(March 29, 2012, Weil News)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was recognized at the International Financial Law Review
(IFLR) 2012 Americas Awards in New York on March 29, receiving M&A Deal of the Year and Private Equity Deal of the Year. The annual awards honor the most innovative deals of the year in the Americas.
Weil received M&A Deal of the Year for its representation of Apple, a member of Rockstar Bidco, a consortium whose members also include EMC Corp., LM Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony, in the winning $4.5 billion section 363 auction bid for then-bankrupt Nortel Network’s portfolio of 6,000 patents and patent applications covering a range of wired, wireless and digital communication technologies.
Weil also was recognized with Private Equity Deal of the Year for its role representing Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity in their acquisition of Canada-based Husky International
, a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. This is the second year in a row that Weil has received IFLR’s Private Equity Deal of the Year award