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About Steven Li

Steven focuses his practice on advising public and private companies in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, negotiated and unsolicited transactions, carve-out transactions, minority investments, business combinations involving SPACs and spin-offs. Steven also counsels clients on activism defense, governance, securities, finance and other general corporate matters.

Recent work

  • An international defence and aerospace company on its $5.5 billion acquisition of Ball Aerospace from Ball Corporation.
  • Accenture on its acquisition of Anser Advisory, an advisory and management company for infrastructure projects.
  • JBT Corporation on its $800 million sale of the AeroTech business to Oshkosh Corporation.
  • Eli Lilly on its divestiture of BAQSIMI to Amphastar Pharmaceuticals for up to $1.075 billion.
  • Sylvamo on its cooperation agreement with Atlas Holdings, its largest shareholder.
  • Allwyn AG, Europe’s leading lottery operator, on its acquisition of Camelot Lottery Solutions from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board.
  • Archaea Energy Inc., an industry-leading renewable natural gas company, on its $4.1 billion sale to bp p.l.c.
  • Honeywell International on its $1.3 billion buyout agreement with the North American Refractories Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb on its $4.1 billion acquisition of Turning Point Therapeutics.
  • Carvana Co. on its $2.2 billion acquisition of ADESA’s U.S. physical auction business from KAR Global.
  • Allwyn AG on its $9.3 billion combination agreement with Cohn Robbins Holdings Corp.
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Verso Corporation in response to an unsolicited takeover bid and subsequent $825 million sale to BillerudKorsnäs.
  • Perella Weinberg Partners as financial advisor to Baxter in connection with Baxter’s $12.4 billion acquisition of Hillrom.
  • Evergy, Inc. on its settlement agreement with Bluescape and Elliott and $115 million private placement of common stock and warrants to Bluescape.
  • Lindsay Goldberg on its acquisition of a majority stake of Pike Corporation.
  • Brookfield Renewable on its $1.5 billion acquisition of TerraForm Power, Inc., with consideration consisting of, in part, exchangeable shares of a newly formed spinco.
  • Barrick Gold Corporation on its $18 billion unsolicited proposal to acquire Newmont Mining Corporation.
  • Altra Industrial Motion on its offering of Spinco notes in connection with its $3 billion Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Fortive’s Automation & Specialty platform.
  • Ashland on its $1.2 billion credit facilities obtained for its acquisition of Pharmachem Laboratories.
  • Valvoline on its $1.3 billion secured credit facilities obtained for its IPO and spin-off from Ashland.
  • White Mountains on its $2 billion sale of Sirius International Insurance Group to China Minsheng Investment Corp.
  • Graham Holdings on its $2.3 billion spin-off of Cable ONE.
  • Sapient Corp on its $3.7 billion acquisition by Publicis Groupe.



  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude.
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Applied Mathematics and Statistics & Economics, with honors.

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