Eliza W. Swann

Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Eliza W. Swann

Eliza W. Swann

Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Biography

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Eliza W. Swann
Partner

Education
Cornell University, J.D., cum laude
Williams College, B.A., cum laude
Practice
Eliza Swann has concentrated in United States and international corporate transactions and has represented a broad range of clients in acquisitions and dispositions of publicly and privately held corporations and their assets. Her experience includes cross-border public company mergers and stock acquisitions, asset sales, joint venture formation and investment advisory work. Ms. Swann joined Shearman & Sterling in 1998 and became a partner in 2007.
Experience

The independent directors of Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. in its acquisition by Universal Health Services, Inc.
EQT Infrastructure Fund and FORTISTAR in their acquisition of Midland Cogeneration Venture Limited Partnership from GSO Capital Partners LP, Rockland Capital Energy, The Dow Chemical Company and other entities
Biogen Idec in its 2008 proxy contest with Carl Icahn
Industry Funds Management Pty Ltd. in its acquisition of certain assets of Consolidated Edison, Inc.
The Thomson Corporation in its acquisition of certain Choicepoint assets
Citigroup Inc. in its acquisition of Old Lane Partners, L.P.
Itaúsa-Investimentos Itaú S.A. in its acquisition of certain assets of the Latin American private banking business of ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of HCA Inc. in its sale to a consortium of private equity investment firms
The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of ARAMARK in its sale to a consortium of private equity investment firms
Boston Scientific Corporation in its acquisition of Guidant Corporation
Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of 7-Eleven, Inc.
SunGard Data Systems, Inc. in its sale to a consortium of seven private equity investment firms
Boca Resorts, Inc. in its sale to The Blackstone Group
The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. in its sale to an affiliate of Bain Capital Partners, LLC
The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of BioVeris Corporation in its acquisition by Roche Holding AG
The Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Molson Inc. in the merger of equals of Molson Inc. and Adolph Coors Company
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation in several acquisitions in the United States, including acquisitions of Baran Institute of Technology, Clemens College, New England Technical Institute, New England Technical Institute of Technology at Palm Beach, Briarwood College, Southwestern College of Business and Nashville Auto Diesel College
Extended Stay America, Inc. in its sale to The Blackstone Group
GE Commercial Finance in its acquisition of the U.S. leasing business of IKON Office Solutions, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company in the acquisition of Panamerican Beverages, Inc. by Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A. de C.V.
Triangle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its sale to Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Credit Suisse First Boston, both in its purchase of the investment analysis business of HOLT Value Associates LP and in the sale of CSFBdirect to Bank of Montreal
Nelson Doubleday in the sale of his 50% interest in the New York Mets to Fred Wilpon
BOC GROUP PLC in the establishment of a joint venture with Linde AG relating to industrial gas process plants
Raffles Holdings Limited in its acquisition of Swissôtel Holding AG from the SwissAir Group
UniCredito Italiano S.p.A. in its acquisition of Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc.
Credit Suisse First Boston as financial advisor to Cooper Industries, Inc. in connection with its reincorporation in Bermuda


Clerkship

The Hon. E. Norman Veasey, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court


Bar Admissions/Qualifications
New York
Massachusetts


Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions
Power

Publications

ISS Publishes 2013 US Corporate Governance Policy Updates
SEC Proposed Amendments – Proxy Disclosure, Solicitation Enhancements and NYSE Rule 452


News

Casey, Swann Offer Insights to Boards on Current Trends in M&A
Shearman & Sterling Advises Best Buy Founder on Proposal to Acquire Company
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21 Nov 2012 Casey, Swann Offer Insights to Boards on Current Trends in M&A
6 Aug 2012 Shearman & Sterling Advises Best Buy Founder on Proposal to Acquire Company
14 Nov 2011 Shearman & Sterling Advises Citigroup on EMI Music Publishing Business Acquisition by Sony Corporation of America SCA
11 Nov 2011 Shearman & Sterling Advising Citigroup on EMI Recorded Music Division Acquisition by Vivendi, Universal Music Group
5 Oct 2010 Casey, Swann Interviewed on Board Special Committees
17 May 2010 Shearman & Sterling Advises Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. on Acquisition by Universal Health Services, Inc.
27 Oct 2009 Shearman & Sterling Represents Dassault Systèmes in Transaction with IBM
18 Jun 2009 Shearman & Sterling Advises on Stock Building Supply Joint Venture and Prepackaged Chapter 11
2 Jun 2009 Shearman & Sterling Represents EQT Infrastructure Limited, FORTISTAR in Purchase of Midland Cogeneration Venture
9 Mar 2009 Shearman & Sterling Represents Morgan Stanley as Advisors to Schering-Plough in Merger with Merck
30 Apr 2008 Shearman & Sterling Represents Indian-based Essar Group in its Acquisition of US Steel Distributor Esmark Inc.
14 Jan 2008 Shearman & Sterling Advises Bright Horizons on Sale to Bain Capital Partners
12 Dec 2007 Shearman & Sterling Advises on Consolidated Edison Sale of Power Projects
13 Apr 2007 Citigroup Acquires Old Lane
23 Mar 2007 Shearman & Sterling Wins IFLR Awards for M&A and Private Equity Deals of the Year
21 Oct 2005 Shearman & Sterling Advises Seven-Eleven Japan
29 Mar 2005 Equity Group Buys SunGard for $11.3 Billion
24 Jan 2005 UGC and Liberty Media Merge in $3.5 Billion Deal
22 Oct 2004 Blackstone Agrees to Acquire Boca Resorts for $1.2 Billion


22 Sep 2004 Shearman & Sterling Advises Mondavi on Recapitalization Proposal
2 Aug 2004 Molson and Coors Make $6 Billion Brew

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Eliza W. Swann
Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Education
B.A., cum laude

Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams. Originally a men's college, Williams became co-educational in 1970. It is located in Williamstown, MA, USA.

J.D., cum laude

Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University and one of the five Ivy League law schools. The school confers three law degrees. The school has three law journals that are student-edited: the Cornell Law Review, the Cornell International Law Journal, and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Additionally, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that is published by Cornell Law faculty.

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Partner
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Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. purchases Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited

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Albemarle Corp. purchases Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

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Juniper Investment Company LLC purchases Theragenics Corporation

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