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Metropoulos & Co. Acquires Pabst Brewing Company

Our client Metropoulos & Co., a leading investor in and manager of branded consumer products, announced on June 25 that it has acquired Pabst Brewing Company, North America's largest privately held brewing company. Pabst Brewing Company has been in business since 1844 and generates annual sales in excess of $500 million. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Paul, Weiss team representing Metropoulos included corporate partners Eric Goodison, Chuck Googe, Bob Hirsh, Jeff Marell and Bob Zochowski, counsel Didier Malaquin, and associates Ted Ackerman, Sebastian Chan, David Epstein, Dorian Fogel, Danijela Gazibara, Zoe Hilden, Justin Pines, Andrea Quek, Rachel Rivkind, Wendi Sklaver, Justin Winegar and Ines Wu; tax partner Jeff Samuels and associate John Hynes; employee benefits partner Larry Witdorchic and associates Judy Hensley and Verity Rees; real estate partner Peter Fisch and associate Lesley Horton; and environmental counsel Bill O'Brien. Corporate paralegals Tim Carney, Caroline Lyons, Hilary Ranucci, Brooke Spiegel and Jessica Zhao, and summer associates William King and Charles Wolf also assisted in the matter.

June 28, 2010

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