October 17, 2022
Weil is advising The Kroger Company, an operator of retail food and drug stores, and multi-department jewelry and convenience stores, in its merger with Albertsons Companies, Inc., a food and drug retailer operating, at the time, in 34 states and the District of Columbia in a transaction that implies an Albertson enterprise value of approximately $24.6 billion. The transaction is expected to close in early 2024, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
The Weil team advising The Kroger Company is led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner Michael J. Aiello and includes Mergers & Acquisitions partners Sachin Kohli and Megan Pendleton, Mergers & Acquisitions counsel Christina De Vuono and Mergers & Acquisitions associates Dorothy Coco, Stephanie Peterson and Kristen Stone (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The team also includes Tax Head Joseph Pari; Tax counsel Blake Bitter; Tax associates Madeline Joerg and Grant Solomon; Executive Compensation & Benefits Head Paul Wessel; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Regina Readling; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Ace Szmolyan and Amanda Nowak; Technology & IP Transactions partner Dennis Adams; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy counsel Olivia Greer; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Audrey Nicolson, David Merck, Mirish Shah, Jeeyoon Chung and Shannon Coffey; Global Finance Head Daniel Dokos; Banking & Finance counsel Jessie Chiang; Banking & Finance associates Solomon Leung and Dax Zhang; Capital Markets partner Merritt Johnson; Capital Markets associates Sakshi Sharma and Amanda Soled; Real Estate Co-Head Evan Levy; Real Estate counsel Carolyn Stoner; Real Estate associates Lucas Kilravey (Not Yet Admitted in New York) and Alexa King; Regulatory Transactions counsel John O’Loughlin and Timothy Welch; Regulatory Transactions associate Christina Carone (Admitted in New York only); Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Complex Commercial Litigation partner Chantale Fiebig; Complex Commercial Litigation associate Dan Nadratowski; Employment Litigation counsel Rebecca Sivitz; and Employment Litigation associates Lauren Kelly and Elizabeth Casey.