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Drew L. Pollekoff concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, as well as corporate governance, corporate finance, securities law and general corporate matters. Mr. Pollekoff has extensive experience representing public and private companies, private equity funds and financial advisors in a variety of complex and significant business transactions, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, negotiated and contested takeovers, leveraged buyouts, auctions, tender offers, proxy fights and shareholder activism response situations, SPAC transactions, venture capital transactions, financings and securities offerings, reorganizations, spin-offs, majority and minority investments, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Mr. Pollekoff began his career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Mr. Pollekoff has represented the full range of parties, including acquirers, bidders, targets, sellers, public and private strategic companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, consortiums, management teams, special committees, private investors, investment banks and financial advisors in these transactions. He has been involved in all deal phases, including initial planning, structuring, negotiation, implementation and advice.

Mr. Pollekoff has significant experience across a wide variety of industries, including technology, aerospace, defense and government services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare, life sciences, insurance, financial institutions, media, telecommunications and other regulated businesses. He has experience in both domestic and international transactions, including the representation of parties in cross-border transactions. Mr. Pollekoff also regularly advises and counsels companies, boards of directors and C-suite executives on a broad range of corporate governance, securities law and other corporate matters, including with respect to directors’ duties and responsibilities, disclosure issues, securities and corporate compliance matters, shareholder activism and takeover defense matters.

Selected representations include, among others: 

Aflac in its (i) sale of an ~7% stake to Japan Post Holdings and (ii) purchase of an ~9% stake in and strategic alliance with Trupanion

BOA Acquisition Corp. in its $1.2 billion de-SPAC business combination with Selina Hospitality PLC

Centene in its $17.3 billion merger with WellCare Health Plans

Digital Media Solutions in its $757 million de-SPAC business combination with Leo Holdings Corp., and subsequent tuck-in acquisitions

Duke Energy in its $2.4 billion sale of its Latin America power holdings

Dynegy in its $3.3 billion acquisition of ENGIE, S.A.'s U.S. fossil electric generation portfolio

Gannett in its (i) receipt of an unsolicited acquisition proposal from and successful proxy contest against hedge-fund owned publishing company MNG Enterprises, Inc. and (ii) $1.4 billion acquisition by New Media Investment Group Inc.

Highmark in its sale of Davis Vision and a minority interest in Visionworks to Centerbridge Partners, and the subsequent sale of Visionworks to Vision Services Plan

ManTech in its $4.2 billion acquisition by and sale to funds managed by The Carlyle Group

The AES Corporation and AIMCo in their $1.6 billion joint venture acquisition of sPower

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Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal

B.A., University of Michigan

District of Columbia

Maryland

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In the News · Source: Law360, The Deal, Bloomberg Law, Global Legal Chronicle, Law360 Tax Authority, Washington Business Journal and Washington Technology

May 16, 2022
Larry Yanowitch, Charlie Katz and Drew Pollekoff advise ManTech International with its $4.2B acquisition by funds managed by Carlyle

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Aflac Incorporated in its (i) sale of an approximately 7% stake to Japan Post Holdings and (ii) purchase of an approximately 9% stake in and strategic alliance agreement with Trupanion

BOA Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its $1.2 billion pending de-SPAC business combination transaction with Selina Holding Company

Centene Corporation in its (i) $17.3 billion merger with WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (ii) Medicare Advantage joint venture with Ascension Care Management and (iii) investment in RxAdvance Corporation, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager

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Aflac Incorporated in its (i) sale of an approximately 7% stake to Japan Post Holdings and (ii) purchase of an approximately 9% stake in and strategic alliance agreement with Trupanion

BOA Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its $1.2 billion pending de-SPAC business combination transaction with Selina Holding Company

Centene Corporation in its (i) $17.3 billion merger with WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (ii) Medicare Advantage joint venture with Ascension Care Management and (iii) investment in RxAdvance Corporation, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager

Digital Media Solutions, LLC in its $757 million de-SPAC business combination transaction with Leo Holdings Corp. and subsequent tuck-in acquisitions of digital marketing and advertising agencies and providers of mobile and web-based technology and solutions

Duke Energy Corporation in connection with two transactions totaling $2.4 billion: (i) the $1.2 billion sale of its power holdings in Brazil to China Three Gorges Corporation and (ii) the $1.2 billion sale of its power holdings in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina to I Squared Capital Advisors. This transaction was named Latin America Power M&A Deal of 2016 by Power Finance & Risk.

