Stuart M. Cable

Stuart M. Cable

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Stuart M. Cable

Stuart Cable represents as outside general counsel public and private companies involved in the life sciences and technology sectors. Mr. Cable also represents private equity and venture sources investing in such companies and investment banks serving such industries. He currently serves as the chair of the M+A and Corporate Finance practices for the firm's Technology and Life Sciences business units. He previously served as chair of the firm's Corporate Department, as chair of its Hiring Committee, as chair of its Incubator, and as a member of the firm's Executive and Allocations Committees.

Experience

Mr. Cable represents as outside general counsel a number of private and public companies, where he counsels boards of directors and management teams on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and disclosure and securities law matters. Representative M&A transactions include the sale of Onyx Pharmaceuticals to Amgen ($10.4 billion), the sale of Eloqua to Oracle ($1 billion), the majority sale of Foundation Medicine to Roche ($1 billion), the sale of Idenix to Merck ($3.8 billion), the sale of Pharmacyclics to AbbVie ($21 billion), the sale of Xoom to PayPal ($1 billion), the private company sale of Stemcentrix to Abbvie ($5.8 billion), the sale of Opower to Oracle ($600 million), the acquisition of NXP by Qualcomm ($47 billion), the acquisitions of Euticals ($358 million – Italy) and Gadea ($174 million – Spain) by AMRI, the acquisition of Auspex by Teva Pharmaceuticals ($3.5 billion), the private company acquisition of Cord Blood Registry by AMAG Pharmaceuticals ($700 million), the sale of Neustar to Golden Gate ($2.9 billion) and the sale of Lionbridge to HIG ($400 million). In the course of his career, Mr. Cable has negotiated and executed over 300 M&A transactions. Mr. Cable also represents public companies in connection with highly confidential “activist” matters. 

Mr. Cable serves regularly as counsel in IPOs (most recently representing J.P. Morgan in the cross-border IPO of Trivago), follow-on offerings and convertible debt transactions (including the $1.5 billion convertible debt issuance by Citrix).  He has recently represented J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citibank and Centerview Partners in M&A and Corporate Finance transactions. 

Mr. Cable also represents a number of private venture backed life sciences companies in governance, capital formation and collaboration transactions (including Moderna in its 2016 $470 million private placement).  

Community and Pro Bono Activities

Mr. Cable serves as a member of the President's Leadership Council at Dartmouth College and as chairman emeritus of the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. He has also served for more than a decade as a member of the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School.  Mr. Cable leads the firm’s Pro Bono efforts on behalf of CampHarbor View, a summer enrichment program for Boston’s youth.

Recognition

Mr. Cable is annually ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate/M&A – Band 1), Chambers Global: The Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate/M&A) and U.S. News-Best Lawyers (Corporate Law). Global M&A Network has named him one of the world’s top 50 M&A lawyers, recognizing his work advising Onyx Pharmaceuticals in its $10.4 billion purchase by Amgen – a transaction named 2014 Global Major Markets Life Sciences Deal of the Year. Mr. Cable also was recognized by the Financial Times in both 2015 and 2016, winning its award for Innovative Deal of the Year in advising Foundation Medicine in its $1 billion majority purchase by Roche, and in 2016 advising Citrix in its $2.6 billion Reverse Morris Trust merger with LogMeIn.  In 2016, Mr. Cable was recognized by LMG as Life Sciences Transaction Attorney of the Year.

Credentials

Education

J.D., 1979
Columbia Law School

(Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

M.B.A., 1976
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
A.B., 1975
Dartmouth College

(magna cum laude)

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