Joshua M. Zachariah - Partner

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Joshua M. Zachariah

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New York
Phone: +1 212-446-6450
Fax: +1 212-446-6460
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Professional Profile

Joshua Zachariah is a corporate attorney concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and general corporate matters.  He has represented public and private acquirers and target companies in a variety of domestic and cross-border acquisition and disposition transactions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.


Representative Matters

Joshua's representations include the following:

  • Akorn, Inc. in its pending $440 million acquisition of VPI Holdings Corp., the parent company of VersaPharm Incorporated;

  • Vista Equity Partners in its $644 million acquisition of Greenway Medical Technologies;

  • Akorn, Inc. in its $640 million acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal;

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb in its $4.3 billion sale to AstraZeneca of its interest in the companies' diabetes alliance;

  • Vista Equity Partners in its $1.0 billion acquisition of Websense, Inc.;

  • Duff & Phelps Corporation in its $665 million acquisition by a private equity consortium led by The Carlyle Group;

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb in the $7 billion acquisition of Amylin Pharmaceuticals and joint collaboration with AstraZeneca plc;

  • Aluminum company in its $27 billion proposed unsolicited acquisition of another aluminum company;

  • Real estate services company in its sale to a private equity firm for $9 billion;

  • Travel services company in its sale to a private equity firm for $4.3 billion;

  • Global biopharmaceutical company in its $2.5 billion acquisition of another biopharmaceutical company;

  • Global biopharmaceutical company in its $885 million acquisition of another biopharmaceutical company;

  • Science and technology company in its $500 million acquisition of a color measurement technology company;

  • Private equity firm in its $470 million acquisition of a leading casual dining chain;

  • Private equity firm in its $294 million acquisition of a healthcare ratings company;

  • Insurance and banking firm in the sale of its $270 million reinsurance business;

  • Private equity firm in its $165 million acquisition of a mortgage services company;

  • Upscale dining chain in connection with an unsolicited acquisition proposal from a restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company;

  • Upscale dining chain in its sale to a restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company for $131 million;

  • Medical diagnostics company in numerous acquisitions, including its $40 million acquisition of a molecular profiling company;

  • Healthcare service provider in a series of recapitalization transactions, including the company's $2 billion debt tender offer, $1 billion high-yield notes offering and $400 million private placement of preferred stock;

  • Travel and real estate services company in its $2.6 billion debt tender offer;

  • Real estate services company in its $740 million self tender offer for common stock;

  • Travel and real estate services company in its separation into four separate companies; and

  • Apparel company in various corporate matters, including the transfer of its listing to the NYSE and the sale of a division to an Italian apparel company.


Memberships & Affiliations

Member of the South Asian Bar Association of New York


Other Distinctions

Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law, "Negotiating Corporate Transactions," 2013-2014


Prior Experience

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, 2005-2010

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