April 17, 2013
Firm Advises on $1.06 Billion Acquisition of MONY Life Insurance Company and Certain Business of MONY Life Insurance Company of America
Willkie client Protective Life Corporation agrees to acquire MONY and reinsure certain business of MLOA from affiliates of AXA S.A.
April 3, 2013
Firm Advises on Sale Clondalkin’s North American Flexible Packaging Operations
Willkie represents Warburg Pincus and Amsterdam-based Clondalkin Group in the sale by Clondalkin of its North American Flexible Packaging operations to Hilex Poly.
April 1, 2013
Willkie Advises XL on Investments in Five Oaks
Firm represents XL Investments Ltd in connection with its investments in Five Oaks Investment Corp. and in its investment in Oak Circle Capital Partners LLC, the Manager of Five Oaks.
March 28, 2013
Willkie Advises on $412.5 Million Acquisition of Genworth’s Wealth Management Business
Firm represents the buyers, a partnership of Aquiline Capital Partners LLC and Genstar Capital LLC, in the transaction.
March 26, 2013
Frankfurt Office Advises TA Associates on Investment in Onlineprinters GmbH
Global private equity firm TA Associates completes investment in Onlineprinters, one of Europe’s largest web-to-print providers.
March 20, 2013
Willkie Advises Elior in Acquisition of TrustHouse Services Group
Paris-based Elior acquires leading U.S. provider of contract food services from Gryphon Investors.
March 11, 2013
Willkie Advises PAI Partners in Acquisition of ADB
PAI partners acquires ADB, the world’s leading airfield lighting technology company, from Montagu Private Equity.
March 6, 2013
Firm Advises Underwriters in Radian Group’s Concurrent Common Stock and Convertible Notes Offerings with Gross Proceeds of $712 Million
Firm represents underwriters, led by joint bookrunning managers Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, in the transaction.
February 6, 2013
Paris Office Advises CMA CGM in Sale of Stake in Terminal Link
CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping company, agrees to sell a 49% stake in Terminal Link for €400 million.
February 5, 2013
Willkie Advises Cowen Group on its Acquisition of Dahlman Rose
Willkie client Cowen Group, Inc., a diversified financial services firm, agrees to acquire Dahlman Rose & Co. LLC, a privately-held investment bank.
January 4, 2013
Firm Advises Brookfield Asset Management in Acquisition of GGP Warrants From Pershing Square and Other Transactions
The warrants represent the right to acquire 18,432,855 shares of GGP common stock, valued at $271,884,611.
January 3, 2013
Firm Advises Warburg Pincus in Acquisition of JHP Pharmaceuticals
An affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC acquires JHP Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, from JHP Holdings, LLC for $195 million.
October 22, 2012
Willkie Advises MetLife on Remarketing of $1 Billion of Debentures
Firm advises MetLife, Inc. in connection with the remarketing of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of Debentures, the settlement of the related Stock Purchase Contracts and the issuance and delivery of $1 billion of Common Stock thereunder.
October 11, 2012
Firm Advises UMG in Sale of U.S. United Ocean Services
United Maritime Group, agrees to sell U.S. United Ocean Services, LLC to an affiliate of International Shipholding Corporation.
October 11, 2012
Firm Represents Ryerson in Offering of $900 Million Principal Amount of Notes and Related Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations
Ryerson Inc. closes on its offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 9% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 and $300 million aggregate principal amount of 11¼% Senior Notes due 2018.
July 11, 2012
Firm Assists Aquiline in Acquisition of Majority Stake in BI-SAM
A Willkie cross-border team represents Aquiline Capital Partners LLC in its acquisition of a majority interest in Paris-based BI-SAM Technologies, the leading provider of data management to the asset management industry.
June 7, 2012
Willkie Advises Kenneth Cole in Deal to Take Company Private
Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. announces merger agreement with Willkie client Kenneth D. Cole, the company’s Chairman and Chief Creative Officer.
