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Mayer Brown wins M&A Atlas “Deal of the Year” Awards for Western Europe and North America

17 May 2013

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that two transactions on which the firm played leading roles were recognized as “Deals of the Year” in the Global M&A Network’s 2013 Global Major Market M&A Atlas Awards. The winning deals are:

• Western Europe M&A Deal of the Year – Nestlé’s $11.9 billion acquisition of Pfizer’s infant nutrition business; and

• “North American Deal of the Year” – Capital One Financial’s $9 billion acquisition of ING Direct USA from ING Group.

The Mayer Brown team that represented Nestlé was led by Corporate & Securities partners David Carpenter (New York) and John Boelter (Chicago) and included lawyers from the firm’s Corporate & Securities, Antitrust & Competition, Intellectual Property, Tax Transactions & Consulting and Banking & Finance practices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Capital One Financial was advised by a Mayer Brown team led by Chicago Corporate & Securities partners Fritz Thomas, Jodi Simala and Andrew Noreuil that included lawyers from the firm’s Corporate & Securities, Banking & Finance, Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement, Intellectual Property and Employment & Benefits practices in Chicago, New York and Washington, DC.

The annual M&A Atlas Awards honor excellence for deals valued above a billion USD in size from the mergers, acquisitions, corporate and private equity communities from all corners of the world.

Related Information

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    David A. Carpenter
    T +1 212 506 2195
    John P. Boelter
    T +1 212 506 2319
    Frederick B. Thomas
    T +1 312 701 7035
    Jodi A. Simala
    T +1 312 701 7920
    Andrew J. Noreuil
    T +1 312 701 8099
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