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Benjamin Sibbett

Benjamin Sibbett


Benjamin Sibbett

Benjamin Sibbett's work encompasses a broad range of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.

Ben has been independently recognized in IFLR1000, The Legal 500 US (Corporate/M&A), The Legal 500 Latin America (Corporate/M&A) and as a recognized practitioner in Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A) with sources saying he is “smart, responsive and practical”, "takes the time to listen to the issues of the transaction, helps explore the issues both legally and from the business perspective given his wealth of experience in transactions"  and has a strong record in healthcare, media and information services deals.

Global M&A Toolkit

Bringing clarity to complex cross-border M&A, providing in-depth analysis of the M&A trends across the globe

  • Symrise AG on its $900 million acquisition of American Dehydrated Foods / International Dehydrated Foods. We also advised Symrise on the sale of its chicken-based food ingredients business to Kerry
  • TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), in connection with its joint venture with FlightSafety International
  • Europcar Mobility Group on its acquisition of Fox Rent A Car, one of the largest independent players in the U.S. car rental market
  • Exact Group B.V. on the sale of its US-based division, Specialized Solutions, to funds advised by Apax Partners
  • Gemalto in its $850 million acquisition of 3M's identity management business
  • KUKA in its $5 billion takeover by China's Midea Group
  • Geodis in its acquisition of Ozburn-Hessey Logistics from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • S&P Global in its disposition of Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations and Credit Market Analysis to Intercontintental Exchange; its global reorganization in connection with the $2.5 billion sale of its education business to Apollo and numerous other matters across multiple jurisdictions
  • Hearst in connection with several acquisitions, including Lagardere's International press and magazine business, the Connecticut print and digital assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC, CAMP Systems International, KUBRA Data Transfer, Awesomeness TV, Milliman, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK and Hearst-Argyle Television
  • Audi, BMW and Daimler in connection with their joint acquisition of HERE, a digital mapping business, from Nokia
  • AMC Networks in its $1 billion acquisition of Chellomedia from Liberty Global and in numerous other matters across multiple jurisdictions
  • Informa in its $1.56 billion acquisition of Penton Business Media from MidOcean and Wasserstein, the $180 million sale of its worldwide corporate training businesses to Providence Equity Partners, its acquisition of the exhibition business of Hanley Wood and its acquisition of Yachting Promotions Inc. from Active Interest Media
  • Summit Health in its sale to Quest Diagnostics
  • Pfizer in numerous transactions, including its disposition of Hospira Boulder, its acquisition of B-Total from Johnson & Johnson, its EU-mandated disposition of certain assets to Hikma Pharmaceuticals, its disposition of bulk insulin and related manufacturing facilities to MannKind Corporation, its disposition of certain consumer healthcare manufacturing assets to Fareva, its disposition of certain consumer healthcare manufacturing assets to UPM Pharmaceuticals, its disposition of certain API manufacturing assets to ICIG, the $1 billion disposition of its global infusion systems business to ICU Medical and various multi-jurisdictional restructurings

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Contact details

Career and qualifications

  • Brigham Young University (BA) 1996
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1999
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2000
  • Partner since 2008

Professional bodies

  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the International Bar Association

Awards and citations

  • "..takes the time to listen to the issues of the transaction, helps explore the issues both legally and from the business perspective given his wealth of experience in transactions and has a special gift in explaining to the counterparty the complicated legal issues their own counsel often cannot articulate effectively."
    Legal 500 USA 2019: United States: M&A/Corporate and Commercial
  • Highly Regarded – New York
    IFLR1000 US 2019: M&A
  • Recognized practitioner
    Chambers USA 2019, Corporate/M&A
  • Highly regarded
    IFLR 1000 2019
  • Recognized practitioner
    Chambers USA 2018, Corporate/M&A