Sarkis Jebejian, P.C. - Partner

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New York
Phone: +1 212-446-5944
Fax: +1 212-446-4900
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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. He has advised clients including Accenture, BAE Systems, Bain Capital, Golden Gate Capital, Infineon, Northrop Grumman, PSEG, Genpact, NextEra Energy, Vista Equity Partners and the independent directors of General Motors. Sarkis also regularly represents financial advisors in M&A transactions, including Lazard, Moelis & Company and Morgan Stanley.

Sarkis has been repeatedly recognized as one of the country's leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions. From 2013 to 2015, 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 and 2013–2015 editions of The Legal 500 U.S.

Representative Matters

  • Nexstar Broadcasting Group in connection with its unsolicited takeover proposal for Media General in the face of Media General’s proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of Meredith Corp., resulting in Nexstar’s $4.6 billion acquisition of Media General and the termination of the proposed merger transaction between Meredith and Media General

  • Corning in connection with the unwinding of its 73-year-old Dow Corning joint venture with Dow Chemical in exchange for 100% of a newly formed corporation that will hold a 40% stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Group and approximately $4.8 billion in cash

  • SunEdison Inc. in connection with its negotiation and agreement with activist investor Greenlight Capital regarding various corporate governance initiatives

  • IGATE Corporation in its $4 billion sale to Capgemini

  • Infineon Technologies AG in its $3 billion acquisition of International Rectifier Corporation

  • 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

  • Golden Gate Capital and Eddie Bauer in the proposed $825 million sale of Eddie Bauer to Jos A. Bank, during the hostile bid by Men's Wearhouse

  • Vista Equity Partners:

    • $4.3 billion acquisition of TIBCO Software

    • $1.1 billion acquisition of The Active Network

  • Accenture:

    • $830 million sale of Navitaire

    • $375 million acquisition of Procurian Inc.

    • $317 million acquisition of Acquity Group

    • acquisition of Cloud Sherpas

    • acquisition of Enkitec

    • Acquisition of Mortgage Cadence

  • Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $2.6 billion sale to Endo International plc

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

  • Moelis & Co. as financial advisor in:

    • Sucampo Pharmaceutical’s $278 million acquisition of R-Tech Ueno

    • Columbus McKinnon Corp.’s $189 million acquisition of Magnetek

  • 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*

* Prior to joining Kirkland

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Board of Advisors, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School

New York City Bar Association


Co-Chair, “Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2015,” Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, October 2015 and Chicago, IL, September 2015

Panelist, “Spin-offs 2015 – The Decision to Separate,” Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, March 2015

Panelist, “Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2015,” Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, January 2015

Prior Experience

Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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