May 13, 2012
Willkie Advises United Maritime Group on Latest Subsidiary Sale
United Maritime Group, LLC announces agreement to sell U.S. United Bulk Terminal, LLC to an Affiliate of Oiltanking Holding Americas, Inc.
May 8, 2012
Willkie Advises on Sale of Hilite Business Unit
Firm assists 3i-backed Hilite International on the sale of its emissions control business to Cummins Inc.
April 29, 2012
Willkie Concludes $3 Billion Refinancing of Kerzner International
Willkie advises Centerbridge Partners, TPG Opportunities Partners and Fidelity Investments in the conclusion of a year-long multinational restructuring of resort operator Kerzner International Limited.
April 23, 2012
Willkie Advises United Maritime Group in the Sale of its Barge Transportation Subsidiary
United Maritime Group, LLC announces agreement to sell U.S. United Barge Line, LLC to Ingram Barge Company.
April 8, 2012
Willkie Advises Ventas in Completion of $770 Million Acquisition of Cogdell Spencer
Ventas, Inc., the leading healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States, closes on its previously announced acquisition of medical facilities REIT Cogdell Spencer Inc.
April 7, 2012
Willkie Advises Morgan Stanley on Completion of Sale of Saxon Mortgage Services
Morgan Stanley completes sale of its mortgage servicing arm to Ocwen Financial Corporation.
April 6, 2012
Firm Advises Aspen Insurance Holdings in $150 Million Offering
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited announces an underwritten public offering of Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares.
March 17, 2012
Preeminent Insurance Transactions Team Joins Willkie
A team of 12 insurance transactional and regulatory lawyers has joined the firm.
March 13, 2012
Firm Advises Varroc Group on Acquisition of Visteon’s Lighting Unit
India-based Varroc Group agrees to acquire Visteon Corp.’s automotive lighting business for $92 million in cash.
February 7, 2012
Firm Advises Knoll, Inc. in $450 Million Multicurrency Credit Facility
Willkie assists Knoll and its subsidiaries in connection with the closing of its amended and restated secured multicurrency credit facility.
January 12, 2012
Willkie Advises David and Sybil Yurman on Hiring of New CEO
Glen T. Senk to join company as new CEO on February 27, 2012.
December 27, 2011
Firm Advises Ventas in $770 Million Acquisition of Cogdell Spencer
Ventas, Inc., the leading healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States, agrees to acquire medical facilities REIT Cogdell Spencer Inc.
November 25, 2011
Paris Office Advises Arkema on Planned Divestment of Vinyl Products
Arkema, France’s leading chemicals producer, announces plans to divest of its vinyl products businesses to Switzerland-based Klesch Group.
November 8, 2011
Firm Advises on MLM Information Service’s Acquisition by CSC
Willkie represents MLM Information Services, a leading corporate tax management and compliance solutions firm, and Warburg Pincus on the deal.
October 25, 2011
Willkie Advises Morgan Stanley on Sale of Saxon Mortgage Services
Morgan Stanley sells its mortgage servicing arm Saxon to Ocwen Financial Corp. for $59.3 million, plus an estimated $1.4 billion for servicing advance receivables outstanding.
September 22, 2011
New York and Frankfurt Offices Advise on Google’s Acquisition of Leading German Deals Website
Firm advises Insight Venture Partners as selling shareholder in Google’s acquisition of Berlin-based DailyDeal GmbH.
August 9, 2011
Willkie Advises Tinopolis Group on Acquisition of a Second U.S. Production Company
Tinopolis Group, one of the UK's largest independent media producers and distributors, acquires Burbank-headquartered BASE, a vertically integrated television production company.
July 29, 2011
Firm Advises Paramount Group on Recapitalization of 1633 Broadway
Paramount Group increases its stake in the 2.5 million-square-foot Class A office tower to 75 percent.
