Jonathan C. Babb

JONATHAN C. BABB is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office and a member of the Corporate group. His principal areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, venture capital/private equity investments, corporate finance and corporate governance.

Recently, Mr. Babb has represented:

Monsanto Company in the formation of its strategic BioAg Alliance with Novozymes
GE Healthcare in its acquisition of API Healthcare
Viterra Inc. in the sale of its Dakota Growers Pasta Company business
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation in its $1.025 billion acquisition of Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging
West Corporation in its 2013 initial public offering of common stock
Starwood Property Trust, Inc. and Starwood Capital Group in their $1.05 billion acquisition of LNR Property LLC
Smith & Nephew plc in connection with its $782 million acquisition of substantially all the assets of Healthpoint Biotherapeutics
GE Healthcare in connection with the formation of its Caradigm joint venture with Microsoft Corporation
Commercial Metals Company in its successful defense against a $1.7 billion hostile tender offer and proxy contest launched by Carl C. Icahn
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation in its $330 million acquisition of U.S. Corrugated, Inc.
Medline Industries, Inc. in its $130 million acquisition of the international surgical products business of CareFusion Corporation
Sara Lee Corporation in the sale of its Fresh Bakery business to Grupo Bimbo SAB for approximately $675 million
General Electric Company in its $3 billion acquisition of Dresser Inc.
GE Healthcare in connection with the formation of its Care Innovations joint venture with Intel Corporation
Viterra Inc. in its acquisition of Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. for approximately $240 million and its acquisition of 21st Century Grain Processing for approximately $90.5 million
Kimberly-Clark Corporation in its acquisition of I-Flow Corporation for approximately $324 million
GE Healthcare in the formation of its Omnyx joint venture with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to develop digital pathology technology
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. in connection with an unsolicited tender offer and subsequent negotiated $3.4 billion acquisition by Roche Holding Ltd
GE Healthcare in its proposed acquisition of the global diagnostics and point-of-care businesses of Abbott Laboratories for $8.13 billion (terminated)
Svoboda Capital Partners in its investment in The Glover Park Group, Inc.
The Chicago Stock Exchange in its sale of preferred stock to a consortium of strategic investors
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in its sale of its real estate investment trust and ITT Corporation subsidiaries, including 33 hotels in seven countries, to Host Hotels & Resorts for approximately $4.0 billion
Kimberly-Clark Corporation in its spin-off of Neenah Paper, Inc.

Mr. Babb also regularly advises companies with respect to corporate and federal securities law issues, including corporate governance and disclosure matters.

Mr. Babb is recommended in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings in the Legal 500 US 2014 and his representation of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation on its acquisition of Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging also received mention in the publication, in the area of Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn).

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation, 2) Emerging Companies and Venture Capital and 3) Mergers and Acquisitions
Law School Harvard Law School, J.D., 2004
Admitted Year 1993
Education University of Illinois, B.S., 1999
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sidley Austin LLP
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