07 05 2016

Successful Activist Campaign at United Continental Holdings

SRZ represented Altimeter Capital Management LP in connection with a successful activist campaign at United Continental Holdings Inc., the parent company to United Airlines.


Altimeter Capital is a global investment firm. Altimeter manages both public and private equity funds focused on the internet, software, travel, and consumer sectors. Altimeter Capital, led by Bradley T. Gerstner, was founded in 2008 and has offices in Boston and Menlo Park. Under the settlement terms, two Altimeter designees joined the United Board, with a third mutually-agreed upon independent director to be added within the next six months. In addition, United named a new chairman to its board of directors. Co-chairs of SRZ’s global shareholder activism practice Eleazer Klein (Picture) and Marc Weingarten represented Altimeter Capital Management, together with associates Brandon S. Gold and Daniel A. Goldstein. Involved fees earner: Eleazer Klein - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Marc Weingarten - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Brandon Gold - Schulte Roth & Zabel; Daniel Goldstein - Schulte Roth & Zabel;

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