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Paul Tiger

Partner, Head of US Transactions

Corporate and M&A

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About Paul Tiger

Paul advises on complex public and private M&A transactions and private equity investments. 

Paul has deep experience with de-SPAC acquisitions and PIPE financings.

He also counsels companies and their boards on stockholder activism, corporate governance, and fiduciary duty considerations.  He has been recognized as a rising star for M&A by Law360, for M&A and activism by Legal 500, and for M&A by the IFLR1000.

Recent work

Select public company M&A and related experience:

  • Stanley Black & Decker as a stockholder of Evolv Technology on Evolv's pending $1.25 billion business combination with SPAC NewHold Investment Corp.
  • Li-Cycle on its pending $1.67 billion business combination with SPAC Peridot Acquisition Corp., including a concurrent $315 million PIPE.
  • Stagwell Media on its announced combination with MDC Partners (Nasdaq: MDCA), pursuant to which Stagwell will acquire a 79% interest in MDC through an “Up-C” transaction structure.
  • Volkswagen as the largest stockholder of QuantumScape Corporation on QuantumScape’s $3.3 billion business combination with SPAC Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp.
  • Special Committee of Independent Directors of Emerald Holding on a $400 million convertible preferred stock PIPE led by Onex Corporation.
  • National Amusements (the Redstone family holding company) on its investments in CBS and Viacom, including the $30.5 billion merger to create ViacomCBS.
  • Family Dollar Stores on its $9.3 billion acquisition by Dollar Tree for cash and stock and rejection of a hostile tender offer by Dollar General.
  • Alpha Natural Resources on its $8.5 billion acquisition of Massey Energy Company.
  • Dun & Bradstreet on its $6.9 billion sale of the company.
  • Kindred Healthcare on its $4.1 billion sale of the company to a consortium led by TPG Capital, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, and Humana.
  • Tiffany & Co. on its entry into settlement agreements with JANA Partners and Francesco Trapani.
  • Cushman & Wakefield on Vanke’s subscription for 4.9% of the outstanding shares in Cushman, and on its $831 million IPO.
  • BlueMountain Capital on its proxy contest at PG&E.
  • TPG Specialty Lending (a TPG affiliate) on its proxy contests at TICC Capital.
  • Scientific Games on its $1.5 billion acquisition of NYSE-listed WMS Industries.
  • Manitou BF S.A. on its tender offer and follow-on second-step merger to acquire Gehl Company.
  • Cascade Investment, LLC (the personal investment vehicle of Bill Gates) on various matters, including its buyout of Four Seasons Hotels (together with Kingdom Hotels International and Isadore Sharp).

Select strategic transactions:

  • Royal Caribbean Group on the all-cash carve-out of its Azamara cruise line to Sycamore Partners, including its three-ship fleet and associated intellectual property.
  • Volkswagen on its $200 million Series F investment in QuantumScape and in related joint venture arrangements with QuantumScape to enable industrial-level production of solid-state batteries.
  • Stanley Black & Decker on various acquisitions, divestitures and investments, including its recent divestiture of portions of its electronic security business to Securitas AB, its $690 million purchase of the IES Attachments business, its $725 million divestiture of its mechanical security businesses to dormakaba, its $1.4 billion divestiture of its hardware and home improvement business to Spectrum Brands, and its purchase of CRC-Evans International, Inc.
  • Google on its $2.9 billion divestiture of the Motorola Mobility business to Lenovo.
  • OCI N.V. on its proposed $8 billion combination with CF Industries and in a $630 million joint venture with Consolidated Energy Limited regarding a greenfield methanol project in Beaumont, Texas.
  • International Seaways on its $434 million acquisition of six “VLCC” vessels from Euronav NV in connection with Euronav’s acquisition of Gener8 Maritime, Inc.
  • Roquette Frères S.A. on its acquisition of the Sethness Products Company.

Select private equity deals:

  • A consortium led by TPG, PAG Asia Capital, and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on its acquisition of Cushman & Wakefield and in the consortium’s prior acquisitions of Cassidy Turley and DTZ.
  • TPG on various matters, including its purchase and subsequent $2 billion sale of Envision Pharmaceutical Services to Rite Aid Corporation.
  • TPG Sixth Street Partners (n/k/a Sixth Street Partners) on various private transactions.
  • The Raine Group on its investment in Vice Group Holding, the parent company of Vice Media.

Other select experience:

  • Barclays Capital on its acquisition of Lehman Brothers’ North American investment banking and capital markets businesses, as well as its Manhattan headquarters and certain other real estate.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. on its role as financial advisor on various public and private transactions.
  • Codelco on its purchase of a 29.5% stake in Anglo American Sur.



Stanford Law School

  • J.D. with distinction; Order of the Coif 2004

University of Oregon

  • B.A. summa cum laude 1999

Bar admissions

  • New York
  • Oregon