Coffey, a partner in the firm’s corporate department and a member of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions group, is an honoree in The Deal’s 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking list in the M&A category.
The Deal, an award-winning financial news organization, is proud to announce that Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s Rachael Coffey has been named to its 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking list.
A partner in the firm’s corporate department and a member of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions group, Coffey focuses on advising public and private companies as well as private equity clients on a broad range of M&A transactions, activist defense and other significant corporate matters. She is an honoree in The Deal’s 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking list in the M&A category.
Coffey was lead adviser to Alexion Pharmaceuticals in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Portola Pharmaceuticals and is co-lead adviser to Kraft Heinz in the $3.2 billion sale of its cheese businesses to French dairy giant Groupe Lactalis. She recently advised Ingersoll Rand in the Reverse Morris Trust spinoff and merger of its industrial business with Gardner Denver and Jack Entertainment in its $843.3 million asset sale to Vici Properties, among other notable transactions.
Coffey frequently represents boards and special committees in contested situations and represented the board of Barnes & Noble in the activist campaign by Sandell Asset Management and in the bookstore chain’s $683 million sale to Elliott Advisors. The Deal profiled Rachael as a 2020 M&A Rising Star.
Founded in 1875, Paul Weiss today has more than 1,000 lawyers in offices in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Canada. The firm is widely recognized as a top performer in public M&A, private equity, litigation, white-collar and regulatory defense, and restructuring.
To be eligible for the Top Women in Dealmaking list, lawyers must be partners based in the U.S. The Deal recognized women in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring and bankruptcy, and activism as well as adjacent industries such as lending and capital markets.
The Deal is an award-winning financial news organization founded in 1999 by legendary dealmaker Bruce Wasserstein. Since its founding, The Deal has been providing up-to-the-minute news, analysis and perspective to dealmakers across the globe through its network of events, subscription products and power rankings.
For more information about Coffey and other honorees in The Deal’s Top Women in Dealmaking list check out the latest Dealmaker Quarterly: