Press Release November 25, 2019

Goodwin Appoints Vice Chairman Stuart Cable to Global M&A Chair Role

Global law firm Goodwin announced today the appointment of partner and Vice Chairman Stuart Cable to the newly created role of Global Chair of M&A. In this role, Mr. Cable will focus on introducing Goodwin’s industry-focused, global M&A and Corporate Governance practice to a broader set of clients, who are showing increasing demand for the firm’s unique capital-meets-innovation platform.

“Over the course of his distinguished 40-year career at Goodwin, Stuart has played a central role in executing more than 300 M&A transactions, many of which were among the largest and most significant in the history of their respective industries,” said Rob Insolia, Chairman of Goodwin. “With his depth of experience at the intersection of capital and innovation, Stuart is the ideal choice for this new global role, which is reflective of Goodwin’s commitment to the ongoing growth and geographic expansion of our M&A and Corporate Governance practice. We are thrilled that Stuart will serve as Goodwin’s first Global M&A Chair.”

Mr. Cable counsels boards of directors and management teams on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and disclosure and securities law matters. He is annually ranked in Chambers and The Legal 500 as a leading corporate and M&A lawyer. He has been recognized for excellence by Law360 and the Financial Times. Most recently, Mr. Cable was named the 2019 LMG Life Sciences Corporate Attorney of the Year and was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. He co-founded and is a co-chair of Goodwin’s Directors Forum, now in its 14th year.

With a focus on the life sciences, technology, real estate, private equity and financial industries, Goodwin's global, interdisciplinary M&A and Corporate Governance practice encompasses a unique combination of transactional, regulatory, intellectual property and litigation expertise, characterized by a high degree of sector focus and deep domain experience within these industry verticals.

Representative life sciences transactions include the $5.0 billion sale of PAREXEL to Pamplona Capital Management; the pending $4.8 billion sale of Spark Therapeutics to Roche; the $1.0 billion sale of a majority interest in Foundation Medicine and subsequent $2.4 billion sale of the remainder of the company to Roche; and the $1.4 billion acquisition of Civitas Solutions by Centerbridge Partners.

Representative technology transactions include representation of the Sprint Transaction Committee in its pending $59.0 billion merger with T-Mobile; the $8.0 billion sale of Qualtrics to SAP; the $3.0 billion acquisition of SendGrid by Twilio; and the $2.1 billion sale of Carbon Black to VMware.

Representative real estate transactions include representation of Lennar in its $9.3 billion merger with CalAtlantic; the $8.4 billion merger of DCT Industrial with Prologis; the $7.8 billion merger of TIER REIT with Cousins Properties; and the $5.2 billion sale of LaSalle Hotel Properties to Pebblebrook.

Goodwin was recently named among the top law firms of 2019 for private equity and venture capital by Forbes, and is currently ranked among the top five advisors (by deal count) in Mergermarket’s Global M&A League Tables for the first half of 2019.

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