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April 18, 2012 3:52 PM

Three Firms Take Knology Private in $1.5 Billion Cable Deal

Alston & Bird, Hogan Lovells, and Kirkland & Ellis are advising on the $750 million all-cash acquisition, excluding debt, of broadband communications provider Knology by Wow Internet, Cable & Phone.

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04/18/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

April 17, 2012 7:10 PM

Latham, Cleary Have Deep Ties to Deals at Heart of Argentine Oil Nationalization

In addition to provoking an international imbroglio, the Argentine government's controversial move to partially nationalize YPF, the local subsidiary of Spanish oil giant Repsol, prompted The Am Law Daily to revisit Latham & Watkins's relationship with Repsol and to take a look at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Argentina connections.

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04/17/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Buyout Firm New Mountain Taps Simpson Thacher for $1.3 Billion Insurance Takeover

Private equity firm New Mountain Capital has turned to Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for counsel on a $1.3 billion deal to recapitalize and take control of AmWINS Group, the largest wholesale insurance broker in the U.S. Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson is advising AmWINS on the matter.

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04/17/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Cravath Advises IBM on $850 Million Sale of Scanner Unit to Toshiba

Big Blue has agreed to sell a division of the company that makes electronic scanners and credit card swipe machines to Toshiba Tec.

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04/17/12 Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

April 16, 2012 7:04 PM

Cheers! Debevoise and Sidley Austin Lead on $1.2 Billion Beer Deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV expands to the Caribbean by acquiring beverage giant Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana.

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04/16/12 Posted by Irene Plagianos

Paul Weiss Takes Lead on Two Private Equity Deals

The New York–based Am Law 100 firm is advising Great Wolf Resorts on its proposed acquisition by KSL Capital Partners, as well as prominent financial adviser Ric Edelman on the $258 million sale of his Edelman Financial Group to Lee Equity Partners.

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04/16/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

April 13, 2012 6:55 PM

Covington, Proskauer Advising on Sale of NBA's New Orleans Hornets

The two Am Law 100 firms that happen to boast two of the most prominent sports law practices in the country are working on a proposed $338 million sale of the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Hornets to billionaire Tom Benson, owner of the National Football League’s embattled New Orleans Saints.

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04/13/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Wilmer, Robins Kaplan Caught Up in Best Buy Probe of Ex-CEO

Best Buy, the country’s largest consumer electronic retailer, announced the resignation of CEO Brian Dunn this week, as the company's board of directors hired outside counsel to launch an investigation into allegations of personal misconduct by its former leader.

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04/13/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

Fox News Taps Epstein Becker for 'Mole' Dispute with Gawker

Media news and gossip Web site Gawker made its way into the news by publishing a series of posts by Joe Muto, a former associate producer for Fox News Channel turned network mole, earning it the legal wrath of Rupert Murdoch’s empire.

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04/13/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

April 12, 2012 6:45 PM

The Bankruptcy Files: Reddy Ice Retains DLA Piper for Restructuring, Merger

DLA Piper is advising the nation’s largest maker and distributor of packaged ice on its Chapter 11 filing, as well as a proposed merger with bankrupt rival Arctic Glacier. Other firms landing notable bankruptcy roles over the past week include Dechert, K&L Gates, and Tonkon Torp.

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04/12/12 Posted by Brian Baxter

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