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Weil Advised on Sale of National Vision by Berkshire Partners

Weil advised Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, and National Vision Inc. (NVI), the leading independent value retailer of eyeglasses and contact lenses, in KKR’s acquisition of NVI from Berkshire Partners. The transaction closed on March 17, 2014.

The Weil team that advised Berkshire Partners and National Vision on the transaction included Corporate partners David Duffell and Shayla Harlev (Boston), who led the deal team, and Corporate associates Matt Goulding, Jakub A. Wronski, Kelly Wagner, Matthew Loecker, and Benton B. Bodamer (all from Boston); Banking & Finance partner Andrew J. Yoon (New York) and associate Benton Lewis (Dallas); Tax partner Mark Schwed (New York) and associate Tara M. Lancaster (Dallas); Environmental Transactions partner Annemargaret Connolly and counsel Matthew Morton (both from Washington, DC); Litigation partner Patrick J. O’Toole (Boston); Executive Compensation partner Michael Nissan, counsel Steven M. Margolis, and associate Joshua Gelfand (all from New York); Regulatory counsel John B. O’Loughlin (Washington, DC); and Antitrust/Competition counsel Vadim Brusser (Washington, DC).

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