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.