Meir D. Katz

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Meir D. Katz

Meir D. Katz

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Biography

Meir D. Katz is Associate of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
Selected Representations
AssuraMed, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its $2 billion sale to Cardinal Health
Strongwood Insurance Holdings in its sale of Sequoia Insurance Company, Personal Express Insurance Company, Sequoia Indemnity Company and certain other subsidiaries to Amtrust Financial Services
Markel Corporation in its $3.13 billion acquisition of Alterra Capital Holdings, a listed Bermuda reinsurer
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.05 billion acquisition of David's Bridal
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.05 billion acquisition of a majority ownership stake in Wilsonart International Holdings, the decorative surfaces unit of Illinois Tool Works
Ronald Lauder in a series of agreements between Central European Media Enterprises ("CME") and its major shareholders, Time Warner and Ronald Lauder, to enable CME to fund tender offers to purchase up to an aggregate of $300 million of its debt
Access Industries in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group
Hertz Global Holdings in its tender offer for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Schneider Electric in its acquisition of Summit Energy Services, a leader in outsourced energy procurement and sustainability services to industrial, commercial and institutional enterprises
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a 42.5% stake in Univar, a global distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals, in a sponsored recapitalization transaction valuing Univar at $4.2 billion
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and GS Capital Partners in their acquisition of HGI Holdings, a leading distributor of medical products to chronic disease patients, from The Jordan Company and members of the Harrington family
Hertz Global Holdings in its proposed $1.56 billion acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its 46% investment in JohnsonDiversey, a transaction valued at $2.6 billion
Ripplewood Holdings in its €532 million sale of AEG Power Solutions B.V. to Germany1 Acquisition Limited
Special Committee of Tower Group's board of directors in Tower's $530 million acquisition of CastlePoint Holdings
Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in their $8.5 billion acquisition of HD Supply from The Home Depot
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in agreement to acquire ServiceMaster in a transaction valued at $5.5 billion
ThinkEquity Partners in the sale of the company to UK broker Panmure Gordon & Co
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $3 billion "sponsored spin-off" acquisition of a 47.5% interest in Sally Beauty, the beauty supplies business spun off by Alberto-Culver

Publications
The Private Equity Report
Summer/Fall 2012
Bridging the Gap
May 04, 2009 — The Daily Deal
The Private Equity Report
Winter 2009


Language(s)
Hebrew

Bar Admissions
New York

Education
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law , 2004 , J.D.
Yeshiva University , 2001 , B.A.

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Education
J.D.
Class of 2004

Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. Cardozo Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible teachers. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.

B.A.
Class of 2001

Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. More than 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students study at our four New York City campuses: the Wilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Center and Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. Our three undergraduate schools—Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and Syms School of Business—offer a unique dual curriculum comprising Jewish studies and liberal arts and sciences courses. Students also have the option to study in Israel in their first year. Our graduate and affiliate schools include Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Ferkauf Gradaute School of Psychology, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary

Career History
Partner
Current

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides legal services. Practice areas include: complex acquisition, financing transactions, litigation & arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and trusts & estates. The company was founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. Cardozo Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible teachers. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.

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Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd. purchases Liberty Mutual Holding Co., Inc. /3 Businesses from Liberty Mutual Holding Co., Inc.

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Willis Towers Watson Plc purchases MG LLC from Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC

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Aquiline Capital Partners LLC purchases CoAdvantage Corp. from Constitution Capital Partners LLC, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (Private Equity), NB Alternatives Advisers LLC

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