Tobias L. Knapp

Partner

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Tobias Knapp is a skilled transactional lawyer and Head of O’Melveny’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practice for the United States. He advises on domestic and cross-border transactions and has extensive experience in corporate governance and general securities and corporate law.

Tobias has counseled management teams and boards of directors of public companies in connection with public and private M&A, corporate governance matters, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. He regularly advises private equity and asset management clients on a variety of transactions, including portfolio company acquisitions, growth equity investments, private equity fund and direct investments, and the formation of private investment funds. Described by clients in Chambers USA as “a very smart, flexible thinker,” he provides clients with responsive service and develops creative and pragmatic solutions for their most important matters.

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Languages

  • Russian

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a "Notable Practitioner" in Capital Markets and M&A by IFLR1000 (2019 & 2020)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • Boston University, J.D., 1997: cum laude; Editor, Boston University Law Review 
  • Tufts University – Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A.L.D.,1997 
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1991: cum laude
  • Representation of TTM Technologies, Inc. in its $775 million acquisition of Anaren, Inc. from Veritas Capital.
  • Representation of Honeywell International, Inc. in its acquisition of Aviaso AG, an international aviation software company.
  • Representation of General Motors Company in private equity investment transactions on behalf of General Motors Asset Management Corporation and related entities.
  • Representation of a leading publicly traded healthcare and diagnostics company in joint venture and acquisition transactions.
  • Representation of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with capital raising and other strategic transactions.
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