Mergers and acquisitions

Author: | Published: 1 Jul 2005
Mark Easton, O'Melveny & Myers
Lee Meyerson, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw and O'Melveny & Myers advised on ProLogis' acquisition of fellow real estate investment trust Catellus Development Corporation. The deal is valued at about $4.9 billion, including assumed debts and transaction costs. Mayer Brown partners Michael Blair and Michael Murray led the team advising ProLogis on the deal. Mark Easton of O'Melveny's Los Angeles office acted for Catellus.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz acted on the latest round of consolidation in the US financial services industry, working on Washington Mutual's planned acquisition of Providian Financial. Washington Mutual will pay about $6.45 billion for Providian, in a deal that helps the bank move into the credit card sector. Simpson Thacher's Lee Meyerson acted for Seattle-based Washington Mutual, while Craig Wasserman was among...