Kayla DeLeon* focuses her practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and public and private securities transactions.  Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. DeLeon was an associate in the corporate department of a major law firm in New York City. Ms. DeLeon is admitted in the state of New York; she is not admitted in Pennsylvania

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    • CVC Capital Partners as the lead investor in a consortium that is sponsoring the proposed combination of Worldwide Express, LLC and GlobalTranz Enterprises, LLC to create an industry leader with unique technology capabilities and market-leading solutions for the freight and parcel markets. Other consortium members include GlobalTranz's current lead investors, Providence Equity Partners and PSG, while current Worldwide Express lead investor, Ridgemont Equity Partners, will also retain a significant stake in the combined entity. 
    • South State Corporation in its US$6 billion merger of equals with CenterState Bank Corporation to create a leading Southeastern-based regional bank.
    • TD Ameritrade Holding Corporations Strategic Development Committee in its US$26 billion merger with The Charles Schwab Corporation.
    • Pfizer Inc. in its formation of a premier global consumer healthcare joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline plc with US$12.7 billion in combined annual global sales.

    Capital Markets

    • Guild Holdings Company, a growth-oriented mortgage company that employs a relationship-based loan sourcing strategy, in connection with its US$97.5 million initial public offering.
    • SelectQuote, Inc., a pioneer in providing consumers with unbiased price comparisons from some of the most trusted insurance carriers, in connection with its US$570 million initial public offering.

    Includes matters handled prior to joining the firm

    • New York Bar Association
    • New York City Bar Association