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Thomas Yadlon

Thomas Yadlon

Corporate Department

New York
T: +1 212 836 7166
F: +1 212 836 6567

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  • New York University School of Law
    JD, 1998
  • Rutgers University
    BS, Chemical Engineering, 1995

Bar Admission(s)

  • New York

Thomas Yadlon focuses his practice on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, equity and debt offerings, and liquidations in- and out-of-bankruptcy. Tom also counsels clients on general corporate matters, including governance and securities laws compliance. He represents a variety of US and international companies, including private equity sponsors, financial institutions, and publicly- and privately-held companies in various industries.

Tom has substantial experience in the representation of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a wide variety of transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, recapitalizations, mergers, strategic investments, restructurings and dispositions.

Representative Matters

  • American Securities in the sale of portfolio company Robertson Fuel Systems LLC, a leading producer of auxiliary fuel systems for military rotorcraft, to HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. for US$255 million.
  • Fremont Private Holdings in a strategic equity investment in PD Instore, a leading retail environment design and manufacturing company.
  • Novartis in the acquisition of Admune Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotechnology company, broadening Novartis’ immune-oncology pipeline.
  • American Securities in the acquisition of SeaStar Solutions, the leading manufacturer of precision-engineered vessel control systems and other specialized applications in marine and industrial-end markets, from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, LLC.
  • Novartis in its acquisition of CoStim Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based, privately held biotechnology company focused on harnessing the immune system to eliminate immune-blocking signals from cancer.
  • Onex Corporation in the acquisition of The Warranty Group, Inc., a leading global provider of warranty solutions and related programs, for US$710 million, and the subsequent sale to private equity firm TPG for an enterprise value of approximately US$1.5 billion.
  • Novartis on a significant multiyear alliance with California-based Aduro Biotech focused on developing next generation cancer immunotherapies targeting the Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) pathway for an upfront payment of $200 million and an equity investment of US$50 million.
  • J.W. Childs Associates and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity in the acquisition of Advantage Sales & Marketing Inc. (ASM) for approximately US$1.05 billion, and the subsequent sale to Apax Partners for US$1.8 billion.
  • Onex Corporation in its acquisition of  USI Insurance Services LLC from a private fund managed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for US$2.3 billion.
  • Wheels Up in its placement of a US$1.4 billion order with newly reorganized Beechcraft Corp., formerly Hawker Beechcraft. As part of the contract, Beechcraft Corp. will build up to 105 King Air 350i aircraft, valued at US$788 million, and will serve as the comprehensive maintenance provider for Wheels Up in North America and Western Europe, valued at US$600 million. Also advised Wheels Up in exercising its first option to purchase an additional 35 King Air 350i turboprop aircraft, and in a new capital round of up to US$115 million.
  • American Securities and its portfolio company The United Distribution Group Inc. in the acquisition of GHX Holdings, LLC, a leading distributor of industrial fluid transfer and sealing solutions, forming one of the largest energy focused industrial distribution and service-related companies in North America.
  • Onex Corporation and its affiliates in their investment of US$871 million in JELD-WEN, a leading manufacturer of residential and light commercial interior and exterior doors, windows and related products.
  • American Securities in its acquisition of Unifrax, the leading global manufacturer of high-temperature insulating fiber products.
  • GSC Group, an investment manager that managed a diverse portfolio of private equity, mezzanine loan, and distressed funds and CLO/CDOs in the US and Europe and had US$28 billion of assets under management at its peak, in the sale of its assets under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and other corporate matters in its Chapter 11 case.
  • Tequila Avión, an ultra premium tequila brand, in its agreement with Pernod Ricard, the world’s co-leader in spirits and wines, granting exclusive global distribution rights to Pernod Ricard, and its sale of a majority stake in the Avión Spirits LLC joint venture to Pernod Ricard USA.