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Oliver C Brahmst

Oliver C Brahmst

White & Case LLP1221 Avenue of the AmericasNew YorkNew YorkUSA10020-1095

Global Leader

M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Oliver Brahmst has “a lot of deal experience” and is distinguished for his “strong business-orientation” and “great ability to stay calm”.


Oliver Brahmst is a senior M&A partner and White & Case's global co-head of private equity. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, including joint ventures and equity co-investments.

Oliver has built up a significant track record in the resolution of complex cross-border transactions, having worked on some of the most innovative and exciting deals of the past ten years.

Often working across multiple jurisdictions, Oliver has spearheaded the firm's M&A practice across the Americas, advising on high-profile transactions and taking a major role in such landmark deals such as the representation of a consortium composed of Brookfield Infrastructure, and its institutional partners and GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, in the US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR), a freight railroad owner and operator based in the USA. The deal was named “Private Equity Deal of the Year” by IFLR (2020). He also recently advised HgCapital in its investment in Intelerad Medical Systems; CVC Capital Partners in the acquisition of Vitech Systems Group; Qatar Investment Authority on its participation as financial co-investor in the acquisition by a Tencent-led consortium of 10 per cent of the share capital of Universal Music Group from Vivendi; Investcorp in its acquisition of Multivision; and Antin Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition for US$1.25 billion from Veolia Environment of its district energy assets in the USA.

Oliver received his LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1994, his LLB from the University of Ottawa in 1988 and his BA from the University of Toronto in 1985.

As a mark of the esteem in which he is held in the financial and legal community, Oliver is named as a leading individual for M&A and private equity in Euromoney (2020),Chambers USA (2020), Chambers Global (2020), The Legal 500: US (2020), WWL(2020), and Best Lawyers (2020).
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