Merger Clearance Services | McDermott Lawyers

Merger Clearance


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McDermott’s global antitrust and competition team has extensive experience in all facets of the merger review process. We understand the concerns of business leaders and regulators alike across the world and have a reputation for success in even the most difficult, complex deals.

Companies need to navigate multiple regulatory regimes to complete their M&A transactions, including antitrust reviews, foreign investment notifications and foreign subsidies regulation. McDermott’s practical, efficient advice helps clients navigate these regimes and delivers successful outcomes to get their deals closed. With lawyers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Belgium, our team prepares our clients for merger regulatory trends and new regimes.

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  • Advised PerkinElmer on the antitrust and FDI filings for its $2.45 billion sale of its Applied, Food and Enterprise Services businesses to New Mountain Capital. This matter required FDI filings in seven jurisdictions and merger filings in three jurisdictions
  • Advised Bemis Company, Inc. in its $6.8 billion acquisition by Amcor Ltd., creating the largest flexible packaging firm in the world. This transaction required merger control filings in 15 jurisdictions across the globe and divestitures in the United States and the European Union to obtain antitrust clearance
  • Advised JAB Holdings/Coty on its $12.5 billion acquisition of P&G’s fragrance, hair care and cosmetics business (43 brands, including CoverGirl), which required antitrust filings and/or advocacy that we captained in the United States, Canada and Mexico

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