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Eric Shube


New York

Shube Eric
Eric Shube


New York

Eric is head of the firm's U.S. M&A practice. He is also a member of the firm's Global Corporate Board. Eric specializes in public and private mergers and acquisitions. He is also experienced in negotiating joint ventures and strategic alliances. Eric has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court.

Eric has been recognized as one of the top M&A lawyers in New York in Chambers USA since 2008: “‘I would go to him with anything,’ say clients of Eric Shube, adding: ‘On the technical front, he is one of the best I have ever worked with, and has a low-key style, which is most effective’.” “Eric Shube provides commercially practicable advice, and [clients] describe him as ‘extraordinarily knowledgeable,’ ‘insightful’ and ‘highly creative.’” “Clients praise his ‘mixture of the legal depth you would expect with a lot of commercial insight.’” “According to sources, he ‘knows his stuff inside and out’ and is credited for his strong technical skills.” In their 2014 edition, The Best Lawyers in America recognized Eric as a leading M&A lawyer in New York. Eric was named Dealmaker of the Week by the American Lawyer in August 2010 for his work advising Novartis on its $52 billion acquisition of NYSE-listed Alcon, Inc.

Eric has worked on many landmark transactions in his 35-year career including IBM’s successful hostile bid for Lotus, Boeing’s merger with McDonnell Douglas and The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC Inc. (the ABC television network).

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Admitted: Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, 2016

