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Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to MetLife on its sale of independent broker-dealer affiliates to Cetera.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Dahlman Rose on its acquisition by diversified financial services firm Cowen Group, Inc.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Perrigo on its definitive agreement to acquire leading companion pet health product company Velcera, Inc., for $160 million in cash.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Apollo Global Management on its agreement with Metropoulos & Co. to acquire certain assets of Hostess Brands, Inc.'s baked snack food business for $410 million in cash.
Law360 covers the arrival of Business and Finance partners Ellen Bancroft and Bryan Gadol in our Irvine office.
Morgan Lewis announces that a group of lawyers led by partners Ellen S. Bancroft and Bryan S. Gadol have joined the firm in its Business and Finance Practice, resident in the firm's Irvine office.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Pearson on a strategic investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook Media Subsidiary
Morgan Lewis has advised Valartis Group AG on its sale of a strategic stake of about 40 percent in Eastern Property Holdings Limited to the Liechtenstein-based Aurora Value Fund.
Morgan Lewis's mergers and acquisitions practice continues its trend of being placed in the top 10 of multiple categories as demonstrated by industry league table rankings.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Pearson on an agreement to combine the activities of their respective book publishing companies, Penguin Group and Random House, to create the world's leading consumer publishing organization.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Pearson plc in its acquisition of EmbanetCompass for $650 million in cash.
Ares Management LLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Smart & Final Corp. Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Smart & Final on the transaction.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Reed Elsevier on the sale of its widely recognized entertainment news business, Variety, to Penske Media Corporation.
Morgan Lewis announces that Dr. Marcus Herrmann has joined the Frankfurt office as a partner.
Morgan Lewis advised Perrigo on its acquisiton of Sergeant's Pet Care Assets.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Perrigo on its definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Omaha, Neb.-based Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. for approximately $285 million in cash.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to The New York Times Company on the agreement to sell its About Group to leading media and Internet company IAC for $300 million in cash.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to Exelon on an agreement to sell its three Maryland coal-fired power plants and related assets to Raven Power Holdings LLC for $400 million.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to Howard Berger Company on its investment from Greenwich, CT-based private equity firm Littlejohn & Co., LLC.
Kazakhstan Fertilisers Group Pte Ltd. ("Kazfert"), an investment vehicle managed by Hong Kong-based private equity firm Sprint Capital Management Limited, has entered into an agreement with Satimola Ltd to acquire Satbor LLP, a potash mining and exploration business in Kazakhstan.
For the first half of 2012, Morgan Lewis ranked among the top mergers and acquisitions law firms according to industry league tables, with top 10 placements in a multitude of categories.
KazMunaiGas Exploration Production JSC (KMG EP), one of Kazakhstan's leading oil companies, has announced the signing of a Share Purchase Agreement to sell a 49% equity stake in the Karpovskiy Severniy project to MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas plc (MOL), one of Central and Eastern Europe's key integrated energy businesses.
The 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business features 146 Morgan Lewis attorneys across practice areas, including many lawyers regarded as the most accomplished practitioners in their respective areas of practice.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to General Cable on its acquisition of a 60 percent equity interest in Procables S.A.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to Reed Elsevier on the sale of MarketCast to private equity firm Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC.
Morgan Lewis represented The Kraft Group and Schwarz Partners JV on their acquisition of two containerboard mills from global paper and packaging company International Paper.
Morgan Lewis announced the opening this week of new offices in Moscow, Russia and Almaty, Kazakhstan, with a total of 42 attorneys, including seven partners and three international partners.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to Pearson plc on its acquisition of GlobalEnglish, a provider of cloud-based, on-demand Business English learning, assessment and performance support software.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to AAK on its acquisition of Oasis Food Company.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to Pearson VUE on the acquisition of Certiport from private equity firm Spire Capital Partners L.P.
Morgan Lewis confirmed that ten partners will join the firm's Business and Finance Practice, resident in the UK, Russia, and Kazakhstan.
Morgan Lewis advised Wells Fargo Securities on its acquisition of Merlin Securities, LLC.
Business and Finance partner Randall Sunberg is interviewed as part of Law360's Q&A series.
Firm Ranks #1 in Retail Industry Transactions According to Buyouts.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to Sun Capital on its affiliate's acquisition of CornerStone Research & Development, Inc., from Mitsui & Co., Inc.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to Sun Capital on its affiliate acquisition of Certified Power, Inc.
Morgan Lewis advised Sprouts Farmers Market ("Sprouts"), an independent natural food store chains, on it's merger with Sunflower Farmers Market ("Sunflower"). The two natural food store chains announced today the execution of a definitive agreement to merge.
Morgan Lewis advised Raybestos Powertrain LLC on its acquisition by Monomoy Capital Partners.
The Pep Boys, the nation's leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which it will be acquired by The Gores Group, one of the nation's leading investment firms, led by founder and CEO, Alec Gores.
