Sarkis Jebejian, P.C. - Partner

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Phone: +1 212-446-5944
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Professional Profile

Sarkis Jebejian is a corporate partner in Kirkland's New York office and focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, both domestic and cross‑border. He also provides governance and other general corporate counseling to clients and their boards of directors, including Dodd‑Frank Act compliance. He has advised clients including Accenture, Bain Capital, Northrop Grumman, PSEG, Genpact, NextEra Energy, BAE Systems, British American Tobacco plc and the independent directors of General Motors.

Sarkis has been repeatedly recognized as one of the country's leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions. In 2014, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized him as among the best lawyers in the country for Corporate/M&A and in 2013, Law360 selected him as an MVP of the Year for M&A. He was also in The International Who's Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers in 2012, and selected as one of the 2012 BTI Client Service All-Stars by corporate counsel. BTI lauded him for his exceptional understanding of his clients' legal and business objectives, including recognizing client goals and providing innovative solutions tailored to meet each client's specific needs. The Lawyer selected Sarkis as a "Star Partner" in its "Transatlantic Elite 2011" feature for his work in the energy industry. He was also recognized in the 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 editions of The Legal 500 U.S. Sarkis was also recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in 2013.


Representative Matters

  • Lazard as financial advisor to Reynolds American in its pending $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard

  • Golden Gate Capital and Eddie Bauer in the proposed $825 million sale of Eddie Bauer to Jos A. Bank

  • Beechcraft in its $1.4 billion sale to Textron Inc.

  • Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital in their $6.9 billion acquisition of BMC Software

  • Vista Equity Partners in its $1 billion acquisition of The Active Network

  • Accenture in its $375 million acquisition of Procurian Inc.

  • Accenture in its $316 million acquisition of Acquity Group

  • Accenture in its acquisition of Mortgage Cadence LLC

Prior to joining Kirkland, Sarkis was involved in the following representations:

  • Flagstone Reinsurance in its sale to Validus Holdings

  • Genpact in an investment by Bain Capital and its acquisition of Headstrong

  • BAE Systems in its sale of Safariland and acquisitions of Armor Holdings and United Defense Industries

  • KKR Private Equity Investors in its combination transaction with KKR & Co. L.P., which achieved the public listing of KKR's private equity business

  • WuXi Pharma in its proposed merger with Charles River Laboratories

  • The independent directors of General Motors in connection with the conversion of GMAC into a bank holding company and the related restructuring of GM's investment in GMAC

  • The independent directors of Merrill Lynch in its acquisition by Bank of America

  • Grupo Modelo in connection with the hostile bid for Anheuser‑Busch by InBev

  • The board of directors of National City Corp. in its acquisition by PNC Financial

  • United Airlines in connection with its consideration of various strategic transactions

  • State Street Bank in its acquisition of Investors Financial Services

  • Steven Spielberg in connection with the formation of the new DreamWorks film studio in partnership with Reliance

  • Bacardi in its acquisition of Grey Goose Vodka

  • Kos Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories

  • The London Stock Exchange in connection with NASDAQ's takeover bid

  • Florida Power & Light in its proposed merger with Constellation Energy

  • GTECH in its acquisition by Lottomatica S.p.A.

  • British American Tobacco plc in the combination of its U.S. tobacco business with R.J. Reynolds

  • The special committee of Kerzner International in its acquisition by management and a private equity consortium


Memberships & Affiliations

New York City Bar Association


Seminars

Co-Chair, "Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2014," Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, October 2014

Panelist, "Current Trends in the Mergers & Acquisitions Market," Law & Business Symposium, Harvard Law School, April 2014

Panelist, "Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014," Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, January 2014

Co-Chair, "Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2013," Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, October 2013

Panelist, "Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2013," Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, January 2013


Prior Experience

Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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