Corporate Partner Joe Daniels Joins Sheppard Mullin New York

Joseph F. Daniels has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s New York office as a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice group. Daniels joins from Loeb & Loeb.

“We are very pleased to welcome Joe, who brings additional emerging company and venture capital expertise to our New York offices. His transactional practice mix, which includes VC financings, M&A, public offerings and buyouts, is both complementary and supplementary to our existing capabilities,” said Jon W. Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin.

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Evan L. Greebel and Kathleen H. Moriarty Join Kaye Scholer’s Corporate Practice as Partners

Evan L. Greebel and Kathleen H. Moriarty have joined Kaye Scholer LLP’s New York office as Partners in the firm’s Corporate Department. Greebel focuses his practice on M&A and Private Equity, with significant experience in the Life Sciences industry, and Moriarty focuses on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and financial services regulation. In addition, they have jointly developed a leading practice in the emerging virtual currency space.

“Evan and Kathleen further enhance our core strengths in the Financial Services sector and transactional practices, as well as expand our offerings into innovative new areas” said Kaye Scholer’s Managing Partner Mike Solow. “We’re pleased to offer our clients these augmented resources and capabilities.”

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Paul Hastings Continues Finance Growth with Structured Finance Partner Additions in New York and Washington, DC

New York and Washington, DC-Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that two leading Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) and Structured Finance partners will join the firm, as it continues to bolster its Finance and Corporate practices across key markets in the United States, as well as in London and Hong Kong. Scott Faga and Eugene Ferrer join the firm from Ashurst LLP, where Mr. Faga was Global Co-Head of the Securities and Derivatives Group and Mr. Ferrer was Managing Partner for the U.S. offices. Mr. Faga is based in Washington, DC, and Mr. Ferrer is based in New York, and join Paul Hastings with a highly experienced team of lawyers including Nicole Skalla and Brian Whaley.

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Element’s $6.9 Billion Acquisition of GE Capital’s Fleet Management Operations

On June 29, 2015, Element Financial Corporation, one of North America’s leading fleet management and equipment finance companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with GE to acquire GE Capital’s fleet management operations in the United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for an all-cash purchase price of approximately $6.9 billion. Upon closing of the transaction, Element’s combined fleet management operations will include more than one million vehicles under contract.

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Leading M&A Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in New York

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Thomas W. Christopher has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of its Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Christopher brings almost 30 years of experience advising multinational companies, special committees and financial advisors in negotiated and hostile public M&A transactions. He has also built a strong reputation in corporate governance matters, including shareholder activism and takeover defense matters.

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AerCap Ireland Capital Limited and AerCap Global Aviation Trust’s $1 Billion Registered Debt Offering

Cravath represented AerCap Ireland Capital Limited and AerCap Global Aviation Trust in connection with their US$1 billion registered debt offering. AerCap Ireland Capital Limited and AerCap Global Aviation Trust are wholly owned subsidiaries of AerCap Holdings N.V., the world’s largest independent aircraft leasing company. The transaction closed on June 25, 2015.

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Delhaize Group’s $29 Billion Merger with Royal Ahold

On June 24, 2015, leading international food retailers Delhaize Group and Royal Ahold N.V. announced that they have entered into an agreement to merge in a transaction that will create a combined company, Ahold Delhaize, valued at approximately $29 billion based on their closing share prices on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Cravath is representing Delhaize in connection with this transaction. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each Delhaize shareholder will receive 4.75 Ahold ordinary shares for each Delhaize ordinary share.

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Brant Maller Moves to Winston & Strawn

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that Brant Maller has joined the firm’s New York office. Mr. Maller’s practice focuses on representing investors of institutional capital in alternative asset classes, including private equity, hedge fund, real estate, and real assets. Independently, Mr. Maller will also continue his work with Alternative Investments Forum (AIF), an independent economic think tank focusing on institutional investment policy. AIF’s mission is to foster education, communication, and information exchange among the largest institutional investors globally.

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Former NY State AG’s Charities Bureau Chief Jason Lilien Joins Loeb & Loeb in New York

Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Jason R. Lilien, a former Bureau Chief of the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, has joined the firm’s nationally-recognized Charitable Giving and Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice as a partner in the New York office. Lilien’s arrival follows the recent expansion of Loeb & Loeb’s tax-exempt organizations practice with the addition of partners Marcus S. Owens, former director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division, and Diara M. Holmes who joined the firm in March.

“Following on the heels of the arrival of Marc and Diara in the firm’s D.C. office, Jason’s move further solidifies Loeb’s position as the preeminent law firm in the nonprofit and exempt organizations field,” said Loeb & Loeb Chairman Michael D. Beck. “With a former New York AG official and a former IRS official on our esteemed bench, we are able to offer our nonprofit clients a truly unparalleled service platform.”

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Welch Allyn’s $2.05 Billion Acquisition by Hill‑Rom

On June 17, 2015, two of the world’s leading healthcare technology companies, Hill‑Rom Holdings, Inc. and privately held Welch Allyn, Inc., announced that the Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Hill‑Rom will acquire Welch Allyn for approximately $2.05 billion in cash and stock. Cravath represented Welch Allyn in connection with this transaction.

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