Shane J. Safer

Associate - New York

Shane Safer

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Shane Safer is an associate in Foley Hoag’s Business Department. His practice focuses on advising public and private companies on a wide range of corporate matters, including formation, financing, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and strategic alliances, and general corporate governance matters. 

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  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2018
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 2015



Representative Experience

  • Represented global biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) in its $1.85 billion acquisition of PeproTech, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of recombinant proteins. 
  • Represented Endicott Capital in connection with the purchase with New Mountain Capital of 3E, a market-leading EHS data and software solutions provider, from Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK)
  • Represented a special purpose acquisition company in connection with its $9 billion business combination with a leading specialized payments platform and the subsequent listing of the combined company on the New York Stock Exchange.*
  • Represented a leading global alternative asset manager in its approximately $4.8 billion acquisition of a majority stake in another global investment manager.*
  • Represented a global biopharmaceutical company in its $3.7 billion acquisition of a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for immune-mediated diseases.*
  • Represented a family-owned convenience store chain in its $645 million sale to a leading retailer of gasoline and convenience merchandise.*
  • Represented a health insurance technology company in its $625 million take-private by a leading private equity investment firm.*
  • Represented a leading specialty foundry and chip-production company in the sale of a semiconductor fabrication plant.*
  • Represented a conglomerate holding company in its investment in a fintech company providing payment solutions for the sports betting and casino gaming market, as part of a $100 million funding round.*
  • Represented a leading retailer of diamond jewelry in its acquisition of an e-commerce retailer and supply chain platform.*
  • Represented a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces in its acquisition of a provider of online rental solutions.*
  • Represented a global provider of battery and energy storage systems in its sale of substantially all of its Americas operations to a private equity investment firm, in connection with its chapter 11 proceedings.*

* Denotes representations handled by Mr. Safer prior to joining Foley Hoag LLP. 

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