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Amar Budarapu

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Amar Budarapu currently serves as a member of the North American Management Committee. He recently served as the chairman of the US M&A and Capital Markets practice. He also recently served as the chairman of the Firm's Global Capital Markets practice for over a decade. Amar mainly practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and corporate governance.

Practice Focus

Amar routinely advises public companies and investment bankers in M&A and capital markets transactions. He has broad experience in domestic and cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions, particularly in the coordination of complex multi-jurisdictional transactions. He has also represented issuers and underwriters in connection with registered and private equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representation of a public company in its sale (USD 2 billion) and simultaneous spinoff of a subsidiary to public shareholders (USD600 million).
  • Representation of a company in the acquisition of a public company (USD 5 billion).
  • Representation of a company in the acquisition of a public company (USD 1 billion).
  • Representation of an underwriter in a Rule 144A/Regulation S global offering of common stock (USD 500 million).
  • Representation of a public company in the defense of a hostile takeover.
  • Representation of a public company in the sale of the company (USD 2.8 billion).
  • Representation of an underwriter in the public offering of common stock (USD 350 million).
  • Representation of an investment banker in the sale of a public company (USD 275 million).
  • Representation of an issuer in a universal shelf and subsequent convertible notes offering (USD 1.1 billion).
  • Representation of a public company in the sale of the company (USD 400 million).

Professional Honors

  • Acritas Star, Acritas Sharplegal 2018

Admissions

  • Texas~United States (1991)

Education

  • University of Minnesota (J.D. magna cum laude) (1991)
  • Lawrence University (B.S. Chemistry) (1987)

Languages

  • English
  • Telugu

Previous Offices

  • Houston
  • New York