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After Strategic Review, American Capital to Sell to Ares Capital

Skadden is advising American Capital, Ltd. on two transactions valued at over $4 billion.


Skadden Named Best US Corporate Law Firm for 16th Straight Year

For 16 consecutive years — every year the rankings have been published — Skadden has been named the top U.S. law firm in Corporate Board Member magazine's annual survey of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms" (May 2016).


Client Wins Dismissal in 'Step Down' Tender Offer Litigation

Skadden represented Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and Sun Merger Sub., Inc. in litigation arising out of Valeant's $13 billion acquisition of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. Valeant's all-cash tender offer contained a "step down" provision, in which all stockholders would receive a lower price per share if a majority of shares did not tender by a certain date.


Baihe, LoveWorld and FutureWorld Acquire

Skadden acted as U.S. legal adviser to the buyer group, comprised of Baihe Network Co., Ltd., LoveWorld Inc. and FutureWorld Inc., in the acquisition of International Ltd., China's largest online dating platform.


The Middleby Corporation Acquires Follett Corporation

Skadden is advising The Middleby Corporation on its acquisition of Follett Corporation.


Corning International, K.K. Reaches Plea Agreement With DOJ

Skadden represented Corning International, Kabushiki Kaisha (CIKK), a Japanese subsidiary of Corning Incorporated, in resolving a four-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, into the pricing of certain automotive products.


Ambev to Exchange Latin American Businesses With Anheuser-Busch InBev

Skadden is advising Ambev S.A. on the transfer of its beer businesses in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV.


F.I.L.A. Acquires Canson

Skadden is advising Italy's F.I.L.A. (Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A.) on its unilateral, irrevocable offer to acquire France's Canson from the Hamelin Group.


MassMutual Wins Appellate Victory in Challenge to Proxy Statement

Skadden secured an appellate victory on behalf of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) in a putative class action challenging MassMutual's proxy statement regarding a proposed bylaw amendment on the alleged ground that the statement did not include potential negative consequences of the amendment.


JAB Beech to Acquire Krispy Kreme

The Firm is advising JAB Beech Inc., an indirect, controlled subsidiary of JAB Holding Company, in JAB Beech's $1.35 billion acquisition of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.