Recent transactions that Poonam has been involved with include:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • London Stock Exchange Group on its USD$325 million acquisition of TORA, a leading cloud-based technology provider which supports customers trading multiple asset classes across global markets
  • ERIKS NV sale of its North American operations (ERIKS North America, Rawson-Industrial Controls, ERIKS Seals and Plastics and CNC Flow Control) to LKCM Headwater Investments
  • Sodexo with its acquisition of Frontline Food Services (d/b/a Accent Food Services), a leading provider of breakroom and refreshment solutions
  • Health and Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Limited in its acquisition of Zesty Paws, LLC for US$610 million
  • Riveter Capital on its acquisition of Healthy Lunch Box, Inc., a food service provider of high-quality, nutritious meals to children and adults
  • Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.'s proposed acquisition of the European and Chinese operations of IVA, from its parent company Superior Essex
  • Deere & Company's joint venture with Hagie Manufacturing, a manufacturer of high-clearance sprayers. In connection with the joint venture, Deere & Company acquired a majority ownership in Hagie Manufacturing
  • Deere & Company's sale of its crop insurance business to Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
  • Communica Global, LLC in its acquisition of Alpha PM Consulting, Inc.
  • Deere & Company's divestment of its global water irrigation business to FIMI Irrigation Ltd. (involving 18 countries worldwide)
  • Musco Lighting LLC's joint venture with Ferrostaal Industrial Projects (Musco Ferrostaal GmbH) to design, supply and install lighting systems for industrial plants and sports grounds in continental Europe
  • Fortune 50 company's strategic investment in a Hong Kong company
  • GoDaddy's expansion of its international domain name registration operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America
  • Polaris Industries Inc.'s joint venture with Eicher Motors Limited to develop and market new products in India and other emerging markets
  • Graco Inc.'s US$650 million acquisition of the global finishing business of Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • H.B. Fuller Company's US$395 million acquisition of Forbo Group's global industrial adhesives business
  • H.B. Fuller Company's US$120 million sale of its Central America paints business to Compania Global de Pinturas S.A., a company of Grupo Mundial
  • Polaris Industries Inc.'s acquisition of Groupil Industrie SA, a France-based manufacturer of on-road, commercial electric vehicles
  • Creation of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture (involving 35 jurisdictions securities compliance analysis)
  • US$30 million sale of a service contract business
  • Proposed sale of a controlling stake in a global cable business
  • Proposed US$1 billion cross-investment and joint venture between financial institutions
  • Negotiation of global supply arrangement for aircraft equipment manufacturer

Global Corporate Restructuring Transactions

Poonam has also advised large multinational companies with the following corporate restructurings and integration projects:

  • Ecolab Inc. in its separation of the global upstream energy business (involving 68 countries);
  • Bunge and Loders Croklaan USA, LLC in the global integration following the cross-border joint ventures
  • Ecolab Inc.'s pre-acquisition financing and post-acquisition integration for acquisition of Laboratories Anios for US$800 million
  • Ecolab Inc.'s global IP migration to align the IP ownership for Europe and Asia
  • Ecolab Inc.'s reorganization of Mexico holding company structure and debt alignment which involved subsidiaries in Algeria, Austria, Ireland, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands and the US
  • Ecolab Inc.'s implementation of alternative financing structure for the Ecolab worldwide group through Irish subsidiaries
  • Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.'s rationalization of domestic legal entity structure by segregating manufacturing operations from sales, distribution, R&D, procurement and management functions
  • Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.'s creation and integration of headquarters for operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa and centralization of European management structure
  • The Toro Company's pre-acquisition financing structure for its acquisition of Regnerbau Calw GmbH, and multiple cash repatriation transactions
  • The Toro Company's global reorganization for legal entity rationalization and to implement debt leverage and financing activities
  • Ecolab, Inc.'s pre-acquisition reorganization to implement financing structure for acquisition of controlling interest in Jianghai Environmental Protection Co. Ltd., an industrial water treatment company in China
  • Ecolab, Inc. and Champion Technologies Inc.'s post-acquisition integration of operations in North America, Latin America and Europe (involving 30 countries worldwide)
  • Ecolab, Inc. and Nalco Holding Company's post-acquisition integration of operations (involving 99 countries worldwide)
  • H.B. Fuller Company in its post-acquisition integration of the Forbo Group's global industrial adhesives business
  • Pentair plc's global integration and reorganization of its valves and control business acquired from Tyco International in the US, Australia and the Unite Kingdom
  • Veon Ltd's centralization of transactional support functions and the implementation of standard intercompany services agreement in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan