Jeffery Bell

Jeffery Bell

Partner

New York, (212) 336-4380

Education

Dartmouth College (A.B., 1996)
Harvard Law School (J.D., 2000)

Bar Admissions

New York

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

Mr. Bell'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. Mr. Bell 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, Mr. Bell counsels clients in a range of industries, with particular expertise in the technology, healthcare/life sciences, energy, real estate, and consumer product sectors.

Mr. Bell is also the author of several publications, including:

Selected representations by Mr. Bell appear below. To view a more complete list see Matters.

  • Renesas Electronics in its $3.2 billion acquisition of Intersil.

  • Ducera as financial advisor to Monsanto in its $66 billion sale to Bayer.

  • Global Logistic Properties 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.
Renesas/Intersil
Renesas Electronics in its $3.2 billion acquisition of Intersil.
Ducera/Monsanto-Bayer
Ducera as financial advisor to Monsanto in its $66 billion sale to Bayer.
GTA/dnata
GTA Partners in its sale to dnata Aviation Services of a 50% interest in its cargo and ground handling business at Toronto Pearson Airport.
SB Capital/Fund Formation
SB Capital in the establishment of Scargo Hill Investors, a new investment fund with Arena Investors, and its manager Scargo Hill Capital, a joint venture with 360 Merchant Solutions.
Bankruptcy of Maxus Energy Corporation
Maxus Energy Corporation as debtor in its chapter 11 case.
Bankruptcy of Republic Airways
Unsecured Creditors Committee in the bankruptcy of Republic Airways.
Bankruptcy of Peabody Energy
Unsecured Creditors Committee in the bankruptcy of Peabody Energy.
Bankruptcy of Walter Energy
Unsecured Creditors Committee in the bankruptcy of Walter Energy.
Global Logistics Properties/Industrial Income Trust
Global Logistic Properties in its $4.5 billion acquisition of Industrial Income Trust and related reorganization, financing and equity syndication.
FUJIFILM/Cellular Dynamics International
FUJIFILM in its acquisition of Cellular Dynamics International via tender offer.
Minority Stockholders of United International Bank/Preferred Bank
The minority stockholders of United International Bank in connection with the bank’s sale to Preferred Bank.
Saba Software/Vector Capital
Saba Software in its acquisition by Vector Capital.
Bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings
Unsecured Creditors Committee in the bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings.
Bankruptcy of Patriot Coal
Unsecured Creditors Committee in the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal.
IC Power/Energy Generation and Distribution Assets
IC Power in its acquisitions of various energy generation and distribution assets throughout Latin America.
Square Enix/Establishment of Shinra Technologies
Square Enix in connection with its establishment of Shinra Technologies.
Blackstone/Regulatory Capital & Deconsolidation Transaction
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/Brookfield Property Partners
Kajima Corporation in its $1.1 billion sale of Industrial Developments International to Brookfield Property Partners.
SoftBank/Alibaba and Yahoo
Softbank in its negotiations with Alibaba and Yahoo relating to the disposition of Yahoo’s interests in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan.
Financial Advisor/Google Recapitalization
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.
BMO/CNOOC-Nexen
BMO as financial advisor to CNOOC in its $15.1 billion acquisition of NYSE- and TSE-listed Nexen Inc.
Technicolor/Digital Domain
Technicolor in its bid for the assets of Digital Domain in the latter’s bankruptcy section 363 sale.
Intel/Multiple Transactions
Intel in its acquisitions of Fulcrum Microsystems, Switch++ and ConnectSoft.
Frazer-Nash Research/Lithium Technology Corporation
Frazer-Nash Research in its investments in Lithium Technology Corporation, consisting of a credit facility and a series of stock, note and warrant purchases, and in FNR’s joint venture with LTC.
Coca-Cola Enterprises/Transformative Transactions
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/IPC Holdings
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/Proxy Fight
Online Resources Corporation in its proxy fight with fund shareholder Tennenbaum Capital Partners.
Amarin Corp/Financing Transactions
Amarin Corp in its bridge loan, Reg D/Reg S equity offering and subsequent registration and reporting matters.
WebMD/HLTH
The special committee of WebMD in the company’s $1.7 billion merger with its corporate parent HLTH.
Centerplate/Kohlberg & Co.
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/First Data Corp.
KKR in the co-investment by certain of its LPs in the $26 billion acquisition of First Data Corp.
KRG Capital/Multiple Transactions
