July 25, 2017
Weil advised the Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) in RAI’s merger with British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT) under which BAT acquired the 57.8% of RAI it does not currently own for a $60.6 billion. The merger created the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco business. The transaction closed July 25, 2017.
The Weil team was led by Mergers and Acquisitions partner Michael Aiello and included Mergers & Acquisitions partners Matthew Gilroy and Michael Francies; Securities Litigation partners Greg Danilow and John Neuwirth; Executive Compensation & Benefits partners Paul Wessel and Sarah Downie; Technology & IP Transactions partner Charan Sandhu; Public Company Advisory Group partners Howard Dicker and Ade Heyliger; Antitrust/Competition Head Steven Newborn; Banking & Finance partner Morgan Bale; Capital Markets partner Frank Adams; Regulatory counsel Adam Safwat; Mergers & Acquisitions senior consultant Ian Hamilton and associates Renee Pristas, Jakob Deitch, Aamir Rahman and Katie Simmonds; Tax associates Lexie Maravich and Emily Cummins; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Jennifer Britz and John Kleinjan; Technology & IP Transactions associate Jennifer Yoon; Antitrust/Competition associates Robert Meyer and Leslie Roter; Banking & Finance associate Justin D. Lee; Capital Markets associate Jonathan Goltser; and Regulatory associate Dana Watts.