December 30, 2013
The Financial Times and Mergermarket have announced the winners of their 2013 European M&A Awards, picking Liberty Global’s takeover of Virgin Media as “M&A Deal of the Year” and the buyout of Douglas Holding AG by Advent International as “Private Equity Deal of the Year.” These awards are among the prestigious accolades in the M&A community in Europe, the Middle East & Africa.
Latham & Watkins advised on both deals, with cross-border teams:
- representing the initial purchasers in connection with the financing and also advising Credit Suisse as financial advisor to Liberty Global in the transaction; and
- advising Advent International, one of the world’s leading private equity firms, on the voluntary takeover offer for European retailer Douglas Holding.