Scott Petepiece is the Firm’s Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and its Americas Mergers & Acquisitions Team Leader.
Scott has been involved in some of Wall Street’s highest profile transactions and has more than two decades of experience advising boards or directors, companies and financial institutions in all aspects of public company transactions, including negotiated mergers, buy-outs, spin-offs and sales processes, unsolicited/contested transactions, topping bids, consortium investments, proxy contests, ’34 Act reporting, minority investments, activist campaigns and other contentious situations. Scott is also actively involved in advising private equity sponsors, in all types of transactions, including take-private acquisitions and consortium investments.
His representative clients include Altice USA, Nokia, TELUS & TELUS International, Magris Resources, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Fairfax Financial, Stone Point Capital, Morgan Stanley, American Axle, Dell Financial Services, OMERS and Citigroup.
Scott is a Chambers-ranked practitioner and his practice has also been recognized by various other publications, including Legal 500 and ILFR 1000. In 2021, Scott was named to The BTI Consulting Group’s Client All-Stars List, a rare client-designated honor for excellence in client service as reflected in a survey of corporate America’s top decision makers.
The Legal 500 US quotes clients who say that Scott is “without a doubt one the best M&A professionals,” and regard him as an “exceptionally good negotiator” and “a great lawyer with a strong business sense and an ability to get things done regardless of how challenging the situation.”
In addition to his work for clients, Scott is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he teaches a course in cross-border & public company mergers and acquisitions.