Dean C. Bachus - Partner

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Dean C. Bachus

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Phone: +1 312-862-3032
Fax: +1 312-862-2200
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Professional Profile

As a partner in the Chicago office, Dean Bachus focuses his practice primarily on executive compensation, benefits and ERISA matters, as well as on tax planning and structuring, in domestic and international business acquisitions and dispositions. His practice includes advising clients on the tax aspects of executive compensation arrangements; structuring and implementing management equity arrangements, deferred compensation, severance and other executive programs; and representing executives and management teams in negotiating employment and incentive arrangements.

Representative Matters

  • Represented major private equity fund in its acquisition of two additional portfolio companies.

  • Represented 3G Capital in its nearly $3 billion acquisition of Burger King.

  • Represented Bristol-Myers Squibb in its acquisition of Zymogenetics.

  • Represented Muzak LLC in its restructuring.

  • Represented Apax Partners in the $1.4 billion going-private acquisition of The TriZetto Group, Inc.

  • Represented Apax Capital Partners in its $700 million acquisition of Bankrate.

  • $6.3 billion leveraged buyout of Nuveen Investments, Inc. by a private equity consortium led by Madison Dearborn Partners.

  • Represent major public traded energy company in the design and maintenance of executive compensation programs.

  • Represent major publicly traded fast food chain in its ongoing executive compensation issues and continued structuring of its equity incentive programs.

  • Represented leading publicly traded marketing services company in hiring of new Chief Executive Officer.

  • Represented major theme park industry company in replacement of management team during financial restructuring.

Other Distinctions

Recognized as an "Illinois Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013 and 2014.

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