M&A Antitrust Counseling

Datalogic IPTECH, s.r.l., in the $600 million acquisition of Intermec by Honeywell, both manufacturers of 2D scan engines, resulting in a consent order requiring Honeywell and Intermec to license their 2D scan engine patents to Datalogic, as well as a worldwide covenant not to sue for 12 years.

Annie’s, Inc., a natural and organic food company with a widely recognized brand, before the FTC in its $820 million sale to General Mills, Inc. to join General Mills’ U.S. natural and organic products portfolio.

Bowlmor AMF, the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, in its acquisition of Brunswick Corporation’s bowling center business, including 85 centers in the U.S. and Canada, for $270 million.

Continuum Health Partners before the FTC in its merger with Mt. Sinai Medical Center, creating the largest health care system in New York City, and one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the country.

Tyman Plc, a London-based building product supplier, before the Federal Trade Commission in its $200 million acquisition of Truth Hardware Corp. of Minnesota, from its parent company Melrose Industries PLC, a London investment firm.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. in securing antitrust clearance for its $554 million acquisition of Cost Plus, Inc.

Hexpol A.B., the world's largest rubber compounder, in securing antitrust clearance for its $89.2 million acquisition of Robbins Holdings Inc., one of its biggest rivals.

Accor S.A. in securing antitrust clearance for its $1.9 billion sale of its United States Economy Hotels Division (including Motel 6 and Studio 6) to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII.

CBS in securing antitrust clearance for its joint venture with Warner Bros Entertainment to form the CW Network; and in securing antitrust clearance for its $1.525 billion sale of its Power Generation business to Siemens AG; and in securing antitrust clearance for its $6.5 billion purchase of Outdoor Systems Inc. Obtained antitrust clearance after negotiating a favorable settlement with DOJ.

Simmons Company, a portfolio company of THL Partners, in securing antitrust clearance for its $758 million sale to Ares Management and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

GAF in securing antitrust clearance for its joint venture with Johns Manville.

Dresser Industries in securing antitrust clearance for its $7.7 billion sale to Halliburton Co.

General Electric Co. in securing antitrust clearance for the formation of its $8 billion global finance joint venture with Mubadala Development Co.

UnitedHealth Group in securing antitrust clearance for its approximately $8.1 billion merger with PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. Obtained antitrust clearance after negotiating a favorable settlement with DOJ; and in securing antitrust clearance for its $2.95 billion acquisition of Mid Atlantic Medical Services.

SF Holdings Group, Inc./Sweetheart Cup in securing antitrust clearance for its sale to Solo Cup Co.

Millennium Chemicals Inc. in securing antitrust clearance for its $2.3 billion sale to Lyondell Chemical Company.