July 27, 2011
Firm Advises WEBER-HYDRAULIK on Acquisition of Hyco International
Germany-based WEBER-HYDRAULIK acquires U.S.-based Hyco International Inc. from U.S. financial investor Centre Partners Management LLC.
June 29, 2011
Willkie Advises Tinopolis Group on Acquisition of A. Smith & Co. Productions
Tinopolis Group, one of the UK's largest independent media producers and distributors, acquires Los Angeles-based producer of unscripted television.
June 28, 2011
Willkie Advises on Acquisition of Program Developing the First Civilian Tiltrotor Helicopter
Willkie Assists AgustaWestland in its acquisition of joint-venture partner Bell Helicopter’s stake in the 609 tiltrotor program.
June 22, 2011
Firm Advises on Takeover of Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Maloof family reaches recapitalization agreement with the Palms Casino’s secured creditors -- Willkie clients TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners.
June 13, 2011
Willkie Advises Allied World Assurance in Pending $8.5 Billion Merger
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG and Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. agree to merger of equals to create a leading, global specialty insurance and reinsurance company with $8.5 billion in capital.
May 26, 2011
Willkie Advises Fiat in Completion of Chrysler’s Refinancing
Fiat closes on its $1.27 billion acquisition of an additional 16 percent stake in Chrysler, raising its ownership in the U.S. automaker to 46 percent on a fully diluted basis.
April 14, 2011
Frankfurt Office Advises Roth & Rau on Tender Offer from Meyer Burger Technology
Voluntary public takeover offer values German solar power company at €350M.
April 5, 2011
Willkie Advises Inspire Pharmaceuticals in $430 Million Acquisition by Merck
Merck to acquire Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing ophthalmic products.
April 4, 2011
Frankfurt Office Advises SLV Management Team on SLV’s Acquisition by Cinven
European buyout firm Cinven reaches agreement to acquire lighting company SLV Group from HgCapital.
April 4, 2011
Willkie Advises Insight Venture Partners in the Closing of New Funds Totaling $2 Billion
Insight Venture Partners, a leading growth-oriented, entrepreneur-focused private equity and venture capital firm, closes two new funds with a combined $2 billion in investor commitments.
March 21, 2011
Paris Office Advises PAI on Sale of Co-Ownership Stake in Yoplait to General Mills
$1.1 billion deal meets seller’s price while providing structural guarantees to remaining co-owner.
March 14, 2011
Willkie Deal Receives Honor at M&A Advisor 2011 Turnaround Awards
Willkie deal team on the restructuring in Chapter 11 of client EnviroSolutions Holdings, Inc. recognized for excellence.
March 9, 2011
Frankfurt Office Advises Palamon on Sale of dress-for-less
Palamon Capital Partners sells dress-for-less to strategic buyer Privalia Venta Directa.
January 19, 2011
Firm Represents Brookfield in $1.7 Billion Acquisition of Additional Interest in GGP
Brookfield-led consortium increases ownership interest in General Growth Properties, a leading U.S. mall operator.
January 1, 2011
Willkie Announces New Partners and Counsel
Promotions effective January 1, 2011.
December 28, 2010
Willkie Advises Founder in Sale of RHM Group to Waterland Private Equity
Waterland Private Equity acquires RHM Group clinics and nursing homes from its founder, and plans a strategic expansion of the company’s presence in the German nursing and rehabilitation market through acquisitions.
November 29, 2010
Firm Advises Mercer on Acquisition of Hammond Associates
Acquisition creates new leader in investment consulting for endowments, foundations and the private wealth and health care markets.
November 19, 2010
Firm Advises RenaissanceRe on Sale of U.S. Insurance Operations
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announces agreement to sell its U.S. insurance business to QBE Holdings, Inc. for approximately $275 million.
November 11, 2010
Willkie Represents Brookfield Asset Management in the $6.5 Billion Acquisition of a Major Equity Stake in GGP
Willkie advises a Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. consortium as DIP lender and the cornerstone investor ($2.6 billion) that successfully acquired a significant equity stake in General Growth Properties upon its emergence from chapter 11.
