Alisa Babitz is of counsel in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Practice Group, focusing on securities law and mergers and acquisitions. She advises public and private companies on a wide range of general corporate, securities and M&A matters including: acquisitions, dispositions and other business combinations; strategic alliances and joint ventures; public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities; and venture capital investments.
Ms. Babitz has co-authored several articles on various corporate and securities law topics, as well as the “Securities Law Issues” chapter of The M&A Practice Guide, LexisNexis and chapters in Partnership, Joint Ventures & Strategic Relationships, Law Journal Seminars-Press.
Ms. Babitz earned her law degree, cum laude, in 1993 from Harvard Law School. She received a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, in history from Columbia University in 1990. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia.
Selected M&A representations include the following:
- CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) in its acquisitions of Apartments.com for $585 million and Apartment Finder for $170 million
- Independent directors of Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) in the merger of Media General with Young Broadcasting
- Apex Tool Group, a joint venture between Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR) and Cooper Industries (NYSE: ETN), in its $1.6 billion sale to Bain Capital
- Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) in the spin-off of Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC), which operates Marriott’s vacation ownership business
- Watson Wyatt in its $3.5 billion merger of equals with Towers Perrin, which resulted in the formation of Towers Watson (NASDAQ: TW)
- Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) in its acquisition of several private companies and its acquisition of the Numbering Solutions business from Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL)
- EaglePicher Corp. in the sale of several portfolio companies totaling approximately $500 million
- Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) in its $210 million acquisition of a hotel management company from Gaylord Entertainment Company (NYSE: RHP)
- Summit Materials (NYSE:SUM) in its $180 million acquisition of an aggregates and ready-mix concrete company
Selected joint venture representations include the following:
- Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (TYO: 5401) in the formation of a $3.4 billion steel manufacturing joint venture with BlueScope Steel (ASX: BSL)
- Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) in the formation of a joint venture with IHG, Wyndham, Choice & Hyatt to create RoomKey.com, a hotel booking website
- SAFANAD, a private equity firm, in the formation of a joint venture with Formation Capital to recapitalize and operate a $900 million health services company
- Synthetic Genomics in the formation of research & development joint ventures with each of BP British Petroleum and Asiatic Centre for Genome Technology
- Hamilton Lane, a private equity management firm, in the formation of a private equity fund as a joint venture with BNP Paribas (PA: BNP)