Chang-Do Gong is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at White & Case, based in the New York office.
Chang-Do advises clients on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions. He has represented numerous national and international clients, guiding them through significant transactions and helping them realize their strategic and investment-related goals.
Chang-Do has represented acquirors, targets, boards of directors, special committees and investment banks across a variety of transactions, including negotiated and unsolicited transactions, as well as public and private transactions. He focuses on both macro and micro aspects of the transaction process across complex domestic and cross-border deals.
Chang-Do has experience in several high-profile transactions, including The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and MedImmune, Inc.'s sale to AstraZeneca PLC, as well as several unsolicited acquisitions such as Zimmer Holdings, Inc.'s acquisition of Centerpulse AG and Omnicare, Inc.'s acquisitions of NeighborCare Inc. and NCS HealthCare, Inc. He also has represented Sony Corporation of America and Altria Group, Inc. on several M&A transactions. His experience extends across several industry sectors including the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector, as well as the retail, energy and life sciences sectors.
Chang-Do received his BA and M&A in Political Science from Yonsei University; and his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.
Recent matters include the representation of:
- Calpine Corporation in its US$17 billion sale to 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. in its US$14 billion acquisition of Biomet, Inc.
- Omnicare, Inc. in its US$12.7 billion sale to CVS Health.
- Roark Capital Group and its portfolio company Arby's Restaurant Group, in Arby's US$2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
- Sony Corporation of America in its acquisition of the 50% interest in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC held by the Estate of Michael Jackson and in its pending 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.
- CNET Networks, Inc. in its US$1.8 billion acquisition by CBS Corporation.
- Avast Software, an industry-leading maker of security software, in its US$1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies.
- Roivant Sciences in its US$1.1 billion equity financing from SoftBank Vision Fund.