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Pillsbury Pillsbury Pillsbury
Pillsbury
New York
1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4039
Tel. +1.212.858.1235
Fax. +1.212.858.1500
Admissions
State of New York
Education
J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1981
B.A., Yale University, 1977

Professionals

Donald G. Kilpatrick

Donald G. Kilpatrick
Partner

Don Kilpatrick is co-leader of the law firm's Mergers & Acquisition group and is located in the New York office. He represents clients in acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts, equity investments, corporate governance and general corporate matters. He has worked in many industries including software, banking, professional services, chemicals, manufacturing and consumer products. He has represented clients in private and public acquisitions including work in both friendly and unfriendly public transactions.

Mr. Kilpatrick works with a number of investment banks in connection with their engagements, advising on engagement letter issues and assisting clients in providing fairness opinions.

Mr. Kilpatrick rejoined the firm in 2001 after an eight-year period during which he served as a Managing Director of D. George Harris & Associates, a private equity firm that specialized in leveraged buyouts in the chemical and mining industries. Mr. Kilpatrick supervised numerous debt financings and equity investments in connection with the DGHA companies and provided general corporate advice on nontransactional matters.

Representative Matters
  • Counsel to a boutique investment bank in connection with a fairness opinion relating to a debt-for-equity swap in a public company.
  • Counsel to an investor in connection with the division of hedge fund investments in order to resolve a family dispute.
  • Counsel to a leading software company in connection with its sale of its internet security software business.
  • Counsel to a leading international accounting firm in its acquisition of an e-Discovery software business.
  • Counsel to a leading investment bank in connection with a fairness opinion with respect to a PIPEs investment in a shipping business.
  • Counsel to a leading international accounting firm in its acquisition of a business performance management, business intelligence and data integration business.
  • Counsel to the owners of a data center business in connection with an investment by a leading merchant bank and buy-out of certain investors.
  • Counsel to a leading international accounting firm in its acquisition of a technical infrastructure consulting business.
  • Counsel to a venture investor in the restructuring of a display technology company.
  • Counsel to a leading software company in connection with its sale of its information governance software business.
  • Counsel to a leading software company in connection with a private investment in the equity of a healthcare services provider.
  • Counsel to a leading international accounting firm in its acquisition of a government contracting business.
  • Counsel to a leading media and technology investment bank in connection with its role in providing a fairness opinion and advice in a $4 billion acquisition of an entertainment company.
  • Counsel to a leading media and technology investment bank in connection with its role in providing a fairness opinion and advice in a $600 million going private transaction of a media company.
  • Counsel to a leading software company in connection with its acquisition of a cloud computing software company.
  • Counsel to a leading media and technology investment bank in connection with its role in providing fairness opinions and advice in connection with the sale of one of the largest family-focused online media companies in two parts, one to a private equity purchaser and the other to a leading media company.
  • Counsel to a private equity firm client's portfolio company in connection with its equity restructuring and debt refinancing.
  • Counsel to a leading media and technology investment bank in connection with its role in providing a fairness opinion and advice in connection with the sale of an educational publishing company.
  • Counsel to a leading international accounting firm in its acquisition of a software consulting business.
  • Counsel to a leading media and technology investment bank in connection with its role in providing a fairness opinion and advice in a $2.5 billion merger of equals transaction of two media and entertainment companies.
  • Counsel to a leading media and technology investment bank in connection with its role in providing a fairness opinion and advice in the sale of an online media company.
  • Counsel to a leading media and technology investment bank in connection with its role in providing a fairness opinion and advice in connection with the $950 million sale of a leading provider of online credit.
  • Counsel to an energy investment bank in connection with its role in providing a fairness opinion and advice in connection with the acquisition of several drillships.
  • Counsel to a leading software company in connection with its acquisition of an identity management software business.
  • Counsel to a leading software company in connection with its acquisition of a provider of information technology automation software for financial services, healthcare, distribution and logistics and electronic commerce markets.
  • Counsel to a start-up manufacturer of vehicles in connection with a $160 million equity private placement.
  • Counsel to a venture capital firm in its investment in a start-up television web business. Counsel to a Japanese trading company in its sale of a plastics manufacturing business to a private equity purchaser.
  • Counsel to a leading media and technology investment bank in connection with its role in providing a fairness opinion and advice in connection with a $18 billion merger of online gaming businesses.
  • Counsel to a leading media and technology investment bank in connection with its role in providing a fairness opinion and advice to a Special Committee of a the Board of a digital audiobooks company in connection with a $300 million sale to the leading online bookseller.

Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (10+ years)
  • Legal 500 US, Middle Market M&A (2010, 2013)
  • Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers, Euromoney/Legal Media Group (2010)

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