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United Capital Partners Sells Stake in VK.Com to Mail.Ru

Skadden is representing United Capital Partners Group in the $1.47 billion sale of a 48.01 percent stake in VK.Com Limited to Mail.Ru Group Limited.


SMBC to Acquire Nearly 20 Percent Stake in The Bank of East Asia

Skadden is representing Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., in its proposed acquisition of a 9.5 percent stake in The Bank of East Asia, Limited.


Select Income REIT to Acquire Cole Corporate Income Trust

Skadden is advising Select Income REIT in its $3 billion acquisition of the outstanding common stock of Cole Corporate Income Trust.


Compuware Corporation to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo

Skadden is advising Compuware Corporation in its $2.5 billion acquisition by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC.


Burger King to Merge With Tim Hortons

Skadden is advising Citigroup as the financial advisor to Tim Hortons Inc. in its definitive combination agreement with Burger King.


Federal Court Dismisses Estée Lauder Advertising Suit

Skadden secured the dismissal of an amended class action complaint alleging consumer fraud violations by firm client Estée Lauder and challenging advertising claims for the company's Advanced Night Repair products.


Dynegy to Acquire Assets From Energy Capital Partners

Skadden represented Houston-based independent power generator Dynegy Inc. in its $3.25 billion acquisition of EquiPower Resources Corp. and Brayton Point from private equity firm Energy Capital Partners.


Merrill Lynch Secures Judgment on the Pleadings in RMBS Suit

Skadden secured a judgment on the pleadings in favor of Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc. in a lawsuit brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on behalf of defunct Guaranty Bank concerning residential mortgage-backed securities Guaranty purchased from Merrill Lynch as well as numerous other banks also named as defendants.


Sensata to Acquire Schrader International

Skadden is advising Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. in the $1 billion acquisition by its wholly owned indirect subsidiary Sensata Technologies B.V. of the Schrader group of companies from Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC.


Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Suit Over Porsche-VW Takeover

Skadden represented the former chief executive officer of Porsche Automobil Holding SE in the dismissal of billions of dollars of claims brought against him, Porsche and other former officers and directors by several dozen hedge funds alleging misrepresentations and market manipulation in connection with Porsche's alleged attempted takeover of Volkswagen AG.