Mergers and acquisitions

Author: | Published: 1 Dec 2005

Shearman & Sterling and Latham & Watkins were the lead transaction counsel as private company Koch Industries agreed to buy Georgia-Pacific for $13.2 billion. The deal will take place through Koch Forest Products, a wholly owned Koch subsidiary, and will have a total transaction value of $21 billion, including debt. Citigroup will provide debt financing to Koch for the acquisition. Partner Creighton Condon led the Shearman team advising Koch on the deal. King & Spalding partners William Baxley and William Holby in Atlanta and Anthony Rothermel in New York advised Koch on corporate governance, due diligence and Georgia law issues. Mark Gerstein and John Sorkin of Latham & Watkins represented Georgia-Pacific.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati were the lead legal advisers on Silver Lake Partners' $1.2 billion bid to acquire Serena Software. Silver Lake is a private equity firm focusing on the technology...