Strategic Transaction to create Caesars Growth Partners
Represented an independent Valuation Committee of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Corporation in a strategic transaction, anticipated to be valued at approximately $1.2 billion to create Caesars Growth Partners, LLC, a new growth and development venture.
SoftBank’s Acquisition of Sprint Nextel
Represented Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank in its acquisition of a 70% stake in wireless operator Sprint Nextel for an enterprise value of $43.5 billion. This deal is the largest Asian acquisition or investment in the U.S.
MoFo Represents SoftBank in Sprint's Clearwire Acquisition
Represented SoftBank in connection with Sprint's proposed $2.2 billion acquisition of the approximately 50 percent stake in Clearwire Corporation that Sprint does not already own for a total enterprise value of approximately $10 billion, including net debt and spectrum lease obligations of $5.5 billion.
MoFo Advises Pinnacle in $2.8 Billion Acquisition
Represented Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., a NYSE-listed casino owner/operator, in its bid to acquire NASDAQ-listed Ameristar Casinos, Inc. in an all-cash merger, with a total enterprise value of $2.8 billion, including debt of $1.9 billion and cash on hand of $116 million.
Intel’s Acquisition of Dutch Chip Manufacturer
Represented Intel Corporation in its $4.1 billion investment in ASML, a Dutch chip manufacturer.
Intel’s Acquisition of McAfee
Represented Intel Corporation in its largest acquisition ever, the $7.7 billion acquisition of McAfee, Inc., the world's largest dedicated security technology company.
Intel’s Acquisition of Infineon’s WLS Business Unit
Represented Intel Corporation in its acquisition of the Wireless Solutions business (WLS) unit of German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG for $1.4 billion.
Intel Corporation in $1 billion acquisition of Wind River
Represented Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) in its $1 billion acquisition of Wind River Systems (NASDAQ: WIND), a software vendor in embedded devices through a public tender offer. The transaction was recognized as Merger/Acquisition of the Year 2009 by San Francisco Business Times.
The Clorox Company in $780 million carveout sale of auto-related business
Represented The Clorox Company in the carveout sale of its auto-related business to Avista Capital Partners, a New York private equity firm, for $780 million.
The Clorox Company in $950 million acquisition of Burt's Bees
Represented The Clorox Company in its $950 million all-cash acquisition of Burt's Bees, a leader in natural personal care consumer products.
Thomson (Technicolor) in its cross-border acquisition of Canopus Co., Ltd.
Represented Thomson (Technicolor) (NYSE: TMS) in its cross-border acquisition of Canopus Co., Ltd., a Japanese publicly traded company, through a private acquisition of one-third of the company's shares from its founder and his immediate family for cash and stock, and a simultaneous cash public tender offer for the remaining shares.
Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Inc. in its sale to The Hershey Corporation
Represented Scharffen Berger, a first-tier chocolate manufacturer, in its acquisition by The Hershey Corporation.
Sebastiani Vineyards Inc. in the $300 million sale of winemaking division and marketing arm
Represented Sebastiani Vineyards in the sale of its main winemaking division and marketing arm to Constellation, for approximately $300 million.
Thomson S.A. in its acquisition of Panasonic Disc Services Corp.
Represented Thomson's subsidiary Technicolor in its acquisition of Panasonic Disc Services Corp. (PDSC), a subsidiary of Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., for approximately $500 million. Thomson S.A./Technicolor.
Thomson S.A. in its divestiture of Audiovox Corporation
Represented Thomson (NYSE: TMS) in the divestiture of its accessories business to Audiovox for approximately $90 million.
Thomson S.A. in its acquisition of Gyration
Represented Thomson (NYSE: TMS) in its acquisition of Gyration in a reverse triangular merger for approximately $20 million.
Thomson S.A. in its acquisition of ParkerVision
Represented Thomson Broadcast & News Media Solutions, a subsidiary of French conglomerate and client Thomson S.A., in its approximately $14 million cash purchase of the video division of ParkerVision, a NASDAQ company based in Florida.
Thomson S.A. in its acquisition of Grundig (Digital Intermedia Systems ("DIS"))
Represented Thomson (NYSE:TMS) in its acquisition of DIS, the U.K-based set-top business and set-top hardware and software development divisions, of German manufacturer Grundig.
The Chalone Wine Group, Ltd. in connection with going private transaction
Special counsel to the Chalone Wine Group, Ltd., a NASDAQ-quoted company, in connection with a going private transaction and subsequent sale for over $100 million.
724 Solutions, Inc. in its IPO
Represented 724 Solutions, a Canadian wireless application service provider company in filing an initial public offering on Form F-1 in the United States.
Novellus Systems' $3.3 billion Merger with Lam Research
Represented Novellus Systems, Inc. in its $3.3 billion merger with Lam Research.