Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard

Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard

Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard

Partner

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702

Practices

Education

  • Furman University, B.A., 2000, cum laude
  • Albany Law School, J.D., 2005, magna cum laude; Albany Law Review, Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary
  • Admission

    • New York

Kimberly advises corporations, boards, private equity firms and family offices on complex business law matters, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. She also advises on acquisition finance, growth equity and other minority investments, governance, disclosure and compliance matters. 

Named a 2018 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal and a 2018 Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor, Kimberly is also recognized as a Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500 and a Rising Star by IFLR1000. And based on M&A transactions that she led, Cahill was named "Law Firm of the Year” in 2018 by the Association for Corporate Growth (NY) and The M&A Advisor. 

Kimberly has experience practicing in a variety of industries, including: biotechnology, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, manufacturing, media, pharmaceutical, retail and technology. Current representations include 1-800-Flowers, Arch Capital Group Ltd., Broadridge Financial Solutions, Dyadic International, Inc., Envigo RMS Holdings, ICON plc, North European Oil Royalty Trust, Parkland Fuel Corporation, Trans World Entertainment Corporation and other privately and publicly-held companies.

A highly-sought speaker and author on M&A, transactional matters and corporate governance topics, Kimberly has written pieces for The DealCorporate Board Member magazine and Directorship, a publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She has also served on a panel sponsored by the ABA’s Women in M&A Task Force, moderated an M&A discussion at BIO’s CEO Conference, co-chaired Thomson Reuters’ NY M&A Forum and moderated a panel at The Deal Economy Conference in New York.

Kimberly co-chairs Cahill’s Business Development Committee and also serves on the Association for Corporate Growth (NY) Women of Leadership committee, which focuses on facilitating connections among women leaders in the deal-making community.

Kimberly also serves on the Board of Trustees and Dean’s Leadership Council at Albany Law School, the Board of Trustees at Tuxedo Park School and New York-Presbyterian’s Leadership Council on Children’s and Women’s Health.

M&A Transactions:  Representation of

  • Envigo International Holdings in connection with the sale of its nonclinical contract research services business to LabCorp, and the simultaneous purchase by an Envigo subsidiary of LabCorp’s research products business
  • The Empire District Electric Company in connection with its acquisition by a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
  • 1-800-Flowers in connection with its:
    • Sale of Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Harry & David and the related acquisition financing
  • ICON plc in connection with its:
    • Acquisition of Clinical Research Management, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Aptiv Solutions, Inc.
    • Acquisition of the clinical trial services division of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., which includes ClinForce, LLC and its subsidiaries, Assent Consulting, Inc. and Metropolitan Research Associates, Inc.
    • Acquisition of MolecularMD, a Portland, OR-based molecular diagnostics lab
  • Ironshore Inc. in connection with the acquisition by Fosun International Limited
  • Dyadic International, Inc. in connection with its sale of substantially all of the assets of its Industrial Technology business to DuPont Industrial Biosciences
  • Integro Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by entities affiliated with Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC
  • Colt Defense in connection with its acquisition of New Colt Holding Corp., the parent company of Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC
  • Ascend Health Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Springs Industries in connection with its acquisition by private equity firm Golden Gate Capital
  • IDP Holdings, a joint venture of Ironshore Holdings and The Distinguished Programs Group in connection with its acquisition of the hospitality business of National Specialty Underwriters
  • The Shade Store LLC in connection with Great Hill Partners’ investment in the Company

 

Corporate Finance Transactions:  Representation of

  • TriMas Corporation in connection with the Rule 144A offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% senior notes due 2025, its $300 million senior secured revolving credit facility and several offerings of shares of its common stock
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. in connection with its amended and restated $1.0 billion revolving credit facility
  • ICON plc in connection with the private placement of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.64% Senior Notes due 2020
  • Horizon Global Corporation in connection with a new $200 million term loan facility and $85 million asset-based revolving credit facility entered into simultaneously with its spin-off by TriMas Corporation
  • Foresight Energy LP in connection with its initial public offering of common units
  • Foresight Energy LLC in connection with the Rule 144A offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 7.875% Senior Notes due 2021
  • The Empire District Electric Company in connection with the private placement of $88 million 3.58% First Mortgage Bonds due 2027, $30 million 3.73% First Mortgage Bonds due 2033, $120 million 4.32% First Mortgage Bonds due 2043, and $60 million 4.27% First Mortgage Bonds due 2044
  • Forbes Media LLC in connection with its $55 million credit facility