KRG Capital in its acquisitions of F.A. Richard & Associates and Vantage Health.
Eyak Technology/GTSI Corp
Eyak Technology in its unsolicited offer to acquire its 37% member GTSI Corp.
Rabobank/Taylor Fresh Foods
Rabobank in the sale of River Ranch Fresh Foods to Taylor Fresh Foods.
Toshiba/Landis + Gyr
Toshiba in its $2.3 billion smart grid acquisition of Landis + Gyr.
Orleans Homebuilders/NVR
Orleans Homebuilders in its $170 million Bankruptcy Code Section 363 asset sale agreement with NVR.
DaVita/HealthCare Partners
DaVita in its $4.4 billion acquisition of HealthCare Partners, which included a mixed consideration package with a stock election mechanism.
ICO Global/Reorganization
ICO Global Communications in the restructuring and transition services arrangements relating to its commercial satellite operations.
Azur Pharma/Avanir and UCB
Azur Pharma in acquiring or licensing certain drugs and other businesses from Avanir and UCB.
Forbes Media/Multiple Transactions
Forbes Media in its acquisitions of Investopedia, RealClearPolitics and 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.
Icon plc/Healthcare Discoveries and Prevalere Life Sciences
Icon plc in its acquisitions of Healthcare Discoveries and Prevalere Life Sciences.
A&P/Pathmark Stores
A&P in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Pathmark Stores.
Covad Communications/Platinum Equity
The special committee of Covad Communications in the company’s $470 million acquisition by Platinum Equity.
Saratoga Partners/Terremark Worldwide
Saratoga Partners in its sale of Data Return to Terremark Worldwide.
Cerberus Capital Management/Albertsons and NABI
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.
Castle Harlan/Baker & Taylor
Castle Harlan in its $455 million acquisition of Baker & Taylor.
TRW/Blackstone
TRW in connection with the divestiture of its automotive business to Blackstone.
Exodus Communications/Cable & Wireless
Exodus Communications in its acquisition by Cable & Wireless.
CSCA Capital Advisors/Securities Placement
CSCA Capital Advisors as placement agent in the registered direct placement by Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp.
DLJ Investment Partners/Mezz Loan
DLJ Investment Partners as majority lender under the $200 million mezzanine credit agreement of Wastequip Inc., including amendments to permit purchases by the borrower of loans under the senior facility, the issuance of additional PIK interest amounts and an equity cure right.
Mitsubishi Corporation/PVC Joint Venture
Mitsubishi Corporation in its joint venture with Shin-Etsu Chemical to acquire the PVC business of Lamson Pipe.
Morgan Stanley/Tokyo Westin Hotel
Morgan Stanley in its JPY 50 billion joint acquisition with Starwood of the Tokyo Westin hotel.
JP Morgan/Northwest Airlines' Rights Offering
JPMorgan in its commitment to act as backstop purchaser in the $750 million bankruptcy rights offering by Northwest Airlines.
Tullis Health Investors/PIPE Investment
Tullis Health Investors in its PIPE investment in preferred stock and warrants of Interpharm.
Highbridge Capital/PIPE Investment
Highbridge Capital in its PIPE investment in convertible notes and warrants of American United Global.
Blackacre/Loan Portfolio Sale
Blackacre in connection with the modification and sale of a portfolio of loans to the 270 Greenwich Street development project.
Islamic Working Capital Facility
Lenders under the Islamic Murabaha revolving working capital facility in connection with Arcapita’s acquisition of TLC Healthcare.
SMFG/Issuance of Convertible Preferred Stock
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group in connection with its $1.3 billion issuance of convertible preferred stock to Goldman Sachs.
High Yield Financings
Issuers, including Axtel S.A.B. de C.V., Energy Partners Ltd. and Swift & Company, in various high yield financings and related debt and equity tender offers.
Leveraged Finance Commitments
Citi, UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland in connection with bank/bridge loan commitments for several leveraged finance transactions.
Real Estate Finance Transactions
Lenders and borrowers in more than 20 Japanese real estate finance transactions totaling in excess of JPY 350 billion, including secured non-recourse loans and securitizable bond issuances.
Investment Fund Formation
Morgan Stanley, UBS and Deutsche Bank in their establishment of joint investment funds with other financial institutions to pursue the acquisition of loan portfolios.
Financial Advisor Representations
Financial advisors, including Qatalyst Partners, Houlihan Lokey, Centerview Partners and Duff & Phelps, in connection with numerous fairness and solvency opinions.
Compliance Matters
Various issuers in connection with governance, registration and reporting, exchange listing and ADS matters.

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