Dynegy Inc. in its $3.3 billion acquisition of ENGIE, S.A.'s U.S. fossil electric generation portfolio

Gannett Co., Inc. in its (i) receipt of an unsolicited acquisition proposal from and subsequent successful proxy contest against MNG Enterprises, Inc. and (ii) $1.4 billion acquisition by New Media Investment Group Inc., a publicly traded media company managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC

Highmark Inc. in its sale of Davis Vision, Inc. and a minority interest in Visionworks of America, Inc. to Centerbridge Partners, L.P., and the subsequent sale of Visionworks of America, Inc. to Vision Services Plan

ManTech International Corporation in its ~$4.2 billion acquisition by funds managed by The Carlyle Group

Moelis & Company LLC as financial advisor to the Empire District Electric Company in its $2.4 billion acquisition by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation

Ridgewood Infrastructure LLC, a New York City-based infrastructure private equity fund, in its acquisition of APP Jet Center, a fixed–base operator (FBO) that owns and operates essential aviation infrastructure

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in its $250 million acquisition of Halfaker and Associates, LLC, a leading federal health technology solutions provider

The AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) in their joint venture acquisition of sPower from Fir Tree Partners and its minority owners for approximately $1.6 billion (enterprise value). This transaction was named North America M&A Deal of the Year for 2017 by Power Finance & Risk.

The private equity arm of a pension fund in various transactions, including strategic co-investments in the technology, communication, energy and transportation industries

News

In the News · Source: Law360, The Deal, Bloomberg Law, Global Legal Chronicle, Law360 Tax Authority, Washington Business Journal and Washington Technology

May 16, 2022
Larry Yanowitch, Charlie Katz and Drew Pollekoff advise ManTech International with its $4.2B acquisition by funds managed by Carlyle

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Matters

Aflac Incorporated in its (i) sale of an approximately 7% stake to Japan Post Holdings and (ii) purchase of an approximately 9% stake in and strategic alliance agreement with Trupanion

BOA Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its $1.2 billion pending de-SPAC business combination transaction with Selina Holding Company

Centene Corporation in its (i) $17.3 billion merger with WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (ii) Medicare Advantage joint venture with Ascension Care Management and (iii) investment in RxAdvance Corporation, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager

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Aflac Incorporated in its (i) sale of an approximately 7% stake to Japan Post Holdings and (ii) purchase of an approximately 9% stake in and strategic alliance agreement with Trupanion

BOA Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its $1.2 billion pending de-SPAC business combination transaction with Selina Holding Company

Centene Corporation in its (i) $17.3 billion merger with WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (ii) Medicare Advantage joint venture with Ascension Care Management and (iii) investment in RxAdvance Corporation, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager

Digital Media Solutions, LLC in its $757 million de-SPAC business combination transaction with Leo Holdings Corp. and subsequent tuck-in acquisitions of digital marketing and advertising agencies and providers of mobile and web-based technology and solutions

Duke Energy Corporation in connection with two transactions totaling $2.4 billion: (i) the $1.2 billion sale of its power holdings in Brazil to China Three Gorges Corporation and (ii) the $1.2 billion sale of its power holdings in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina to I Squared Capital Advisors. This transaction was named Latin America Power M&A Deal of 2016 by Power Finance & Risk.

Dynegy Inc. in its $3.3 billion acquisition of ENGIE, S.A.'s U.S. fossil electric generation portfolio

Gannett Co., Inc. in its (i) receipt of an unsolicited acquisition proposal from and subsequent successful proxy contest against MNG Enterprises, Inc. and (ii) $1.4 billion acquisition by New Media Investment Group Inc., a publicly traded media company managed by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC

Highmark Inc. in its sale of Davis Vision, Inc. and a minority interest in Visionworks of America, Inc. to Centerbridge Partners, L.P., and the subsequent sale of Visionworks of America, Inc. to Vision Services Plan

ManTech International Corporation in its ~$4.2 billion acquisition by funds managed by The Carlyle Group

Moelis & Company LLC as financial advisor to the Empire District Electric Company in its $2.4 billion acquisition by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation

Ridgewood Infrastructure LLC, a New York City-based infrastructure private equity fund, in its acquisition of APP Jet Center, a fixed–base operator (FBO) that owns and operates essential aviation infrastructure

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in its $250 million acquisition of Halfaker and Associates, LLC, a leading federal health technology solutions provider

The AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) in their joint venture acquisition of sPower from Fir Tree Partners and its minority owners for approximately $1.6 billion (enterprise value). This transaction was named North America M&A Deal of the Year for 2017 by Power Finance & Risk.

The private equity arm of a pension fund in various transactions, including strategic co-investments in the technology, communication, energy and transportation industries

News

In the News · Source: Law360, The Deal, Bloomberg Law, Global Legal Chronicle, Law360 Tax Authority, Washington Business Journal and Washington Technology

May 16, 2022
Larry Yanowitch, Charlie Katz and Drew Pollekoff advise ManTech International with its $4.2B acquisition by funds managed by Carlyle

View all

Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal

B.A., University of Michigan

District of Columbia

Maryland