Brandon C. Price

Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Brandon C. Price

Brandon C. Price

Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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Brandon C. Price

Brandon C. Price is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His practice is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital-raising transactions, takeover defense and other corporate and securities law matters, with a concentration on banks and other financial services companies.

Recent transactions include:

* Fidelity Southern Corporation in its pending $751 million merger with Ameris Bancorp
* Cabot Microelectronics Corporation in its $1.6 billion acquisition of KMG Chemicals, Inc.
* NextEra Energy in its $6.5 billion acquisition of Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas and the Stanton and Oleander Power Projects from The Southern Company
* Capital One Financial Corporation in numerous transactions, including its entry into a credit card program with Walmart, the sale of its $17 billion mortgage portfolio, the sale of its brokerage business, its acquisition of the Cabela’s credit card business, its $9 billion acquisition of GE Capital’s US Healthcare Finance business, its sale of the Best Buy credit card portfolio, its acquisition of HSBC’s U.S. $30 billion credit card business, its $9 billion acquisition of the U.S. operations of ING Direct Bank and its acquisition of Chevy Chase Bank
* First Evanston Bancorp in its sale to Byline Bancorp
* Wells Fargo & Company in the sale of its Shareowner Services business to Equiniti Group
* CIT Group in the $10 billion sale of its aircraft leasing business to Avolon Holdings, the sale of its aircraft leasing joint ventures to Tokyo Century and its $3.4 billion acquisition of OneWest Bank
* Cathay General Bancorp in its acquisition of Far East National Bank and its acquisition of Asia Bancshares
* Itaú Unibanco in its acquisition of Citigroup’s Brazilian consumer banking business and in the merger of Itaú’s Chilean and Colombian operations with CorpBanca
* Arlington Asset Investment in its successful defense to the control-slate proxy contest by Imation Corp. and Clinton Group
* Cloud9 Technologies in its Series A funding round
* National Penn in its $1.8 billion merger with BB&T
* Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy in their $7.7 billion sale to Targa Resources Partners and Targa Resources Corp and the spin-off of Atlas Energy’s non-midstream business
* Dollar Tree in its $9.2 billion acquisition of Family Dollar, its divestiture of 330 Family Dollar stores to Sycamore Partners, and various financing transactions
* Vantiv in its $1.65 billion acquisition of Mercury Payment Systems
* Reverence Capital Partners in its investment in Victory Capital Holdings in connection with the acquisition of Munder Capital Management
* Bank of America in numerous transactions, including the sale of Balboa Insurance, sale of First Republic Bank and sale of various mortgage-related businesses
* The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Edgewood Partners Insurance Center
* Sallie Mae in the sale of its Upromise Investments business to Ascensus
* Umpqua in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Sterling Financial and its divestiture of certain Sterling branches to Banner Bank
* Knight Capital in its $1.8 billion sale to GETCO and its $400 million preferred stock investment from several investors

Mr. Price received a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 with highest honors and highest distinction and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received a J.D. in 2006 magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the New York University Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif and a Pomeroy Scholar.

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Education
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 2006

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.

BS in Business Administration with Highest Honors, Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 2003

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a coeducational public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. North Carolina has been consistently ranked among the highest ranked universities in the United States and is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that provide an Ivy League experience for a public schooling price. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.

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Articles Editor
Prior

The New York University Law Review was founded in 1924, and is a generalist journal publishing legal scholarship in all areas, including legal theory and policy, environmental law, legal history, international law, and more. Each year, it publishes issues in April, May, June, October, November, and December. These six issues contain cutting-edge legal scholarship written by professors, judges, and legal practitioners, as well as Notes written by members of the Law Review. In November 2012, the Law Review launched the New York University Law Review Online, an online supplement to the print version of the Law Review.

Career History
Partner
2006 - Current

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz enjoys a global reputation as one of the world's leading business law firms. Their deep experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance means that they regularly handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world. They counsel both public and private acquirors and targets. They also have extensive experience handling sensitive investigation and litigation matters and corporate restructurings, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations. In addition, their attorneys are thought leaders, speaking and writing frequently in their various areas of expertise.Wachtell Lipton is consistently ranked as the most prestigious and desirable law firm to work for in the United States, thus enabling the firm to attract associates and some of the most outstanding and motivated attorneys and law school graduates in the United States and from around the world.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. purchases Qiagen N.V.

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Ally Financial, Inc. purchases CardWorks, Inc. from Parthenon Capital LLC, Reverence Capital Partners LLC, Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC (Private Equity)

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First Defiance Financial Corp. purchases United Community Financial Corp.

Awards & Honors
New York University School of Law - John Norton Pomeroy Scholar
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