November 8, 2010
Frankfurt Office Advises Salzgitter AG on €295.5 Million Issue of Exchangeable Bonds
Salzgitter Finance B.V., a wholly owned Dutch subsidiary of Willkie client Salzgitter AG, issues bonds exchangeable into shares of Aurubis AG.
September 27, 2010
Willkie Deal Named “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year”
Willkie recognized for its role in providing multidisciplinary counsel to Oaktree Capital Management, which led the massive financial restructuring of the SGD Group.
September 24, 2010
Willkie Advises on Acquisition of GMAC’s Resort Finance Business
Willkie client Centerbridge Capital Partners, L.P. and its related entities announce acquisition of resort finance business of GMAC Commercial Finance LLC, a subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc.
July 8, 2010
Firm Advises Cobalt in Merger with ADP
Cobalt Holding Company, a leading provider of automotive marketing services, agrees to be acquired by Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
July 6, 2010
Willkie Represents Hallmark Cards in $1.162 Billion Debt Recapitalization
Firm assists Hallmark Cards, Incorporated in connection with the recapitalization of its approximately $1.162 billion of debt in Crown Media Holdings, Inc.
June 10, 2010
Paris Office Advises Montefiore Investment in Acquisition of a 40 Percent Stake in SOFIBO
Acquisition is being made through Montefiore Investment managed funds.
May 21, 2010
Paris Office Advises Essilor in €1.4 Billion Tender Offer of Honeywell
Firm assists Essilor as main shareholder of Sperian Protection on the €1.4 billion tender offer of Honeywell.
May 11, 2010
Firm Represents Brookfield in Proposed $2.625 Billion Investment in GGP
Bankruptcy Court approves General Growth Property’s Selection of Willkie client Brookfield Asset Management Inc. as cornerstone equity investor.
March 25, 2010
Willkie Represents Credit Suisse as Bank Agent in Asset Sale of Champion Enterprises
Sale of substantially all the assets of Champion Enterprises Inc. completed in a Delaware Bankruptcy Court supervised 363 sale pursuant to successful credit bid by senior secured lenders.
February 25, 2010
Firm Represents Brookfield in Proposed $2.6 Billion Investment in GGP
General Growth Properties, Inc. announces proposed equity investment from Willkie client Brookfield Asset Management Inc., one of the world's largest real estate investors and asset managers.
January 14, 2010
Firm Advises Oaktree Capital Management in Financial Restructuring of the SGD Group
A unanimous agreement has been reached with all the stakeholders to strengthen the financial structure of SGD and massively decrease its debt.
October 19, 2009
Firm Represents Collective of Tranche C Lenders in $3.25 Billion Credit Bid For, And Restructuring of, Delphi Corporation
Delphi Holdings LLP completes acquisition of substantially all of Delphi Corporation’s global core businesses as part of the consummation of the Delphi Corporation Modified Plan of Reorganization.
September 3, 2009
Willkie Represents Sepracor in $2.6 Billion Acquisition by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma
Willkie client Sepracor Inc., a specialty drug maker, agrees to be acquired by Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.
August 20, 2009
Frankfurt Office Advises Commerzbank in €12 Billion Mid-Term Financing Plan for Schaeffler Group
Firm assists Commerzbank in its role as largest lender.
August 14, 2009
Frankfurt Office Advises Bank Syndicate in €460 Million RHÖN-KLINKUM Rights Issue
Firm advises bank syndicate led by Commerzbank and Morgan Stanley on the €460 million rights issue of RHÖN-KLINKUM AG -- one of the largest German rights issues in 2009.
June 4, 2009
Willkie Represents Ramius in Business Combination with Cowen
Ramius LLC and Cowen Group, Inc. sign transaction agreement to create a diversified financial services company, operating under the Cowen Group name.
April 21, 2009
Firm Represents Stiefel Laboratories in $3.6 Billion Acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline
London-based GlaxoSmithKline plc agrees to acquire Willkie client Stiefel Laboratories Inc., the world's largest independent dermatology company.
