US Attorney Tristram J. Coffin to Join Northern New England Law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont Tristram J. Coffin of Shelburne will leave the federal government in January and join the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

Coffin announced his plan to return to private practice earlier today, and DRM Managing Partner Paul H. Ode, Jr., later confirmed that Coffin will join DRM as a director in the Burlington office, effective Jan. 12.

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Convenience Store Giants Kangaroo Express® and Circle K Circle Up In $1.7 Billion Deal

Willkie represents The Pantry, Inc. in deal to be acquired by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

On December 18, Canadian convenience store leader Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., which operates under the Circle K banner, announced it will acquire Willkie client The Pantry, Inc., which has more than 1,500 convenience stores in the southeastern United States, including the Kangaroo Express® chain.

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Aramark Completes $840 Million Secondary Offering

The Firm represented Aramark in connection with an $840 million secondary offering, consisting of a sale by certain selling stockholders of 34,500,000 shares of common stock (including 4,500,000 shares sold pursuant to the underwriters’ full exercise of their option) at a public offering price of $28 per share.

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Paul Hastings Represents Sterling Value Add Partners II in the Formation of a $311 Million Fund

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Sterling Value Add Partners II, L.P. and its sponsor, The Sterling Organization, LLC, in the formation of a $311 million private investment fund that will focus on acquiring and managing value-add retail and mixed-use real estate investments in various target markets in the United States. The Fund held its final closing on December 9, 2014, raising capital from a diverse investor base including, among others, public and private pension funds, endowments and private foundations. Paul Hastings also represented the Fund in establishing a $75 million subscription line credit facility.

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Linklaters advises as AVR-Afvalverwerking B.V. establishes €400,000,000 Structured Secured Corporate Debt Issuance Platform

Linklaters has advised the leading banks as Dutch energy-from-waste and water treatment facility operator AVR-Afvalverwerking B.V. establishes a structured secured debt issuance platform pursuant to which AVR has raised €130,000,000 of senior term and revolving credit facilities from its relationship lenders, US$75,000,000, £16,000,000 and €197,000,000 of US private placement notes and €23,000,000 of institutional term debt by way of a European private placement. The senior debt has been rated BBB+ by Fitch and is supported by a 5-year dedicated liquidity facility.

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FaegreBD Represents Couche-Tard in $1.7 Billion Acquisition of The Pantry

Faegre Baker Daniels is representing Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (Couche-Tard) in the acquisition of The Pantry in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion including debt assumed. The companies signed a definitive merger agreement on Dec. 18, 2014, and the deal is expected to close in the first half of 2015, subject to the approval of The Pantry shareholders and customary regulatory approvals.

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Dentons adds banking regulatory partner Lloyd Winans in New York office

Dentons announced today that Lloyd Winans joined its Corporate Practice as a partner, adding significant international and domestic banking and finance regulatory experience to the Firm’s already robust capabilities and increasing its ability to advise clients from Latin America and the Caribbean. He will be resident in the Firm’s New York office.

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Xerox’s $1.05 Billion Sale of ITO Business to Atos

Atos, an international leader in digital services, and Xerox, a global business services, technology and document management company, announced their intention for Atos to purchase Xerox’s ITO business for $1.05 billion and become a primary IT provider for Xerox. Cravath represented Xerox in connection with this transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, regulatory and antitrust approvals and is expected to close in the first half of 2015.

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Cahill Represents Underwriters in $966 Million Common Stock Offering by Aramark

Cahill represented the lead underwriters in connection with the public offering of 34,500,000 shares of Common Stock of Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a leading global provider of food, facilities and uniform services, resulting in gross proceeds of $966,000,000. The selling stockholders received all of the proceeds of the sale.