Icon close

Close

People

Drew L. Pollekoff concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, as well as corporate governance, securities law and general corporate matters. Mr. Pollekoff has extensive experience representing acquirers, targets, private equity funds and financial advisors in a variety of complex and significant business transactions, including public and private acquisitions and divestitures, negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, auctions, going-private transactions, public and private company tender offers, SPAC transactions, venture capital transactions, majority and minority and strategic investments, cross-border transactions, spin-offs, internal reorganizations, 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, public and private strategic companies, private equity firms, 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 variety of industries, including technology, energy, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare, life sciences, insurance, financial institutions, aerospace, defense and government services, 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 advises companies on a wide range of corporate governance, securities law and general corporate 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 pending de-SPAC business combination with Selina Holding Company

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

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

Full Bio

Credentials

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

B.A., University of Michigan

District of Columbia

Maryland

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

See more
Icon close

Close

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

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

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

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

See more
Icon close

Close

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

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

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

Credentials

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

B.A., University of Michigan

District of Columbia

Maryland