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:

  • 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," Spring Semester 2013


Prior Experience

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

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