Scott W. Golenbock is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Corporate Group.
Primary Focus & Experience
Mr. Golenbock’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities law matters, and he has been involved in negotiated and hostile acquisitions, cross-border transactions, divestitures, joint ventures, spin-offs, corporate restructurings and corporate governance matters. He has advised public and private companies in a variety of industries, including hospitality, gaming, retail, real estate, energy, financial services, education/publishing and technology, as well as financial sponsors.
Some of his notable representations include:
- Era Group in its pending all-stock transaction with Bristow Group
- Penn National Gaming in the $1 billion acquisition of the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit with VICI Properties
- Wastequip, a Centerbridge portfolio company, in its sale to H.I.G. Capital
- Mercuria Energy Group in its $340 million acquisition of the North America gas and power business of Noble Group
- Mercuria Energy Group in its acquisition of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network
- Revlon in its $870 million acquisition of Elizabeth Arden
- Penn National Gaming in its $360 million acquisition of Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
- Nabors in the $1.4 billion spin-off and merger of its completion and production services business with C&J Energy Services
- Nabors in its acquisition of Tesco Corporation
- Affinitas, which operates premium dating platforms such as EliteSingles, in its cross-border, all-stock combination with Spark Networks, owner of specialized online communities such as JDate and ChristianMingle
- The special committee of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited in Genco’s acquisition of Baltic Trading Limited
- Magazina Luiza in its acquisition of online retailer Netshoes, in the face of hostile bids from third parties following an agreed transaction
- Fountains Senior Living Holdings in its $640 million sale of a portfolio of seniors housing facilities to NorthStar Healthcare Income
- HudBay Minerals in its $510 million hostile acquisition of Augusta Resources
- Penn National Gaming in the separation and spin-off of its real property assets as a REIT
- TowerBrook Capital Partners in its $835 million acquisition of True Religion Apparel
- Chicago Bridge & Iron in its $3.1 billion acquisition of The Shaw Group
- United Technologies in the sale of its pump and engine control systems business
- Penn National Gaming in its $610 million acquisition of Harrah’s St. Louis from Caesars Entertainment
- Kering in the sale of its Redcats USA businesses for $740 million
- Alibaba Group in a transaction with Yahoo! and SoftBank to restructure control of Alibaba Group’s former Alipay.com subsidiary
- Ventas in its $7.4 billion acquisition of Nationwide Health Properties
- Ventas in its $3.1 billion acquisition of Atria Senior Living’s senior housing portfolio and the formation of a joint venture that later acquired the rest of Atria Senior Living
- Morgan Stanley in the formation of its Morgan Stanley Smith Barney joint venture with Citigroup and its subsequent acquisition of Citigroup’s stake
- Chatham Lodging Trust, in a joint venture with Cerberus Capital Management, in its acquisition of 69 hotels for $1.3 billion in Innkeepers USA Trust’s bankruptcy auctions
- Kering in its $600 million acquisition of Volcom
- Penn National Gaming in its $900 million acquisition of the M Resort in Las Vegas
- Simon Property Group in its $31.6 billion offer to acquire General Growth Properties
- Penn National Gaming in its terminated $8.9 billion buy-out by Fortress Investment Group LLC and Centerbridge Partners LP (and the investment negotiated on termination)
- Public Storage in its successful $5 billion hostile acquisition of Shurgard and the subsequent sale of a $600 million joint venture interest in its Shurgard Europe business
- Kimco in its $4 billion acquisition of the Pan Pacific shopping center REIT
- Morgans Hotel Group in its $1.5 billion acquisition and financing of the Hard Rock Hotel/Las Vegas
Prior to joining Milbank, Mr. Golenbock practiced at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Golenbock graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2005, where he served as a senior editor of The Yale Law Journal.
Mr. Golenbock is an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, where he teaches a course on Mergers and Acquisitions.
- Princeton University, A.B.
- Yale Law School, J.D.
- New York