Nir Servatka

Partner

Nir Servatka

Nir Servatka

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • New York, 2013
    Israel, 2009

Nir acts for clients in matters related to corporate issues, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

He began his law career as an associate at a highly regarded Israeli firm, where he advised clients on private equity investments and general corporate matters.

Nir Servatka

Partner

Nir acts for clients in matters related to corporate issues, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

He began his law career as an associate at a highly regarded Israeli firm, where he advised clients on private equity investments and general corporate matters.

Mantle Ridge LP

Acted for Mantle Ridge LP in its accumulation of a material equity stake in Aramark and subsequent agreement with Aramark providing for the appointment of 6 new directors, including John Zillmer who was also appointed CEO, and Paul Hilal, founder and CEO of Mantle Ridge LP, who was also appointed as Vice Chairman of the board.

Amcor Flexibles LLC

Acted for Amcor Flexibles LLC in the US$215-million sale of its three healthcare manufacturing facilities to Tekni-Plex, a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing products for a wide variety of end markets, including medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, personal care, household and industrial.

Minority Stockholder

Acted for a minority stockholder of a private company in a buyout of the majority stockholder of that company by way of a cross-border acquisition of all the assets of that company through both equity and debt financing from a private equity firm and an institutional lender.

International Imaging Materials, Inc.

Acted for International Imaging Materials, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for industrial and medical applications and a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners, in its sale to ACON Investments, LLC.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to US$2.5 billion of future public offerings of securities in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Resolute Forest Products

Acted for Fibrek Recycling US Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its recycled bleached kraft pulp mill in Fairmont, West Virginia to ND Fairmont LLC, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $500-million at-the-market public offering of common shares, which will be sold through the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange or on any other marketplace in Canada or the United States on which the common shares are traded.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with its issuance of an aggregate principal amount of approximately US$2 billion of registered notes in exchange for notes previously issued to U.S. investors on a private placement basis. The new notes issued as a result of the exchange offer were qualified by a prospectus supplement under a cross-border shelf prospectus filed under the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system.

PSP Investments

Acted for PSP Investments as a member in a consortium that purchased Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data center solutions in support of mission-critical applications, from Silver Lake. Other members of the consortium included Digital Bridge Holdings LLC and TIAA Investments.

Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc.

Acted for Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc., a leading mobile Fintech provider of cloud-based remote deposit capture and mobile prepaid card solutions, in its proposed public offering of common stock and related public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Amcor Limited

Acted for Amcor Limited in connection with its acquisition of Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America, with operations in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Colombia.

The Aristotle Corporation

Acted for The Aristotle Corporation in connection with the sale of that company to the private equity firm Wasserstein & Co. The Aristotle Corporation, headquartered in Fort Atkinson, WI, is a leading developer and value-added distributor of specialty products for the education, healthcare training, laboratory testing and agricultural end markets.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Acted for Public Sector Pension Investment Board in connection with the acquisition by way of a joint venture with Henley Holding Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, of a 58 million square foot portfolio of core industrial properties held by investment funds owned and managed by Exeter Property Group for US $3.15 billion.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Alliance Corporation, a distributor and manufacturer of products and solutions for North American wireless, broadband, broadcast and wireline networks.

Tippmann US Holdco, Inc. (part of the G.I. Sportz Group)

Acted for G.I. Sportz Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Kee Action Sports, a leading manufacturer and distributor of paintball sporting goods, equipment and apparel, based in New Jersey with distribution facilities located across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership

Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group in its acquisition of Landon Butler & Co. and NewTower Trust Company, the investor relations and capital-raising firm and trustee of the Multi-Employer Property Trust, an open-end commingled real estate equity fund that invests in a diversified portfolio of institutional-quality real estate assets in the United States and has in excess of $6 billion in net asset value as of June 30, 2015.

Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Acted for a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight Therapeutics Inc., in the US$125 million cash sale of its Neglected Tropical Disease Priority Review Voucher, which was granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the approval of Impavidor (miltefosine) for treatment of patients with visceral, mucosal and cutaneous leishmaniasis, to Gilead Sciences, Inc.

True Gold Mining Inc.

Acted for True Gold Mining Inc. in connection with its $51.9-million financing consisting of a $42-million bought deal offering of units by way of short form prospectus and concurrent $9.9-million private placement of units to Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC, True Gold's largest shareholder.

Paladin Labs Inc.

Acted for Paladin Labs Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Endo Health Solutions Inc. in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in connection with its private offering of debt and equity securities for aggregate proceeds of $148 million.

Bulletin

SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2017

Apr. 12, 2018 - Within the first hundred days of taking office, President Trump reiterated his commitment to scaling back existing financial regulations. In February 2017, President Trump signed into law Congress’s repeal of the extractive industry transparency rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

Bulletin

SEC Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure

Apr. 12, 2018 - On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted interpretive guidance to assist domestic reporting companies in their efforts to comply with the pay ratio disclosure required by item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. On...

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SEC Adopts Final Rule Shortening Settlement Cycle to T+2

Mar. 28, 2017 - On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule amending Rule 15c6-1(a) under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to shorten the standard settlement cycle from three to two business days (i.e., from T+3 to T+2) for most broker-dealer...

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SEC Rulemaking Developments 2016

Feb. 16, 2017 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2016. As part of its Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative launched at the end of 2013, the SEC continued to propose and adopt rules that are intended to improve and modernize the disclosure requirements for reporting...

Bulletin

SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2015

Feb. 22, 2016 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2015. Consistent with the reforms that began in 2012 with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, Congress and the SEC continued their push to improve access to capital across the spectrum of issuers – from...

Bulletin

SEC Adopts CEO Pay Ratio Rule

Aug. 24, 2015 - On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933 to require most SEC-registered U.S. companies to disclose the ratio of the compensation of their chief executive officer (or any...

Bar Admissions

New York, 2013
Israel, 2009

Education

Columbia University, LLM (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), 2012
University of Haifa, LLB (Cum Laude), 2008

Nir acts for clients in matters related to corporate issues, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

He began his law career as an associate at a highly regarded Israeli firm, where he advised clients on private equity investments and general corporate matters.

Mantle Ridge LP

Acted for Mantle Ridge LP in its accumulation of a material equity stake in Aramark and subsequent agreement with Aramark providing for the appointment of 6 new directors, including John Zillmer who was also appointed CEO, and Paul Hilal, founder and CEO of Mantle Ridge LP, who was also appointed as Vice Chairman of the board.

Amcor Flexibles LLC

Acted for Amcor Flexibles LLC in the US$215-million sale of its three healthcare manufacturing facilities to Tekni-Plex, a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing products for a wide variety of end markets, including medical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, personal care, household and industrial.

Minority Stockholder

Acted for a minority stockholder of a private company in a buyout of the majority stockholder of that company by way of a cross-border acquisition of all the assets of that company through both equity and debt financing from a private equity firm and an institutional lender.

International Imaging Materials, Inc.

Acted for International Imaging Materials, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for industrial and medical applications and a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners, in its sale to ACON Investments, LLC.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to US$2.5 billion of future public offerings of securities in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Resolute Forest Products

Acted for Fibrek Recycling US Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its recycled bleached kraft pulp mill in Fairmont, West Virginia to ND Fairmont LLC, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $500-million at-the-market public offering of common shares, which will be sold through the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange or on any other marketplace in Canada or the United States on which the common shares are traded.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with its issuance of an aggregate principal amount of approximately US$2 billion of registered notes in exchange for notes previously issued to U.S. investors on a private placement basis. The new notes issued as a result of the exchange offer were qualified by a prospectus supplement under a cross-border shelf prospectus filed under the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system.

