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Hillyer Jennings specializes in mergers, acquisitions and other significant corporate transactions. A Senior Associate in our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, Hillyer represents public and private companies and private equity funds in a variety of M&A and corporate matters.

Following his graduation from Harvard Law School, Hillyer spent time working at top law firms in London (Simpson Thacher) and New York (Fried Frank) before moving to Atlanta and continues to work with clients around the world on a full range of M&A transactions. These multijurisdictional transactions include public and private company mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; tender offers; joint ventures and strategic investments. He also represents private equity funds in control and non-control investment transactions and investment exit transactions.

Additionally, Hillyer founded a nonprofit in 2021 called One People Flags, Inc., which provides free American flag sets for display on homes of veterans/first responders and low-income families across the country in order to unite our communities under a banner that belongs to all of us.

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Credentials

J.D., Harvard Law School

B.B.A., University of Georgia, highest honors, summa cum laude, First in Class, 4.0/4.0

Georgia

New York

Atlanta Bar Association

Legal Elite - Corporate Law


Georgia Trend, 2022

Rising Star - Mergers & Acquisitions


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

CFI Polaris Mentor Award


K&S, Q2 2022

K&S Volunteer of the Quarter for Next Gen and One People Flags work


K&S, Q1 2021

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Legal Elite - Corporate Law


Georgia Trend, 2022

Rising Star - Mergers & Acquisitions


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

CFI Polaris Mentor Award


K&S, Q2 2022

K&S Volunteer of the Quarter for Next Gen and One People Flags work


K&S, Q1 2021

Matters

Mirion Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: MIR) in its acquisition of the Critical Infrastructure business of a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX).

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. (NYSE: NEX) in its acquisition of the sand hauling, wellsite storage business and last mile logistics business of CIG Logistics LLC.

Fortress Investment Group in its acquisition of asbestos liabilities and related insurance assets from Crane Holdings (NYSE: CR).

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Mirion Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: MIR) in its acquisition of the Critical Infrastructure business of a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX).

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. (NYSE: NEX) in its acquisition of the sand hauling, wellsite storage business and last mile logistics business of CIG Logistics LLC.

Fortress Investment Group in its acquisition of asbestos liabilities and related insurance assets from Crane Holdings (NYSE: CR).

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) in its sale of UPS Freight to TFI International Inc. (NYSE and TSX: TFII) for $800 million.

Noble Investment Group in its strategic partnership with Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NASD: HST), the largest lodging REIT.

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. (NYSE: NEX) in its acquisition of Alamo Pressure Pumping, LLC for $268 million.

Zaxby's in its sale of a significant stake to Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS).

Rockstar, Inc. in its sale to PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) for $3.85 billion.

Buckner Heavylift Cranes in its sale to Markel Ventures, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL).

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. (NYSE: NEX) in the sale of its well support services segment to Basic Energy Services, Inc. (OTCQX: BASX).

Foodmate in its sale to Duravant (a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus).

Les Enterprises Barrette Ltée in its sale of a majority interest in Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. to TorQuest Partners and Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ).

TSYS (NYSE: TSS) in its $21.5 billion merger of equals with Global Payments (NYSE: GPN).

InstarAGF Asset Management in its acquisition of Oilfield Water Logistics.

Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CXP) in its acquisition of Normandy Real Estate Management, LLC.

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation in its sale to SFW Capital Partners.

Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ: VMED; LSE: VMED) in its $23 billion sale to Liberty Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK).

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Partners LLP in connection with several mergers and acquisitions across Europe, including a tender offer for shares of GfK SE.

Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) in its acquisition of LIN Media LLC for $1.6 billion.

Silver Lake Partners in its purchase of a stake in Cegid.

Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: HPOL) in its acquisition by Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) via tender offer.

Bridgepoint Advisers Limited in its sale of interests in five portfolio companies to another PE firm.

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Matters

Mirion Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: MIR) in its acquisition of the Critical Infrastructure business of a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX).

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. (NYSE: NEX) in its acquisition of the sand hauling, wellsite storage business and last mile logistics business of CIG Logistics LLC.

Fortress Investment Group in its acquisition of asbestos liabilities and related insurance assets from Crane Holdings (NYSE: CR).

See more
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Matters

Mirion Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: MIR) in its acquisition of the Critical Infrastructure business of a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX).

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. (NYSE: NEX) in its acquisition of the sand hauling, wellsite storage business and last mile logistics business of CIG Logistics LLC.

Fortress Investment Group in its acquisition of asbestos liabilities and related insurance assets from Crane Holdings (NYSE: CR).

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) in its sale of UPS Freight to TFI International Inc. (NYSE and TSX: TFII) for $800 million.

Noble Investment Group in its strategic partnership with Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NASD: HST), the largest lodging REIT.

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. (NYSE: NEX) in its acquisition of Alamo Pressure Pumping, LLC for $268 million.

Zaxby's in its sale of a significant stake to Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS).

Rockstar, Inc. in its sale to PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) for $3.85 billion.

Buckner Heavylift Cranes in its sale to Markel Ventures, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL).

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. (NYSE: NEX) in the sale of its well support services segment to Basic Energy Services, Inc. (OTCQX: BASX).

Foodmate in its sale to Duravant (a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus).

Les Enterprises Barrette Ltée in its sale of a majority interest in Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. to TorQuest Partners and Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ).

TSYS (NYSE: TSS) in its $21.5 billion merger of equals with Global Payments (NYSE: GPN).

InstarAGF Asset Management in its acquisition of Oilfield Water Logistics.

Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CXP) in its acquisition of Normandy Real Estate Management, LLC.

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation in its sale to SFW Capital Partners.

Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ: VMED; LSE: VMED) in its $23 billion sale to Liberty Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK).

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Partners LLP in connection with several mergers and acquisitions across Europe, including a tender offer for shares of GfK SE.

Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) in its acquisition of LIN Media LLC for $1.6 billion.

Silver Lake Partners in its purchase of a stake in Cegid.

Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: HPOL) in its acquisition by Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) via tender offer.

Bridgepoint Advisers Limited in its sale of interests in five portfolio companies to another PE firm.

Insights

View all

Credentials

J.D., Harvard Law School

B.B.A., University of Georgia, highest honors, summa cum laude, First in Class, 4.0/4.0

Georgia

New York

Atlanta Bar Association

Legal Elite - Corporate Law


Georgia Trend, 2022

Rising Star - Mergers & Acquisitions


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

CFI Polaris Mentor Award


K&S, Q2 2022

K&S Volunteer of the Quarter for Next Gen and One People Flags work


K&S, Q1 2021

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Close

Recognition

Legal Elite - Corporate Law


Georgia Trend, 2022

Rising Star - Mergers & Acquisitions


Georgia Super Lawyers, 2022

CFI Polaris Mentor Award


K&S, Q2 2022

K&S Volunteer of the Quarter for Next Gen and One People Flags work


K&S, Q1 2021