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Crestview Portfolio Company to Be Acquired by Cott for $1.25 Billion

As reported in The New York Times, Reuters and other media outlets, Paul, Weiss client DS Services Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Crestview Partners, announced that its parent company, DSS Group, Inc., has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Cott Corporation for approximately $1.25 billion, including the assumption of debt and the issuance of preferred shares to Crestview Partners and other selling shareholders. The transaction is expected to close by the end of January 2015.

The Paul, Weiss team acting as legal advisor to DSS included corporate partners Neil Goldman, Kenneth Schneider, Monica Thurmond and John Kennedy and counsel Didier Malaquin; employee benefits partner Andrew Gaines; tax partner Richard Bronstein; and environmental counsel William O'Brien.

November 6, 2014

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