The Deal Awards New York 2020 Winners

Sep. 25, 2020

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Deal of the Year

United Technologies and Raytheon merge to form aerospace giant
Target/Seller: Raytheon Co.
Investment Adviser:
Citigroup Inc.
RBC Capital Markets
Outside Counsel:
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Counsel to I-banks:
White & Case LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Proxy Solicitor:
D.F. King & Co.
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Acquirer: United Technologies Corp.
Investment Adviser:
Morgan Stanley
Evercore Inc.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Special Counsel:
Crowell & Moring LLP
Counsel to I-bank:
Covington & Burling LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Proxy Solicitor:
Georgeson LLC

Cross-border Deal of the Year

Merck KGaA prevails in bidding for Versum Materials
Target: Versum Materials Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Lazard Ltd.
Citigroup Inc.
Counsel to I-banks:
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Outside Counsel:
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Delaware Firm as Outside Counsel:
Richards, Layton & Finger PA
Special Counsel:
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Proxy Solicitor:
Innisfree M&A Inc.
PR Firm:
Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLC
Acquirer: Merck KGaA
Investment Adviser:
Guggenheim Securities LLC
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Delaware Firm as Outside Counsel:
Richards, Layton & Finger PA
PR Firm:
Kekst CNC

Dealmaker of the Year

Mark Greene, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Public Relations Firm of the Year

Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLC

Most Innovative Deal of the Year

CBS, Viacom iron out complex details to rejoin forces
Target: Viacom Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Morgan Stanley
LionTree Advisors LLC
Counsel to I-bank:
Latham & Watkins LLP
Outside Counsel:
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
PR Firm:
Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLC
Finsbury
Acquirer: CBS Corp.
Investment Adviser:
Evercore Inc.
Lazard Ltd.
Centerview Partners LLC
Moelis & Co. LLC
Counsel to I-banks:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Outside Counsel:
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Special Counsel:
Jones Day
Information Agent:
MacKenzie Partners Inc.

 

 

Specialty Awards

Private Equity Deal of the Year

Clearlake Capital and TA Associates acquire stake in DigiCert from Thoma Bravo
Target/Seller: DigiCert Inc./Thoma Bravo LLC
Investment Adviser:
Jefferies LLC
Outside Counsel:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Acquirers: Clearlake Capital Group LP and TA Associates Inc.
Investment Adviser:
UBS Investment Bank
Outside Counsel:
Sidley Austin LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
PR Firm:
Owen Blicksilver Public Relations Inc.
BackBay Communications Inc.

Restructuring Deal of the Year

Sungard Availability Services Capital sets new Chapter 11 speed record
Debtor: Sungard Availability Services Capital Inc.
Legal Counsel: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Restructuring Adviser: AlixPartners LLP
Investment Bank: Centerview Partners LLC

Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year

Robert Langdon, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Restructuring Advisory Firm of the Year

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Activist Defense Law Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Proxy Solicitor of the Year (Activist Defense)

MacKenzie Partners Inc.

Sector Awards

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Deal of the Year

Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant from Man Repeller and VMG Partners
Target/Sellers: Drunk Elephant Holdings LLC/VMG Partners and Man Repeller LLC
Investment Adviser:
Moelis & Co. LLC
Financo LLC
Outside Counsel:
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Acquirer: Shiseido Americas Corp.
Investment Adviser:
Jefferies LLC
Outside Counsel:
Jones Day
PR Firm:
Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLC

 

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Law Firm of the Year

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Investment Bank of the Year

Centerview Partners LLC

Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Dealmaker of the Year

Martin Clarke, Holland & Knight LLP

Energy & Industrials

Energy & Industrials Deal of the Year

United Technologies and Raytheon merge to form aerospace giant
Target: Raytheon Co.
Investment Adviser:
Citigroup Inc.
RBC Capital Markets
Outside Counsel:
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Counsel to I-banks:
White & Case LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Proxy Solicitor:
D.F. King & Co.
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Acquirer: United Technologies Corp.
Investment Adviser:
Morgan Stanley
Evercore Inc.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Outside Counsel:
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Special Counsel:
Crowell & Moring LLP
Counsel to I-banks:
Covington & Burling LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Proxy Solicitor:
Georgeson LLC

Energy & Industrials Law Firm of the Year

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Energy & Industrials Investment Bank of the Year

Morgan Stanley

 

Energy & Industrials Dealmaker of the Year

Peter Bowden, Jefferies LLC

Financial Services

Financial Services Deal of the Year

Invesco acquires OppenheimerFunds from MassMutual
Target/Seller: OppenheimerFunds Inc./Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Investment Adviser:
Lazard Ltd.
Counsel to I-bank:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Outside Counsel:
Dechert LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
PR Firm:
Kekst CNC
Acquirer: Invesco Ltd.
Investment Adviser:
Ardea Partners LP
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Counsel to I-bank:
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Outside Counsel:
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Financial Services Law Firm of the Year

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Financial Services Investment Bank of the Year

Jefferies LLC

Financial Services Dealmaker of the Year

William Taylor, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Deal of the Year

AbbVie buys botox maker Allergan
Target: Allergan plc
Investment Adviser:
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Evercore Inc.
Counsel to I-bank:
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Outside Counsel:
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Arthur Cox
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Gilbert & Tobin
Bennett Jones LLP
Proxy Solicitor:
MacKenzie Partners Inc.
Information Agent:
Okapi Partners LLC
PR Firm:
Sard Verbinnen & Co. LLC
Acquirer: AbbVie Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Morgan Stanley
PJT Partners Inc.
Counsel to I-banks:
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Outside Counsel:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Baker & McKenzie LLP
McCann FitzGerald
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
PR Firm:
Abernathy MacGregor Group Inc.

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Law Firm of the Year

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

 

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Investment Bank of the Year

Centerview Partners LLC

Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Dealmaker of the Year

Catherine Dargan, Covington & Burling LLP

Telecom, Media & Technology

Telecom, Media & Technology Deal of the Year

Broadcom acquires security business from Symantec creating independent NortonLifeLock
Target/Seller: Enterprise Security Business/Symantec Corp.
Investment Adviser:
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Counsel to I-bank:
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Outside Counsel:
Fenwick & West LLP
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Acquirer: Broadcom Inc.
Investment Adviser:
Credit Suisse Group
Barclays
RBC Capital Markets
Morgan Stanley
Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Outside Counsel:
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Cooley LLP
Special Counsel:
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
PR Firm:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

Telecom, Media & Technology Law Firm of the Year

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Telecom, Media & Technology Investment Bank of the Year

Evercore Partners Inc.

Telecom, Media & Technology Dealmaker of the Year

Sue Meng, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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