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Petepiece, Scott

Scott Petepiece

Partner

Scott Petepiece, Head of the firm's Americas Mergers & Acquisition practice, has extensive experience in all aspects of public company transactions, including negotiated mergers, unsolicited/contested transactions, topping bids, consortium investments, proxy contests, '34 Act reporting, minority investments, activist campaigns and other contentious situations.  Mr. Petepiece, who is also Co-Head of the firm's Private Capital industry group, has nearly two decades of experience representing US and multinational corporations, pensions funds, private equity sponsors, sports franchises, banks and other financial institutions in domestic and cross-border public and private acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and co-investments.

His representative clients include Altice USA, Nokia, Web MD, American Axle, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Fairfax Financial, and Temasek.

Mr. Petepiece is also a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he teaches a course in cross border mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Petepiece’s practice has been recognized by various publications, including ChambersIFLR1000 and Legal 500.

Selected Experience

  • Nokia Corporation in connection with various matters, including the sale of its HERE digital mapping business to a consortium comprised of AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG, Inc., its acquisition of US-based start-up Eta Devices, its acquisition of Withings SA’s digital health platform, its €1.7 billion acquisition from Siemens AG of its 50% stake in the Nokia Siemens Network joint venture, and in its acquisition of Medio Systems, Inc.
  • Altice USA in its acquisition of Audience Partners to enable multiscreen addressable advertising solutions and in connection with its initial public offering of shares
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with various matters, including its pending acquisition, together with Energy Capital Partners and Access Industries, of NYSE-listed Calpine Corporation, and in its sale of Air Distribution Technologies, Inc. to Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Fairfax Financial Holdings in connection with several transactions, including its pending $4.9 billion cash and stock acquisition of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, its joint “stalking horse” bid with Sagard Capital Partners to acquire all of the assets of Performance Sports Group Ltd., its proposal to acquire Blackberry Limited and in its acquisition of Hartville Inc.
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Education

  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1993
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons.), 1990
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