Mr Cieply is a partner in White & Case’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. Adam represents domestic and international buyers and sellers in private and public domestic, cross-border and global mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and private investments in a broad range of industries. Adam also has broad experience advising distressed companies and holders of distressed debt on corporate restructurings, equity raises and distressed M&A transactions, whether in-court or out-of-court.
Prior to joining White & Case, Adam practiced corporate law, focusing on public and private mergers and acquisitions and securities law, at a major Canadian law firm, working in both their Montreal, Canada and London, UK offices.
Adam is listed as a “Rising Star” for M&A in the United States by Euromoney (2020). He is also a recipient of a “40 under 40 Emerging Leaders Award” by The M&A Advisor (2019).
Adam received his BCL/LLB from McGill University.
Recent matters include the representation of:
- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. in connection with the reorganization and recapitalization of the Company through a combination of the issuance of new debt and equity capital in the context of the Company’s Chapter 11 proceedings. The transaction, sponsored by an investor group led by Knighthead Capital Management LLC, Certares Opportunities LLC and Apollo Capital Management, LP raised approximately US$7.216 billion in cash proceeds with an implied total enterprise value of approximately US$6.929 billion. Prior to that he advised Hertz on the US$825 million sale of the vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions businesses operated by its wholly owned subsidiary, Donlen Corp., to an affiliate of Athene Holding Ltd., a leading financial services company, pursuant to Sections 105, 363 and 365 of the Bankruptcy Code.
- Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) a Fortune 500 energy services holding company, in its US$3.37 billion sale of a non-controlling 20 percent interest in its new energy infrastructure business platform, Sempra Infrastructure Partners, to KKR. This transaction values Sempra Infrastructure Partners at approximately US$25.2 billion.
- Brookfield in (i) its 50/50 joint venture with Digital Realty focused on the development, ownership and operation of institutional quality data centers in India, (ii) its 50 percent partnership with Digital Realty Trust in the US$1.8 billion acquisition of Ascenty, a leading data center provider in Brazil, (iii) its C$4.3 billion acquisition of Enercare Inc., one of North America’s largest home and commercial services companies, and (iv) its bid to acquire Inter Pipeline Ltd., a Canadian company publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, for an implied value of CAD$13.5 billion.