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About Sanjay Murti

Sanjay’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism defense, corporate governance and general corporate matters spanning many industries. He has worked on numerous M&A transactions, including high-profile sales and acquisitions of publicly traded companies, acquisitions and sales of private companies, carve-out divestitures and spin-offs, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships.

Sanjay has worked on some of the biggest and most transformative M&A transactions of our time, both purely US as well as cross-border. His clients have included ADT, Brookfield, Canadian National Railway, Centrica, City Brewing, Conduent, Crown Castle, DiaSorin, Evergy, Ferroglobe, IBM, J.D. Power, Johnson & Johnson, Martin Marietta, Nestlé, Oshkosh, Qualcomm, OUTFRONT Media, Scientific Games, Stanley Black & Decker, Swvl and Vista Outdoor.

Recent work

  • The Special Committee of PowerSchool Holdings, Inc. on its pending sale to Bain Capital in a transaction valuing the company at $5.6 billion.
  • Johnson & Johnson on numerous transactions, including its $13.1 billion pending acquisition of Shockwave Medical, Inc., the separation of Kenvue, its $30 billion acquisition of Actelion, its $16.6 billion acquisition of Abiomed, the $2.1 billion sale of LifeScan to Platinum Equity, the $1.045 billion sale of its Codman Neurosurgery business to Integra LifeSciences and Janssen’s $750 million acquisition of bermekimab from XBiotech.
  • Viacom’s transaction committee on the $30 billion merger with CBS.
  • Canadian National Railway on its proposed $33.6 billion combination with Kansas City Southern.
  • Scientific Games in the $6.05 billion sale of SG Lottery to Brookfield.
  • Centrica in its $3.625 billion divestiture of Direct Energy to NRG Energy.
  • Consolidated Communications’ special committee on its the pending $3.1 billion acquisition by Searchlight and BCI.
  • DiaSorin on its $1.8 billion acquisition of Luminex.
  • Martin Marietta on its $1.625 billion acquisition of Bluegrass Materials.
  • ADT on the $1.6 billion sale of its commercial business to GTCR and its $1.2 billion equity investment from State Farm.
  • Crown Castle on the $1.6 billion sale of CCAL to a consortium led by Macquarie.
  • Stanley Black & Decker on its $1.6 billion acquisition of the remaining stake in MTD.
  • Swvl on its $1.5 billion SPAC combination with Queen’s Gambit, including a $111.5 million PIPE investment and a $471.7 million equity financing facility, its proposed $100 million acquisition of Zeelo and its acquisitions of Urbvan, Volt Lines, door2door, Viapool and Shotl.
  • Oshkosh on its $800 million acquisition of the AeroTech business from JBT.
  • OUTFRONT Media on the pending C$410 million divestiture of its Canadian business to Bell Media.
  • ZimVie on the pending $375 million sale of its spine business to H.I.G. Capital.
  • AG Mortgage Investment Trust on its definitive merger agreement with Western Asset Mortgage Capital.
  • Artel on its acquisition by Advanced Instruments.
  • Brookfield on its strategic partnership with American Equity.
  • City Brewing on an equity investment, as a result of which a consortium of investors acquired 100% ownership of the company, and on its acquisition of the Irwindale brewery operations from Pabst Brewing.
  • Conduent on the sale of its U.S.‑based human resource consulting and actuarial business to H.I.G. Capital and the sale of its commercial vehicle operations business to Alinda Capital Partners.
  • Evergy on its agreement with Elliott Management.
  • IBM on its acquisition of StepZen.
  • J.D. Power on its sale to Thoma Bravo.
  • Qualcomm on the commercial terms of its settlement of global litigation with Apple, including a global six‑year patent license agreement and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.
  • Taro on its acquisition of Alchemee, formerly The Proactiv Company, from Galderma.
  • Vista Outdoor on its acquisition of Camp Chef.



  • Has been named to the Lawdragon500 X – The Next Generation list


  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
    • James Kent Scholar
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Georgetown University, B.S., magna cum laude