August 14, 2008
Firm Represents Paramount Group in Acquisition of 1301 Avenue of the Americas
Paramount closes on acquisition of 45 story, 1.8 million square foot, Class A office property in Midtown Manhattan.
May 14, 2008
Firm Represents EDS in $13.9 Billion Acquisition by HP
Electronic Data Systems Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. sign definitive agreement under which HP will purchase EDS at a price of $25.00 per share, or an enterprise value of approximately $13.9 billion.
May 13, 2008
Firm Assists Lime Rock in Formation of $1.4 Billion Fund to Invest in Energy Sector
Lime Rock Partners announces the formation of Lime Rock Partners V, L.P., marking the private equity firm’s fifth fund focused on the global energy sector.
May 1, 2008
Willkie Represents Green Tree in Loan Servicing Asset Purchase
Origen Financial, Inc. announces agreement to sell its servicing platform assets to Willkie client Green Tree Servicing LLC, a leading loan servicer.
April 3, 2008
Paris Office Advises Investor Consortium in €550 million Buyout of Kesa Unit
Kesa Electricals Plc. completes sale of its French furniture and electricals business BUT to Decomeubles Partners SAS, a company backed by a consortium represented by Willkie’s Paris office.
March 31, 2008
Firm Advises Teva on Acquisition of Bentley Pharmaceuticals
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agrees to acquire Bentley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for approximately $360 million.
January 23, 2008
Willkie Represents Teva in Acquisition of CoGenesys
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announces agreement to acquire privately held biopharmaceutical company CoGenesys, Inc. for $400 million.
January 1, 2008
Willkie Announces New Partners
The firm elects seven attorneys to the partnership.
August 3, 2007
Paris Office Represents Founders of Sophis in Private Equity Investment by Advent International
Global private equity firm Advent International acquires a majority stake in Sophis, a leading provider of financial services software development for capital markets.
June 20, 2007
Willkie Featured in 2007 Edition of Chambers USA - Guide to Leading Lawyers
The firm as a whole and many of its attorneys individually are recognized for outstanding work in the areas of Antitrust; Asset Management Regulation; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Corporate/M&A; Environmental; Insurance (Transactional and Regulatory, Dispute Resolution); Intellectual Property; Litigation (General Commercial, Securities, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations); Private Equity (Buyouts); Real Estate; Tax; Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (Regulatory); and Technology & IT Outsourcing.
June 19, 2007
Willkie Represents Purchasers in $8.9 Billion Acquisition of Penn National Gaming
Penn National Gaming, Inc. announces $8.9 billion agreement to be acquired by certain funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC and Centerbridge Partners LP, both advised by Willkie.
April 4, 2007
Firm Represents Resorts International Holdings in $675 Million Sale of Resorts East Chicago
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. announces agreement to acquire Resorts East Chicago from Willkie client Resorts International Holdings, LLC.
March 23, 2007
Firm Announces Additional Expansion in Frankfurt Office
Firm welcomes additional corporate and tax specialists to Frankfurt office.
February 26, 2007
Willkie Assists Colony Capital in $8.8 Billion Agreement to Acquire Station Casinos
Station Casinos, Inc. announces agreement to be acquired by Fertitta Colony Partners LLC for $90 per share in cash.
January 2, 2007
Willkie Promotes 15 to Partner and 8 to Counsel
New partners and counsel effective January 1, 2007.
November 27, 2006
Willkie Represents Restaurant Chain Sbarro in Sale to MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners agrees to acquire Sbarro, Inc., the nation's leading quick service Italian restaurant company.
November 16, 2006
Firm Advises Macklowe Properties in $4.6 Billion Bid for Reckson
An investment vehicle formed by investor Carl Icahn and Macklowe Properties submits $4.6 billion acquisition bid for Reckson Associates Realty Corp., one of the largest commercial real estate holders in the New York metropolitan area.