The New York Times Company has entered into an agreement to sell its Regional Media Group, consisting of 16 regional newspapers, other print publications and related businesses, to Halifax Media Holdings LLC for $143 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.
Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Forsyth Baldwin, LLC, a company controlled by Forsyth Capital Investors, LLC.
Morgan Lewis advised Diversified Service Options (DSO) on its acquisition of Highmark Medicare Services Inc.
Morgan Lewis advised Pearson, the world's leading learning company, on its acquisition of the Global Education and Technology Group for $11.006 per American Depository Share.
ConocoPhillips announced that it has entered into an agreement with Enbridge Inc. to sell its ownership interest in the Seaway Crude Pipeline System.
Reed Elsevier announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Accuity Holdings Inc. from Investcorp.
Pearson announced that it will acquire Connections Education from an investor group led by Apollo Management, L.P.
Bloomberg LP and BNA have entered into an agreement whereby Bloomberg will acquire all outstanding shares of BNA, followed by a merger.
Morgan Lewis advised Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), on a definitive merger agreement under which a consortium comprised of private equity funds will acquire KCI in a $6.3 billion transaction.
Morgan Lewis advised Blackboard Inc. on its acquisition by an investor group, led by affiliates of Providence Equity, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.64 billion.
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with SM Energy Company to acquire a 12.5% working interest in SME's Eagle Ford property in Texas, in a transaction valued at approximately $680 million.
Morgan Lewis advised AAK on its acquisition of Golden Foods/Golden Brands business of Louisville, Ky.
Morgan Lewis advised Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. on the signing of a definitive agreement whereby Susquehanna will acquire all outstanding shares of Tower common stock in a stock and cash transaction.
Telcrest Investments Limited will acquire 25.1% of CTC Media Inc.'s shares from Alfa CTC Holdings Limited for approximately US$1.07 billion. CTC is Russia's leading independent television broadcaster.
Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, announced that an affiliate has sold Big 10 Tires, the seventh-largest independent tire dealer in the U.S., to Pep Boys.
Morgan Lewis advised Pearson, the world's leading learning company, on its acquisition of Schoolnet for $230 million in cash.
For the first quarter of 2011, Morgan Lewis ranked among the top mergers and acquisitions law firms according to industry league tables.
Morgan Lewis served as legal advisor to GSI Commerce on its acquisition by eBay for $2.4 billion.
Morgan Lewis Mergers and Acquisitions practice advised Buckeye on the transaction.
GSI Commerce Inc. (GSI) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fanatics, Inc., an online retailer of licensed sports merchandise.
A purchasing group consisting of private equity firm BV Investment Partners and fund industry executives Glenn Henderson and Tim Calveley announced they would acquire Butterfield Fulcrum, a leading hedge fund administrator.
Morgan Lewis advised Perrigo Company, a global healthcare products supplier, on its acquisition of nearly all of the assets of Paddock Laboratories, Inc. for $540 million in cash.
The fully owned subsidiary of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S ("Maersk Oil"), has agreed with SK Energy Co., Ltd. to acquire SK do Brasil Ltda. for USD 2.4 billion on a cash and debt-free basis. Morgan Lewis advised Maersk on the transaction.
TransForce Inc., the leader in the Canadian transportation and logistics industry, has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Dynamex Inc. for a purchase price of $25.00 per share, in cash, representing a total purchase price of approximately US $248 Million.
Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Grupo Bimbo") announced that it will purchase Sara Lee Corporation's North American Fresh Bakery business for $959 million.
In a transaction valued at $587 million, Clarient, Inc. has agreed to be acquired by GE Healthcare.
For the third quarter of 2010, Morgan Lewis ranked among the top mergers and acquisitions law firms according to industry league tables, with several top ten placements.
BMP Sunstone and sanofi-aventis announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement where sanofi-aventis will acquire all outstanding shares of BMP Sunstone at $10 per share, or approximately $520.6 million.
Today, United Business Media Limited (UBM) announced that it will acquire Canon Communications LLC for $287 million. Morgan Lewis advised UBM on the transaction.
For the second quarter of 2010, Morgan Lewis again ranked among the top mergers and acquisitions law firms according to industry league tables, with several top 10 placements.
Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading provider of financial market data, analytics, and related solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by investment funds managed by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus in a transaction with a total value of $3.4 billion.
On the 2009 year-end league tables, Morgan Lewis again ranked among the top mergers and acquisitions law firms.
CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
In 2009, Morgan Lewis placed highly among global law firms in BioPharm Insight’s annual rankings of the year’s licensing and mergers and acquisitions activity.
On the 2009 year-end league tables, Morgan Lewis again ranked among the top mergers and acquisitions law firms.
Houston Business and Finance partner David Asmus was mentioned in The Deal as lead counsel for TOTAL.