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 1985


J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1984

A.B., magna cum laude, Brown University, 1981

Other noteworthy experience


  • Hitachi Ltd. on its $1.4 billion acquisition of JR Automation Technologies, LLC, an automated manufacturing and distribution technology solutions company based in Holland, Michigan.
  • Greif, Inc., the NYSE-listed, Ohio-based global industrial packaging company, in connection with its acquisition of Caraustar Industries, a recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company, from H.I.G. Capital, for approximately $1.8 billion.
  • Ibstock plc, a manufacturer of clay and concrete building products, in connection with the sale of Glen-Gery, its U.S. brick manufacturing business, to Brickworks Limited, an Australian listed company for an enterprise value of $110 million.
  • Deutsche Börse AG in connection with the $100 million purchase of Gain Capital’s GTX ECN business, a platform for institutional trading of foreign exchange.
  • SAP on the $2.4 billion acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Callidus Software Inc., the leader in cloud-based Lead to Money (Quote-to-Cash) solutions.
  • Fresenius Kabi, the global health care company, in connection with its agreement to acquire Akorn, Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, for approximately $4.3 billion.
  • The Carlyle Group on the sale of the Zodiac Pool Group to Rhône Capital.
  • Stratas Foods LLC on its acquisition of Supreme Oil Company, Incorporated.
  • Thai Union Group PCL on its $575 million strategic investment in Red Lobster, the world’s largest seafood restaurant company.
  • AB Mauri North America (a subsidiary of Associated British Foods) on its acquisition of the business and assets of Specialty Blending Co., LLC, a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, Inc.
  • ACH Food Companies, Inc. (a subsidiary of Associated British Foods) in connection with the sale of their spices business to B&G Foods for approximately $365 million in cash.
  • Total SA in connection with the proposed $2.2 billion acquisition of InterOil Corporation by Total and Oil Search Limited.
  • GE on its agreement to acquire Metem Corporation, a leading innovator and high-volume supplier of advanced machining and engineering solutions for turbine engine super-alloy components in the power generation and aerospace industries worldwide.
  • Mubadala GE Capital Ltd (MGEC) on an agreement pursuant to which MidCap Finco Ltd acquired substantially all of the assets of MGEC, totaling $3.6 billion.
  • Coca-Cola Iberian Partners on its approximately $27 billion three-way merger with NYSE-listed Coca-Cola Enterprises and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke, to form Coca-Cola European Partners.
  • Fiskars, the Finnish home and gardens products company, on its $437 million acquisition of china and glass maker Wedgwood, Waterford and Royal Doulton (WWRD) from U.S. private equity firm KPS Capital Partners.
  • IVC Group, a leading European and U.S. sheet vinyl and LVT manufacturer on its $1.2 billion sale to Mohawk Industries, the NYSE-listed global flooring manufacturer.
  • Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited on its $1.51 billion agreement to acquire Bumble Bee Seafoods from private equity firm Lion Capital.
  • GE Capital Aviation Services, the aircraft leasing unit of GE, on the agreement to acquire Milestone Aviation Group, the Dublin-based helicopter lessor, for $1.8 billion.
  • Imperial Tobacco on the $7.1 billion acquisition of the Winston, Salem, Kool and Maverick cigarette brands and the blu e-cigarette brand and related businesses from Reynolds American in connection with $27.4 billion Reynolds-Lorillard merger.
  • Omega Pharma, the Belgium-based manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products, on its $4.5 billion sale to Perrigo, a U.S.-listed, Ireland-incorporated pharmaceutical company.
  • Novartis AG on its $52 billion acquisition of NYSE-listed Alcon, Inc. for a combination of cash and shares. This was the largest acquisition ever undertaken by Novartis and one of the largest transactions of any kind of 2011.
  • Novartis on its sale of its Emeryville, California-based Diagnostics Unit to Grifols, for $1.7 billion.
  • Novartis regarding a collaboration and license agreement with Incyte Corporation for two of Incyte's investigational hematology-oncology therapies. Total project cost was approximately $1.1 billion.
  • Novartis in connection with the entry into an exclusive option agreement with Aires Pharmaceuticals, Inc. under which Novartis was granted an option to acquire Aires following the successful completion of a Phase 2 clinical study of AironiteTM to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  • GE Oil & Gas on its acquisition of the Well Support division of John Wood Group PLC for approximately $2.8 billion.
  • GE on its approximately $3.8 billion sale of its Advanced Materials Division to private equity firm Apollo Management.
  • GE on the sale of GE Security to United Technologies Corporation for $1.82 billion.
  • GE Energy on the creation of a global nuclear power joint venture with Hitachi, resulting in approximately $1.4 billion of net proceeds to GE.
  • GE Capital Corporation (GECC) on its assignment of CLO management contracts held by GECC affiliates to NASDAQ-listed asset manager CIFC in exchange for cash consideration and a minority equity interest in CIFC consisting of common stock and certain warrants.
  • GE Energy on the sale of its global hydro business to Andritz AG.
  • GE Energy on the sale of its Energy Rentals business to Aggreko plc.
  • GE Healthcare on its $1.2 billion acquisition of IDX Systems Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed healthcare IT company.
  • GE on the sale of its 19% interest in Morpho Detection, Inc. to Safran.
  • GE Energy Financial Services on its acquisition of a stake in Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd.
  • GE Aviation on the sale of its interest in Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation to Uni Airways and the formation of a new engine services joint venture in Taiwan.
  • Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) on its $9 billion public takeover offer for Orascom Construction Industries SAE and simultaneous admission to listing and trading on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.
  • The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation on the formation of its joint venture with BNY Mellon, a global financial services group, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and State Street to form Clarient Entity Hub, a new client data and documentation utility.
  • The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation on its acquisition of full ownership of Omgeo, combining Thomson Reuters' 50% stake in the company with DTCC's existing 50% ownership.
  • Boeing in connection with the restructuring of its MATIS Aerospace joint venture.
  • Thomson Corporation on its $17 billion stock-for-stock acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Reuters Group.
  • SAP on its approximately $6.7 billion acquisition of Business Objects, the NASDAQ-listed, California-based public software company.
  • SABMiller on the U.S. aspects of its A$12.3 billion takeover of one of Australia's largest companies, independent brewer Foster's Group, by scheme of arrangement.
  • CSM on the approximate $1.3 billion sale of its international bakery supplies businesses and activities including the CSM brand name to New York-based private equity firm Rhone Capital.
  • SAP on its approximately $650 million U.S. public tender offer for Retek Inc., a NASDAQ-listed software company.
  • Computershare Limited on its $550 million acquisition of the shareowner services business of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.
  • Banco Santander, S.A. and its subsidiary Cantabro Catalana de Inversiones, S.A. in connection with their investment in the business combination between Promotora de Informaciones, S.A., a Spanish sociedad anónima (“PRISA”) and Liberty Acquisition Holdings Corp. The transaction value was €650 million ($860 million).
  • Sotheby's Holdings, Inc. on its $300 million recapitalization to eliminate the company's dual class super-voting share structure and subsequent reincorporation to Delaware.
  • Mechel OAO, a Russian coal and steel company, on the acquisition of Bluestone Coal, a West Virginia based coal company, for approximately $400 million in cash and up to $1.5 billion in preferred stock.
  • The controlling stockholders of GLG Partners, Inc. on the sale of the NYSE-listed hedge fund group to Man Group (LSE) for $1.6 billion.
  • Nomura International plc in connection with the sale by Man Group of 22 million shares of MF Global Ltd. pursuant to a variable forward sale agreement.
  • GlaxoSmithKline on the sale of operations at GSK’s Medicines Research Centre in Verona, Italy.
  • BT Group plc on its approximately $1 billion acquisition of Infonet Services Corporation, a NYSE-listed telecommunications provider.
  • AB Mauri Food, Inc. on the acquisition of Innovative Cereal Systems, LLC.
  • ABF North America Holdings on the sale of the food ingredients business of SPI Polyols, Inc. to Corn Products International, Inc.
  • Gyrus Group on its $500 million acquisition of American Cystoscope Makers, Inc. from U.S. private equity firm Fox, Paine & Company.
  • Andrew Augenblick on the formation of Fine Art Capital LLC with Emigrant Savings Bank.
  • Greif, Inc. on its 50-50 flexible packaging joint venture with National Scientific Company Limited, a subsidiary of Dabbagh Group Holding Co.
    Associated British Foods on its $600 million private placement of Senior Notes.
  • Associated British Foods on its private placement of $400 million dollar-denominated and £80 million sterling-denominated Senior Notes.
  • Associated British Foods on its $100 million private placement of Senior Notes.
  • Mersen on its private placement of $50 million dollar-denominated and €37 million euro-denominated Senior Notes.


Awards & accolades

Ranked Band 4

Corporate/M&A in Chambers USA 2022