Bruce Raphael focuses his practice in corporate law, with an emphasis on representing public and private buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions. He works with clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, gaming, life sciences, manufacturing, and technology, often in cross-border transactions.
Bruce has represented acquirors and sellers of financial and bank holding companies, banks, commercial and consumer finance companies, mortgage companies, mutual fund companies, stock brokers, dealers and specialists, and insurers and producers. He has additional experience representing financial services firms before the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the FDIC, numerous state regulators, and self regulatory organizations.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2011, Bruce advised financial institution clients on numerous complex transactions, including the acquisition of the third largest discount broker in the United States, an investment advisor with more than $21 billion of assets under management, and of more than $10 billion in credit card receivables, as well as in the sales of a top ten mortgage lender/servicer, a top five student loan servicer, and a subprime lender. In 2008, he advised Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in its $8.8 billion tender offer for Millennium Pharmaceuticals, the largest acquisition ever by a Japanese pharmaceutical company and the fourth largest foreign acquisition by a Japanese company. The transaction was named Healthcare Deal of the Year for 2008 by Investment Dealers' Digest.
Bruce has spoken and published extensively on mergers and acquisitions and financial services industry issues.
USI Insurance Services acquires insurance brokerage operation of First Merchants Corporation
KeyCorp acquires Pacific Crest Securities
GTECH Corporation acquires International Game Technology for $6.4 billion
Honors & Distinctions
Legal 500 US
Institutional Investor News: 10 Rising Stars of Private Equity and M&A Law (2008)