Waajid Siddiqui is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
He maintains a broad-based M&A practice with an emphasis on upstream and downstream oil & gas transactions, as well as acquisitions and divestures of lending and leasing platforms and portfolios of financial assets. He also represents clients in the industrials sector in significant manufacturing and petrochemical transactions.
Prior to becoming a private-practice lawyer, Waajid was a senior counsel with a large integrated energy company where he worked on cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions.
- General Electric in the combination of GE Oil & Gas with Baker Hughes to create a new publicly-traded company
- General Electric in the disposition of its financial services businesses, including the sale of its approximately $9 billion Transportation Finance business in the U.S. and Canada to BMO Financial Group; the sale of its approximately $30 billion Equipment Finance business, including its distribution finance platform, to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; the sale of its $23.6 billion commercial mortgage portfolio to affiliates of Blackstone Group and Wells Fargo Bank; and the sale of its $2.2 billion in Franchise Finance assets to ARC. Over the years, he has also advised GE on numerous acquisitions, joint ventures and vendor financing programs involving Navistar, ADP, Bombardier, CIT, Deutsche Bank, Safco Insurance, Bombardier, CitiCapital, Ricoh Mellon and Met Life
- General Electric in numerous industrial transactions, including the sale of its majority interest in its business process outsourcing operation in India to General Atlantic and Oak Hill Partners, and the subsequent IPO of what is now Genpact Limited; and the sale of its Specialty Chemicals business and product lines in its Oil & Gas business
- ExxonMobil in the sale of its midstream and downstream assets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to Empresas Copec S.A.; sale of its refinery in Torrance, California to a subsidiary of PBF Energy, Inc.; and the $3.9 billion sale of a 99% stake in its Japanese refining and marketing business, ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, to Tokyo-based partner company TonenGeneral Sekiyu
- Henderson Group plc on the creation of a new global real estate investment management company with TIAA-CREF, known as TIAA Henderson Global Real Estate
- Tata Chemicals (India) in its acquisition of the soda ash business of U.S.-based General Chemical Industrial Products
- Formation of a $25 billion downstream refining and retail joint-venture of Texaco, Shell Oil and Saudi Aramco, the largest U.S. joint venture at the time, and the subsequent sale of Texaco’s interest in the venture in connection with the ChevronTexaco merger
- Sale of Texaco’s petrochemical operations to Huntsman Corporation
Tulane University Law School