Morton Pierce is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. Mr. Pierce has more than 30 years of M&A experience and has participated in numerous merger and acquisition matters and related financings. He has represented acquirers, targets, investment bankers and investors in numerous acquisitions, including the pending acquisition of Biomet, Inc. by Zimmer Holdings, Inc., the acquisition of EMI Music Publishing by Sony, the acquisition of CNET by CBS, the acquisition of Pixar by The Walt Disney Company, the acquisition of The MONY Group by AXA Financial, the Omnicare acquisition of NCS Healthcare, the Fortis acquisition of American Bankers, the Starwood acquisition of ITT, The Walt Disney Company acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC, the Wells Fargo acquisition of First Interstate Bank and the HCA acquisition of Healthtrust.
Mr. Pierce also has extensive experience in cross-border merger and acquisition transactions. These include the acquisition of GTECH by Lottomatica, the Zimmer Holdings acquisition of Centerpulse AG, the Burns, Philp acquisition of Goodman Fielder, the Guinness/GrandMet merger, the Luxottica Group S.p.A. acquisition of The United States Shoe Corporation, the Eridania Béghin-Say S.A. acquisition of American Maize-Products Company and the Cable & Wireless acquisition of NYNEX CableComms.
- Board Member, GAR Foundation (2002-Present)
- Board of Advisors, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania (2006-Present)
- Board Member, The Legal Aid Society (2003-2006)
- Board Member, UJA Lawyers Division (2005-2008)