PSP Investments

Acted for PSP Investments as a member in a consortium that purchased Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data center solutions in support of mission-critical applications, from Silver Lake. Other members of the consortium included Digital Bridge Holdings LLC and TIAA Investments.

Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc.

Acted for Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc., a leading mobile Fintech provider of cloud-based remote deposit capture and mobile prepaid card solutions, in its proposed public offering of common stock and related public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Amcor Limited

Acted for Amcor Limited in connection with its acquisition of Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America, with operations in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Colombia.

The Aristotle Corporation

Acted for The Aristotle Corporation in connection with the sale of that company to the private equity firm Wasserstein & Co. The Aristotle Corporation, headquartered in Fort Atkinson, WI, is a leading developer and value-added distributor of specialty products for the education, healthcare training, laboratory testing and agricultural end markets.

Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Acted for Public Sector Pension Investment Board in connection with the acquisition by way of a joint venture with Henley Holding Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, of a 58 million square foot portfolio of core industrial properties held by investment funds owned and managed by Exeter Property Group for US $3.15 billion.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Alliance Corporation, a distributor and manufacturer of products and solutions for North American wireless, broadband, broadcast and wireline networks.

Tippmann US Holdco, Inc. (part of the G.I. Sportz Group)

Acted for G.I. Sportz Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Kee Action Sports, a leading manufacturer and distributor of paintball sporting goods, equipment and apparel, based in New Jersey with distribution facilities located across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership

Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group in its acquisition of Landon Butler & Co. and NewTower Trust Company, the investor relations and capital-raising firm and trustee of the Multi-Employer Property Trust, an open-end commingled real estate equity fund that invests in a diversified portfolio of institutional-quality real estate assets in the United States and has in excess of $6 billion in net asset value as of June 30, 2015.

Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Acted for a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight Therapeutics Inc., in the US$125 million cash sale of its Neglected Tropical Disease Priority Review Voucher, which was granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the approval of Impavidor (miltefosine) for treatment of patients with visceral, mucosal and cutaneous leishmaniasis, to Gilead Sciences, Inc.

True Gold Mining Inc.

Acted for True Gold Mining Inc. in connection with its $51.9-million financing consisting of a $42-million bought deal offering of units by way of short form prospectus and concurrent $9.9-million private placement of units to Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC, True Gold's largest shareholder.

Paladin Labs Inc.

Acted for Paladin Labs Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Endo Health Solutions Inc. in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in connection with its private offering of debt and equity securities for aggregate proceeds of $148 million.

Bulletin

SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2017

Apr. 12, 2018 - Within the first hundred days of taking office, President Trump reiterated his commitment to scaling back existing financial regulations. In February 2017, President Trump signed into law Congress’s repeal of the extractive industry transparency rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

Bulletin

SEC Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure

Apr. 12, 2018 - On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted interpretive guidance to assist domestic reporting companies in their efforts to comply with the pay ratio disclosure required by item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. On...

Bulletin

SEC Adopts Final Rule Shortening Settlement Cycle to T+2

Mar. 28, 2017 - On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule amending Rule 15c6-1(a) under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to shorten the standard settlement cycle from three to two business days (i.e., from T+3 to T+2) for most broker-dealer...

Bulletin

SEC Rulemaking Developments 2016

Feb. 16, 2017 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2016. As part of its Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative launched at the end of 2013, the SEC continued to propose and adopt rules that are intended to improve and modernize the disclosure requirements for reporting...

Bulletin

SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2015

Feb. 22, 2016 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2015. Consistent with the reforms that began in 2012 with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, Congress and the SEC continued their push to improve access to capital across the spectrum of issuers – from...

Bulletin

SEC Adopts CEO Pay Ratio Rule

Aug. 24, 2015 - On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933 to require most SEC-registered U.S. companies to disclose the ratio of the compensation of their chief executive officer (or any...

Bar Admissions

New York, 2013
Israel, 2009

Education

Columbia University, LLM (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), 2012
University of Haifa, LLB (Cum Laude), 2008