In her more than 20 years in practice, Randi Lesnick has advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $250 billion. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, takeovers and takeover preparedness, restructurings, recapitalizations, capital raising, securities transactions, activist defense, and corporate governance issues. She is M&A Practice Chair for the Americas and Administrative Partner for the Firm's M&A Practice.
Randi frequently counsels clients on compliance, governance, and fiduciary matters. She represents both public and private companies in a variety of industries, including retail and consumer products, manufacturing, shipping, technology services, and telecommunications. Randi also advises private equity firms in their investments and investment banking firms in their capacity as financial advisors.
Representative matters include SAP's acquisition of Qualtrics for $8.0 billion; Patrón Spirits International's sale to Bacardi for $5.1 billion enterprise value; Reynolds American's $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco PLC, as well as its $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard, $7.1 billion divestiture to affiliates of Imperial Tobacco, and $4.7 billion equity infusion from affiliates of British American Tobacco; Procter & Gamble's sale of the Pringles snacks business to Kellogg; and the sale of Chrysler to a Fiat-led "New Chrysler" following its bankruptcy.
She has led substantial matters for a number of other clients, including Ansys, Goode Partners, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Scotts Miracle-Gro, and Verint Systems.
Randi was named a "Dealmaker of the Year" by American Lawyer in 2018 and was named a Client Service All-Star, MVP in 2017 and 2018, a Super All-Star in 2017, and a 2016 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting.
- May 14, 2015
Global Opportunities: A Critical Conversation
- January 15-16, 2015
PLI's Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments
- Boston University (J.D. magna cum laude 1997; American Journal of Law and Medicine); Binghamton University (SUNY) (B.A. cum laude 1994)
- New York
American Lawyer "Dealmaker of the Year" (2018)
BTI Client Service All-Star, MVP (2017 and 2018); Super All-Star (2017); and Client Service All-Star (2016)
Recognized by Chambers USA in corporate/M&A (2014-2020)
Legal 500 US for M&A (2014-2020)
Super Lawyers (2013-2020) and "Rising Star" (2011-2012)