Jeffery Bell

Partner | New York

jbell@mofo.com | (212) 336-4380

jbell@mofo.com
(212) 336-4380

Jeff is a partner in the firm’s New York office, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities matters.

Jeff’s practice focuses on representing public and private acquirors and target companies in domestic and cross–border leveraged and strategic acquisitions, financings, and other investments. Jeff also has significant experience advising clients in connection with contested transactions, securities law and exchange rule compliance, and corporate governance matters.

In addition to financial institutions, Jeff counsels clients in a range of industries, with particular expertise in the technology, healthcare/life sciences, energy, real estate, and consumer product sectors.

Jeff is also the author of several publications, including:

Selected representations by Jeff appear below. To view a more complete list see Experience.

  • Renesas Electronics in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. and its $3.2 billion acquisition of Intersil.
  • Daiwa Securities in its acquisition of Sagent Advisors and Signal Hill Holdings LLC.
  • Ducera as financial advisor to Monsanto in its $66 billion sale to Bayer.
  • GLP Pte. Ltd. in its $4.5 billion acquisition of Industrial Income Trust and related reorganization, financing, and equity syndication.
  • FUJIFILM in its acquisition of Cellular Dynamics International via tender offer.
  • Blackstone as preferred equity holder and first loss protection provider on up to $1.5 billion of crude oil and refined products under a supply and offtake agreement and related flash–title secured prepay transactions.
  • Kajima Corporation in its $1.1 billion sale of Industrial Developments International to Brookfield Property Partners.
  • BMO as financial advisor to CNOOC in its $15.1 billion acquisition of NYSE– and TSE–listed Nexen Inc.
  • The financial advisor to the special committee of Google in connection with the company’s dividend recapitalization to create a third class of (publicly traded, non–voting) common stock. 
  • SoftBank in its negotiations with Alibaba and Yahoo relating to the disposition of Yahoo's interests in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan.
  • Intel in its acquisitions of Fulcrum Microsystems, Switch++, and ConnectSoft.
  • Coca–Cola Enterprises in its $12.3 billion business separation and split–off, the acquisition of CCE’s North American bottling operations by The Coca–Cola Company, and the $822 million acquisition by CCE of TCCC’s Scandinavian bottling operations.
  • Validus Re in its $1.7 billion hostile acquisition of IPC Holdings, involving proxy solicitations to reject the target’s favored transaction and to compel a contested scheme of arrangement under Bermuda law and a concurrent exchange offer for the target’s shares.
  • Online Resources Corporation in its proxy fight with fund shareholder Tennenbaum Capital Partners.
  • The special committee of WebMD in the company’s $1.7 billion merger with its corporate parent HLTH.
  • Centerplate in its acquisition by Kohlberg & Co., involving the separation of the company’s ASE– and TSE–listed Income Deposit Securities, which consisted of one share of common stock and one subordinated note.
  • KKR in the co–investment by certain of its LPs in the $26 billion acquisition of First Data Corp.
  • Forbes Media in its acquisitions of Investopedia, RealClearPolitics, Clipmarks, and True/Slant, its divestitures of Investopedia and American Heritage, its investments in FlipGloss and Techonomy, and its joint venture arrangements with Elevation Partners.
  • Cerberus Capital Management in leading a consortium in the $17.4 billion acquisition of Albertsons supermarkets and in its acquisition of North American Bus Industries.

Rankings

  • Notable Practitioner – IFLR1000 2019
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