merger with Fiserv
  • First Reserve in the sale of its energy infrastructure business to BlackRock and the sale of PrimeLine to VINCI Energies
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GGP in connection with the $15.3 billion sale of GGP to Brookfield
  • KKR in its acquisition of 1-800 Contacts
  • Stone Point Capital and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including the acquisition of Ascensus; the merger of Ascensus and Newport; the strategic investment in Beeline; the acquisition by Beeline of Utmost; the strategic investment in Businessolver; and the acquisition by Businessolver of Workterra
  • TD Bank in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Scottrade Bank and the related $2.7 billion acquisition by its affiliate TD Ameritrade of Scottrade’s brokerage business
  • Tosca Services in its acquisitions of Polymer Logistics and Contraload
  • Vista Equity Partners in its $6.5 billion acquisition of Solera

Mark received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, where he was a Jim Murray Scholar and received the Loftus Award. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

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