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Roto‑Rooter's Acquisition of HSW's Franchise Operations and Western Drain Supply

On August 5, 2019, Roto‑Rooter Services Company (“Roto‑Rooter”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chemed Corporation (“Chemed”), announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of HSW RR, Inc.’s (“HSW”) franchise operations and Western Drain Supply. HSW is Roto‑Rooter’s largest independent franchise operator. Cravath is representing Chemed in connection with the transaction.

The Cravath team is led by partner Thomas E. Dunn and includes associate Joshua Ayal on M&A matters; partner J. Leonard Teti II and associates Richard Bohm and Jiyeon K. Barta on tax matters; partner Jennifer S. Conway and associates Daniel P. Herrmann, Jana I. Hymowitz and Anna Mikaelyan on executive compensation and benefits matters; partner David J. Kappos on intellectual property matters; partner Matthew Morreale and senior attorney Annmarie M. Terraciano on environmental matters; senior attorney Jesse M. Weiss and practice area attorney Kate F.Stamell on regulatory matters; and senior attorney Joyce Law and practice area attorneys Brian M. Budnick and Laurel R. Berkowitz on real estate matters. Ryan J. Wichtowski also worked on intellectual property matters, and summer associate Peter Kim worked on M&A matters.