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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

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Kevin Lavin - Arnold & Porter

Within: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Arnold & Porter's M&A practice includes advising strategic and financial buyers and sellers on mergers, stock, asset and whole-business acquisitions, LBOs and tender offers; it is best known for large and complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including deals in the US for Canadian clients, while the firm's San Francisco office has a significant China inbound and outbound practice. Other areas of strength are acting for life sciences and pharmaceutical companies and assisting with technology transactions; advising private equity firms on middle-market M&A transactions; and the firm also fields lawyers with key experience in regulatory matters, IP, employment, tax, environmental law, real estate, antitrust and litigation. The client list includes American Securities, BlueMountain Capital Management, Novartis and Pfizer. It acted for Sandoz, the generics division of pharmaceutical company Novartis, on the divestment of selected portions of its US portfolio to Aurobindo Pharma USA; advised longstanding private equity client American Securities on the sale of ASP Unifrax Holdings, known for high-temperature thermal management applications, to an affiliate of Clearlake Capital Group; and assisted Koepon Holding, a private Netherlands-based company involved in cattle artificial insemination genetics and farm management information, with its combination with Wisconsin-based Cooperative Resources. It also advised Celestica, which is known for design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for innovative companies, on its agreement to acquire Impakt Holdings for approximately $329m. The co-corporate and finance group chairs are Emanuel Cherney and Washington DC’s Kevin Lavin, while San Francisco-based Edward Deibert and Derek Stoldt co-head the M&A practice. Other highly rated individuals are Nick O’Keefe in Silicon Valley, Steven Kaplan and Matthew Owens in Washington DC, Robert Azarow, who heads the firm’s financial institutions M&A practice, co-private equity heads Stephen Koval and Andrew Varner in Washington DC, Lowell Dashefsky, Thomas Yadlon, Ronald Levine II in Denver, and Canada practice head and senior counsel Joel Greenberg. Attorneys listed are in New York unless otherwise stated.

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Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Arnold & Porter operates primarily in the mid-market, though acts in larger-cap deals too for marquee clients such as American Securities and Onex. Castle Harlan has joined a client portfolio that includes DC Capital Partners, Endeavor Capital, EQT Partners, JW Childs Equity Partners and Halifax Capital Partners. In addition, the firm also advises independent sponsors, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and hedge funds on private equity-style investments. The team advised American Securities on the sale of Unifrax to Clearlake Capital Group. Emanuel Cherney is close to American Securities and Joel Greenberg has a strong connection to Onex. Stephen Koval and is also recommended, as are Kevin Lavin and Andrew Varner - unlike the rest of the team, who are based in New York, Lavin and Varner are based in Washington DC.

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