Firm Advises Cobalt in Merger with ADP

July 8, 2010

Cobalt Holding Company, a leading provider of automotive marketing services, agrees to be acquired by Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

On July 1, Willkie client Cobalt Holding Company entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Automatic Data Processing, Inc., the leading provider of HR, payroll, and benefits administration services. Cobalt is a leading provider of automotive marketing services, and is majority owned by Warburg Pincus. The deal was handled by partners Steven Gartner, Thomas Meloro, Frank Daniele, Francis Buono, Christopher Peters and Russell Leaf, and associates Stephen O'Connor, Delano Ladd, Marshall Silver, Katie Calabrese, Karen Henein, Fara Sunderji, Steve Rosenzweig and Amanda Granacher.