Gibson Dunn Transactions Named Private Equity Deal of the Year and Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Deal of the Year by The Deal

June 20, 2019

The Deal named “Veritas Capital Fund Management LLC and Evergreen Coast Capital Corp. take athenahealth Inc. private” as its Private Equity Deal of the Year. Gibson Dunn was counsel to the investor Group. The Gibson Dunn team included New York partners Richard Birns, Aaron Adams and Eric Sloan. The Deal also recognized Gibson Dunn when naming “PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) acquires carbonated beverage specialist SodaStream International Inc.” as its Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Deal of the Year. Gibson Dunn represented PepsiCo Inc. and the team was led by New York partners Barbara Becker and Saee Muzumdar. The awards were announced on June 20, 2019.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Private Equity Practice represents many of the largest and most active financial sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and other investor groups around the world. We provide a full-service solution to our private equity clients.  We handle deals ranging from venture and growth capital transactions through multibillion-dollar club deals.  In close coordination with lawyers in other Gibson Dunn practice areas, we provide a comprehensive service including: due diligence and compliance; deal negotiation, documentation and execution; tax structuring; acquisition finance; corporate governance and management equity.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group is an international leader in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, proxy contests and joint ventures.  Our lawyers deliver sophisticated judgment, technical excellence, creative solutions, and vast market knowledge to each transaction entrusted to us. Our M&A clients include public and private companies, ranging from Fortune 100 and multinational corporations to smaller companies; private equity firms; boards of directors and special committees; selling shareholders; management teams; and financial advisors.  Clients also regularly enlist Gibson Dunn to provide advice regarding takeover preparedness and the implementation of defensive measures.