Benet J. O'Reilly

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Benet J. O'Reilly

Benet J. O'Reilly

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Biography

Benet J. O'Reilly is a partner based in the New York office.

Mr. O'Reilly's practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and restructuring transactions, with significant experience across a broad array of industries, including technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. He also has experience in cross-border transactions and securities offerings.

Mr. O'Reilly has been recognized as "Dealmaker of the Week" by The American Lawyer in 2014. He was also recognized by Law360 as one of five “rising stars” in M&A in 2013 and one of ten "rising stars" in corporate finance in 2010. He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 U.S. and IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms.

Mr. O'Reilly's recent technology and telecommunications experience includes representation of:

* Asahi Kasei in its pending acquisition of Polypore;
* Brightstar and its founder in SoftBank’s $1.26 billion acquisition of a 57% interest in Brightstar;
* SMSC in its sale to Microchip Technologies and prior acquisition of BridgeCo;
* Stanley Black & Decker in its acquisition of AeroScout;
* Hewlett-Packard in its acquisitions of 3PAR, 3Com, EDS, Opsware, Neoware, Knightsbridge Solutions and Peregrine Systems;
* VeriSign in the sale of its authentication business to Symantec;
* CVCI in its acquisition of Ness Technologies;
* TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in their acquisition of Alltel Corporation and subsequent sale of Alltel to Verizon Wireless; and
* PeopleSoft in responding to Oracle's unsolicited tender offer and in the negotiation of PeopleSoft's acquisition at a price 65% above Oracle's initial bid.

Mr. O'Reilly's recent pharmaceuticals and healthcare experience includes representation of:

* Kindred Healthcare in its acquisitions of Gentiva and RehabCare and its sale of 24 non-strategic nursing centers;
* GlaxoSmithKline in its acquisitions of Human Genome Sciences, Stiefel Laboratories, Reliant Pharmaceuticals and Genelabs and investments in Theravance;
* Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor in Quest's acquisition of Celera; and
* RxHub in its merger with SureScripts.

Mr. O'Reilly's recent private equity and other select experience includes representation of:

* Genting Hong Kong in its acquisition of Crystal Cruises from NYK;
* OneWest Bank in its announced $3.4 billion sale to CIT Group;
* Suntory in its pending $16 billion acquisition of Beam;
* Newcastle Investment Corp. in its acquisition of Local Media Group from News Corp., as part of the prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring of GateHouse Media, Inc.;
* Booz & Company in its combination with PwC;
* Altana in its acquisition of the rheology additives business of Rockwood Holdings Inc.;
* CVCI in its investment in and recapitalization of SourceHOV;
* Lafarge in the sale of cement plants and related assets to Eagle Materials and Cementos Argos;
* ACON Investments and TPG Capital in their acquisition of a refinery and related downstream assets from Marathon Oil to form Northern Tier Energy;
* TPG Capital in its investment in Creative Artists Agency;
* thinkorswim Group in its cash/stock merger with TD Ameritrade;
* The Coca-Cola Company in the restructuring of its joint venture with Nestlé in the tea beverage business and its acquisition of bottling operations in Vietnam and Cambodia from Coca-Cola Sabco; and
* The Home Depot in various acquisitions, including of Hughes Supply and White Cap Construction Supply.

Mr. O'Reilly joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2008. He received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 1999 and an undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago in 1995.

Mr. O'Reilly is a member of the Bar in New York. His native language is English, and he is proficient in French.

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Benet J. O'Reilly
Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Education
J.D., magna cum laude
Class of 1999

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

B.A. with Honors
Class of 1995

UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

Career History
Partner
1999 - Current

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is an international law firm that provides legal services to clients. The company serves multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, and domestic corporations and financial institutions. The company was founded in 1946 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Treasurer
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TO PROVIDE FREE QUALITY EDUCATION TO CHILDREN OF LARGELY UNDERSERVED SECTIONS OF BROOKLYN.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

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International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. purchases Frutarom Industries Ltd.

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The Mosaic Company purchases Vale Fertilizantes SA from Vale SA

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