Chang-Do is the head of White & Case's Americas Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Practice and a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, a global practice focusing on effective deal execution and optimized efficiency for clients across a variety of large and complex transactions.
Chang-Do represents national and international clients on public and private M&A transactions, helping them realize their strategic and investment-related goals. His experience extends across several industries, including the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), retail, energy, and life sciences sectors. Chang-Do received Lexology's 2020 Client Choice Award for New York M&A. He received his BA and MA in Political Science from Yonsei University; and his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.
Recent matters include the representation of:
- IFM Investors, an Australian institutional funds manager, in its US$10.3 billion acquisition of Buckeye Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master Ltd. partnership which owns and operates a diversified global network of pipeline assets and midstream logistics solutions. The transaction was named "Private Equity Deal of the Year" by M&A Advisor (2020).
- Brookfield Infrastructure in a consortium composed of Brookfield Infrastructure, its institutional partners and GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, on the US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE: GWR), a freight railroad owner and operator based in the United States. This transaction was named "Private Equity Deal of the Year" by IFLR (2020).
- Calpine Corporation in its US$17 billion acquisition by Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, and a consortium of investors including Access Industries and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
- Zimmer Holdings, Inc., a musculoskeletal healthcare company, in its US$14 billion acquisition of Biomet, Inc.; US$3.4 billion unsolicited acquisition of Centerpulse AG and InCentive Capital AG; and US$1.1 billion acquisition of LDR Holding Corporation.
- Omnicare, Inc., a pharmacy services provider, in its US$12.7 billion acquisition by CVS Health
- Sony Corporation of America in its US$4.9 billion acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. with a consortium of acquirers; US$2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing with a consortium of acquirers; acquisition of the 50% interest in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC held by the Estate of Michael Jackson; US$2.3 billion acquisition of the equity interests in DH Publishing, L.P. (the parent entity of EMI Music Publishing) held by a group of investors led by Mubadala Investment Company; and US$400 million investment in Bilibili Inc., a China-based provider of online entertainment services.
- LifePoint Health, Inc., a healthcare company, in its US$5.6 billion merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners.
- CITIC Capital in its US$770 million acquisition of GNC Holdings Inc. through its subsidiary Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding Co., Ltd. pursuant to Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
- Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, in its US$550 million acquisition of a minority stake in Oryx Midstream Services, the largest privately held crude operator in the Permian Basin, from an affiliate of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.
- The special committee of the board of directors of Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. (CBMG), a biopharmaceutical firm engaged in the drug development of immunotherapies for cancer and stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases, in its acquisition by a consortium of investors.