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Sebastian Tiller
 

Sebastian Tiller

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Sebastian Tiller concentrates his practice on merger and acquisition transactions and corporate governance matters. He regularly represents corporations, private equity firms and financial advisers in a range of transactions. Sebastian has represented clients in a number of high profile transactions, many of them cross-border in nature. Sebastian has been recognized by IFLR 1000 as a “Notable Practitioner” in M&A. He is fluent in German and French and was educated in Europe and the U.S.

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Work Highlights
  • TCF Financial Corporation in its $22 billion merger with Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • L3 Technologies in its $33.5 billion merger with Harris Corporation
  • People’s United Financial in its announced $7.6 billion merger with M&T Bank Corporation
  • IBERIABANK in its $3.9 billion merger with First Horizon
  • Corsair Capital in its acquisitions of the Multi Service Payment Solutions Business and a majority stake in IDIQ®, and in its strategic investment in Oakbridge Insurance Agency
  • Special Committee of the Board of SunPower in its spin-off of SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies
  • Ahold in its $29 billion merger of equals with Delhaize Group
  • Lorillard in its $29.25 billion sale to Reynolds American
  • Office Depot in its merger of equals transaction with OfficeMax
Education
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2005 Dr. jur. (German Ph.D. equivalent)
    summa cum laude
  • New York University School of Law, 2005 LL.M
    Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholar
  • Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, München, 2001 First State Examination (German J.D. equivalent)
  • Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, München, 2003 Second State Examination
  • Université Paris II-Panthéon Assas, 1998 Licence en Droit
    Mention Tres Bien
Associations
  • International Bar Association
Admissions
  • Germany 2004
  • New York 2006
Sebastian is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s New York office and a member of the Firm's Corporate Department. Sebastian’s practice concentrates on merger and acquisition transactions and corporate governance matters. He regularly represents corporations, private equity firms and financial advisers in a range of transactions. 

Selected M&A transactions in the financial services sector on which Sebastian has worked include the representation of: 
  • TCF Financial Corporation in its $22 billion merger with Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • People’s United Financial in its announced $7.6 billion merger with M&T Bank Corporation
  • IBERIABANK in its $3.9 billion merger of equals with First Horizon
  • TCF Financial Corporation in its $3.5 billion merger of equals with Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Corsair Capital in its acquisitions of the Multi Service Payment Solutions Business and a majority stake in IDIQ®, and in its strategic investment in Oakbridge Insurance Agency
  • New Mountain Capital in its acquisition of the majority stake in One Digital Health and Benefits
  • Sumitomo Life Insurance Company in its $3.8 billion acquisition of Symetra Financial Corporation
  • TD Bank Financial Group in its acquisition of The South Financial Group
  • JPMorgan as financial advisor in multiple recent transactions, including in Valley National Bankcorp’s acquisition of Oritani Financial, Legacy Texas Financial’s merger with Prosperity Bancshares, First Midwest’s merger with Old National, Eastern Bankshares’s acquisition of Century Bancorp, and CIT Group’s acquisition of Omaha Bank  
Selected cross-border deals on which Sebastian has worked include advising:
  • Laureate Education in the sales of its Brazilian operations to Ser Educacional (R$3.862 billion) and Walden University to Adtalem Global Education ($1.48 billion)
  • Spotify in its equity investment transactions with Tencent
  • Tyco International plc in the sale of its security business in South Africa to Fidelity Security Group 
  • GardaWorld in its acquisitions of WorldAware and Whelan Security, and in its C$5.2 billion recapitalization by BC Partners
  • The Mosaic Company in its acquisition of the Vale Fertilizantes business from Vale S.A. for an aggregate purchase price of $2.1 billion 
  • Ahold in its $29 billion merger of equals with Delhaize Group
  • Vivendi in its €2.8 billion acquisition of GVT (Holding) SA
  • Aluminum Corporation of China in its acquisition of a minority stake in Rio Tinto
  • Rinker Group Limited in its $14 billion acquisition by Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. 
Other strategic M&A transactions on which Sebastian has worked include the representation of:
  • BMC Stock Holdings in its merger with Builders FirstSource
  • L3 Technologies in its $33.5 billion business combination with Harris Corporation 
  • Office Depot in its merger of equals with OfficeMax 
  • Best Buy in its acquisition of GreatCall
  • Lorillard in its $29.25 billion sale to Reynolds American 
  • Harsco Corporation in its acquisitions of Stericycle’s Environmental Solutions Business, Clean Earth, Inc., and in its sale of Industrial Air-X-Changer business
  • Special Committee of the Board of SunPower in its spin-off of SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies
  • Special Committee of Speedway Motorsports with its acquisition by Sonic Financial Corporation
Sebastian joined the Firm in 2005 and became a Partner in 2016. He passed his first and second state exams in law in 2001 and 2003 and received his Dr. jur. (German Ph.D. equivalent), summa cum laude, in 2005, from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.  Sebastian also received his LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 2005 where he was an Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholar. He also passed his Licence en Droit, mention très bien, in 1998 at Université Paris II - Panthéon Assas.

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