Petepiece, Scott

Scott Petepiece


Scott Petepiece, the head of Shearman & Sterling’s Americas Mergers & Acquisitions Group and the Co-Head of the Firm’s Private Capital Industry Group, has extensive experience representing U.S. and multinational corporations, technology companies, pension funds, banks and other financial institutions in acquisitions and sales of public and private companies and in joint ventures, minority investments and consortium transactions.  Mr. Petepiece is also actively involved in advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in all types of transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and consortium investments.  His representative clients include Altice USA, Nokia, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Fairfax Financial, Temasek, American Axle and WebMD.

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 sale of Air Distribution Technologies, Inc. to Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Fairfax Financial Holdings in connection with various matters, 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.


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