Leggett & Platt’s $1.25 billion acquisition of Elite Comfort Solutions, Inc

Cravath is representing JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in connection with the arrangement of $900 million of credit facilities that will be made available to Leggett & Platt in order to finance the acquisition. Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elite Comfort Solutions, Inc. […]

Creation of Neuroscience Biopharmaceutical Company Cerevel Therapeutics

Centerview Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to Pfizer on this transaction. Arnold & Porter provided Pfizer with legal counsel. Goldman Sachs advised Bain Capital on the transaction. Ropes & Gray served as legal counsel, and PriceWaterhouseCooper acted as accounting advisor to Bain Capital. Bain Capital, LP and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) completed the creation […]

Entegris’ $700 Million Credit Facilities

Cravath represented Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as administrative agent, in connection with the arrangement of $700 million of credit facilities made available to Entegris, Inc. Entegris, Inc. is a leading global developer of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and advanced materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The facilities […]

Honeywell International Inc.’s Dismissal in an environmental lawsuit

US Supreme Court declined to hear an environmental lawsuit against Arnold & Porter client Honeywell International Inc., leaving in place the Second Circuit’s decision affirming a dismissal of the case. Arnold & Porter has now defeated multiple state law claims over the cleanup of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, New York, one of the largest dredging […]

Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Transaction with Norwest Equity Partners

BMO Capital Markets advised Integrative Nutrition on the transaction; Jones Day provided legal services for NEP; PennantPark Investment Advisers provided senior debt financing; and Norwest Mezzanine Partners provided subordinated debt financing. Arnold & Porter advised the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Norwest Equity Partners (“NEP”), a leading middle market investment firm founded in 1961, has made […]

Victory Capital’s Acquisition of USAA Asset Management Company

Willkie represented Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. on the deal Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCTR) has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire USAA Asset Management Company. As of September 30, 2018, USAA Asset Management Company had $69.2 billion in assets under management (AUM) in 53 investment funds. Based on AUM as of September 30, […]

Liberty Latin America’s Acquisition of Remaining Unowned Interest in Liberty Cablevision Puerto Rico

Baker Botts advised Liberty Latin America in the deal Liberty Latin America Ltd. (“Liberty Latin America”) (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), a leading telecommunications company with operations in Chile, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and other parts of Latin America, announced that it has acquired the remaining 40% stake in Liberty Cablevision Puerto Rico […]

Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia S.A.’s $108 Million Loan

Clifford Chance, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Salaverri, Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder and Tanoira Cassagne Abogados advised on the transaction. Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia S.A. secured a $108 Million Credit Facility from IDB Invest, KfW Group, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency. Proceeds will […]

Newpek and Pioneer Natural Resources’ $164 million Sale of Texas Sinor Nest Oil Assets

Willkie advised oil and gas exploration company Newpek LLC, a division of Grupo Alfa, in the transaction Newpek LLC (“Newpek”), a division of Grupo Alfa, along with its joint venture partner, Pioneer Natural Resources Co., announced that they had entered into a purchase and sale agreement with respect to their divestiture of upstream oil and […]

Citizens Financial Group, Inc.’s Acquisition of Clarfeld Financial Advisors

Silver Lane Advisors LLC acted as financial advisor to Citizens. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP acted as legal advisor to Citizens. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP acted as legal advisor to Clarfeld on the transaction. Citizens Bank, N.A. has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Clarfeld Financial Advisors, LLC, a leading wealth management firm […]