November 2, 2006
Firm Welcomes Pierre Ullmann to Paris Office
Pierre Ullmann joins the Paris office as a partner in the Tax Department.
September 13, 2006
Firm Represents Ventas, Inc. in $649 Million Healthcare Acquisition
Ventas, Inc., a leading healthcare real estate investment trust, agrees to acquire a diverse portfolio of 67 healthcare and seniors housing properties from entities affiliated with Canada’s Reichmann family.
February 17, 2006
James R. Brown Joins Willkie’s New York Office
Mr. Brown will practice in Willkie’s Tax Department, specializing in the tax aspects of complex investment fund transactions.
July 21, 2005
Firm Advises New Plan Excel Realty Trust in $968 Million Asset Sale & Joint Venture Formation
New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc. announces agreement to sell 69 community and neighborhood shopping centers to Galileo America LLC for approximately $968 million.
May 31, 2005
Willkie Featured in 2005 Edition of Chambers USA - Guide to Leading Lawyers
Firm recognized for its outstanding work in the areas of Antitrust; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Corporate/M&A; Environmental; Intellectual Property; International Trade; Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation: Securities; Private Equity; Real Estate; Tax; Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory; and Technology & IT Outsourcing.
April 13, 2005
Willkie Advises Ventas on $1.2 Billion Acquisition of Health-Care REIT
Health-care real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas, Inc. announces merger agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Provident Senior Living Trust in a transaction valued at $1.2 billion.
September 13, 2004
Willkie Featured in Chambers Guides to Leading Lawyers - 2004
Firm recognized for excellence in the 2004 editions of Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers and Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for its work worldwide in Corporate/M&A; Private Equity (Buyouts & Venture Capital); Capital Markets; Competition/Antitrust; Communications; Real Estate; Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (Regulatory); Insolvency/Corporate Recovery; Litigation (General Commercial); Tax; Environmental; and IT/IT Outsourcing.
April 30, 2004
Willkie Featured in 2004 Chambers USA Guide to Leading Lawyers
Firm prominently featured in the 2004 edition of Chambers USA - America’s Leading Business Lawyers.
January 28, 2004
Quest Software Inc. Acquires Willkie Client Aelita Software
Quest Software Inc. acquires Willkie client Aelita Software, a privately held provider of enterprise management software, for $115 million.
December 23, 2003
Andrew Needham to Address NYSBA Tax Section Annual Meeting
Mr. Needham to participate on panel entitled “The Magic Circle - The Taxation of Partnership Options and Compensatory Partnership Interests.”
June 9, 2003
Firm Represents Warburg Pincus in $1.7 Billion Acquisition of TransDigm Inc.
Warburg Pincus announces agreement to acquire aerospace component manufacturer TransDigm Inc. from Odyssey Partners LLC in a leveraged recapitalization.
February 25, 2003
Tax Notes Publishes Willkie Comments on Proposed Tax Rule
Tax Notes publishes the text of Willkie's recently filed comments on the Internal Revenue Service’s Temporary and Proposed Regulations Relating to Disclosure and Listing of Tax Shelter Transactions.
January 1, 2003
Firm Announces New Partners and Counsel
Former associates become partner and counsel.
January 1, 2003
Andrew Needham Addresses New York CPA Society
Tax partner Andrew W. Needham addresses the New York CPA Society Taxation of Financial Products Conference on recent developments in the taxation of convertible and contingent debt.
October 15, 2002
Richard Reinhold Comments on Government Offer to Settle Tax Shelter Transactions
Tax partner Richard L. Reinhold was interviewed for an article in the October 7th edition of the Bureau of National Affairs' Lead Tax Report on the government’s decision to enter into agreements with taxpayers involved in three types of tax shelter transactions.
October 1, 2002
Willkie Welcomes New Partner in Paris Office
Marie-Hélène Raffin joins the firm as a partner in the Tax Department in the Paris office.