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About Tomas Rua

Tomas is a senior associate in New York focusing on public and private M&A , including complex cross-border transactions. Tomas also counsels companies and their boards on corporate governance matters and fiduciary duty considerations.


Recent work

  • Special committee of the board of directors of Astra Space on the pending take-private of the company.
  • Roivant Sciences on its $7.1 billion sale of Telavant to Roche.
  • Committee of independent directors of the board of Qualtrics on the $12.5 billion all-cash sale of the company to a private equity consortium.
  • Board of Directors of Boxed, Inc. on its announced process to explore strategic alternatives.
  • Jungheinrich AG on its $375 million acquisition of Storage Solutions, Inc.
  • Euronav on its proposed $4.2 billion business combination with Frontline.
  • Stanley Black & Decker on the $3.2 billion divestiture of its electronic security and healthcare solutions businesses to Securitas AB.
  • Ericsson on its $6.2 billion acquisition of Vonage.
  • Belden on the sale of its industrial cable business in Brazil to Yangtze Optical FC.
  • PepsiCo on its acquisition of a private company in the food and beverage industry.
  • Stagwell Inc. on various corporate governance matters and related transactions.
  • Stagwell Media on its combination with MDC Partners, pursuant to which Stagwell acquired a 69% interest in MDC through an “Up-C” transaction structure.
  • Ecology and Environment on its acquisition by WSP Global.
  • Henkel on its acquisition of DevaCurl.
  • International Flavors & Fragrances on its $7.1 billion acquisition of Frutarom.
  • Warburg Pincus on its acquisition of Gabriel Brothers.
  • Overseas Shipholding Group on the separation and spin-off of its international business, International Seaways.
  • International Seaways on the $434 million acquisition of the holding companies for six 300,000 DWT VLCC vessels from Euronav.
  • Stanley Ventures on multiple equity investments in companies developing disruptive technologies, including Humavox and ConnectMyEV.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. as financial advisor on multiple M&A transactions.
  • The financial advisor to a special committee of the Board of Directors of Alicorp S.A.A. in connection with Alicorp’s $292M acquisition of Industrias de Aceite S.A. and related assets.
  • The financial advisors to Grupo Financiero Banorte, in connection with Banorte’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Grupo Financiero Interacciones.
  • BNP Paribas on various 144A and Regulation S debt offerings.
  • Harland Clarke on the financing of its acquisition of Maxpoint Interactive. 
  • A major Silicon Valley technology company in multiple private acquisitions.



Yale Law School

  • J.D., 2016; President, Yale Law & Business Society

Yale School of Management

  • M.B.A., 2016

Yale University

  • B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2010