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About Abigail Hathaway

Abigail advises public and private companies on domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, investments, divestures, carve-outs and joint ventures. She also advises clients on shareholder activism defense, corporate governance, federal securities law and other general corporate matters.

Recent work

  • Johnson & Johnson on its $13.1 billion acquisition of Shockwave Medical.
  • Novartis on its €2.7 billion pending acquisition of MorphoSys.
  • AstraZeneca on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Gracell Biotechnologies.
  • WestRock Company on its $20 billion combination with Smurfit Kappa Group, creating Smurfit WestRock.
  • Carrier Global Corporation on its €12 billion acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions.
  • General Atlantic on the $4 billion sale of its publicly traded portfolio company, EngageSmart, to Vista Equity Partners.
  • on its now terminated $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot.
  • John Wood Group on the $1.9 billion sale of its Built Environment consulting business to WSP Global.
  • Albireo Pharma on its:
    • sale to Ipsen for $952 million plus one contingent value right per share.
    • royalty monetization agreement with Sagard Healthcare Partners.
  • Aetna on its $77 billion acquisition by CVS Health.
  • Freeport-McMoRan on the sale of a portion of its cobalt business to Umicore.
  • Novo Nordisk on its:
    • $1.8 billion acquisition of Emisphere Technologies and related Eligen SNAC royalty stream obligations owed to MHR Fund Management.
    • acquisition of the U.S. and Canadian rights to Macrilen (macimorelin) from Strongbridge Biopharma.
  • Warburg Pincus, as a selling shareholder in connection with Energy Transfer’s $5.1 billion acquisition of SemGroup.
  • ORIX Corporation on its acquisition of Boston Capital’s low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) fund portfolio by ORIX portfolio company, Boston Financial.
  • General Electric on the $11.1 billion merger of GE Transportation and Wabtec.
  • Ad hoc group of FTS International bondholders, in connection with the Chapter 11 restructuring of FTS International.
  • Lightyear Capital on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Lighthouse Technologies.
  • S&P Global on its $550 million acquisition of Kensho Technologies.



Columbia Law School

  • J.D., 2017
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

University of Pennsylvania

  • B.A., 2012
  • Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

Admitted in New York.