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Paul, Weiss Ranked #1 in Private Equity by MergerMarket

As reported by MergerMarket in its quarterly league tables, Paul, Weiss ranked first in both global and U.S. private equity buyouts by deal value in the second quarter of 2016.

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Apollo Funds Acquire ADT for $15 Billion

Paul, Weiss advised funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC on a recently completed merger with ADT Corporation.

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KPS to Sell Anchor Glass for More Than $1 Billion

Paul, Weiss client KPS Capital Partners LP announced on November 2 the sale of its portfolio company Anchor Glass Container Corporation to BA Glass B.V. and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.

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OTTP and Providence Equity Partners Sell Ascend Learning to Blackstone and CPPIB

Paul, Weiss is representing the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTTP) in its sale, alongside Providence Equity Partners, of education software company Ascend Learning, LLC.

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Estée Lauder to Acquire Too Faced Cosmetics for $1.45 Billion

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. announced that it will acquire Paul, Weiss client Too Faced Cosmetics, LLC, a feminine makeup brand and General Atlantic portfolio company for approximately $1.45 billion.

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Oak Hill to Acquire Checkers Drive-In Restaurants

As reported in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and other media outlets, Paul, Weiss is acting for Oak Hill Capital Partners in its acquisition of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. from Sentinel Capital Partners.

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Electrical Components International to Acquire Fargo Assembly Company

Paul, Weiss is representing Electrical Components International, Inc. (ECI), a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, in its agreement to acquire Fargo Assembly Company and certain of its affiliates.

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Wellspring Capital Acquires Hoffmaster

Paul, Weiss represented Wellspring Capital Management LLC in its acquisition of Hoffmaster Group, a leading North American manufacturer of disposable tableware, from Metalmark Capital Holdings LLC. 

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Metropoulos and Utz to Form Strategic Partnership

Paul, Weiss advised Metropoulos & Co., the family-owned investment firm specializing in iconic American brands and assets, in the formation of a strategic partnership with Utz Quality Foods, LLC.

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Roark Capital Takes Majority Stake in Jimmy John’s

Paul, Weiss is representing an affiliate of Roark Capital Group in its agreement to acquire a majority interest in Jimmy John's Sandwiches, one of the largest and fastest-growing fast-casual restaurant brands in the U.S. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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