November 12, 2021
On November 8, 2021, Newcrest Mining Limited (“Newcrest”) announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Pretium Resources Inc. (“Pretivm”) that it does not already own by way of a Canadian Plan of Arrangement. Pretivm is the owner of the Brucejack operation in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia, Canada. The total consideration offered values all of the outstanding common shares of Pretivm at approximately $2.8 billion, on an undiluted basis. Pretivm shareholders will be able to elect either C$18.50 in cash or 0.80847 Newcrest shares per Pretivm share, subject to proration and an aggregate cap of 50% cash and 50% Newcrest shares. Pretivm shareholders who do not elect cash or Newcrest shares (subject to proration) will receive default consideration of C$9.25 per Pretivm share in cash and 0.40427 Newcrest shares per Pretivm share. Cravath is representing Newcrest as U.S. counsel in connection with the transaction.
The Cravath team is led by partners George A. Stephanakis and Richard Hall and includes European counsel Virginie Marier and associates Nicoleta D. Lupea and Kristina Klem on M&A matters and partner Eric W. Hilfers and associate Christopher C. Gonnella on executive compensation and benefits matters.
Deals & Cases
October 17, 2023
On October 17, 2023, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (“Thermo Fisher”), the world leader in serving science, and Olink Holding AB (publ) (“Olink”), a leading provider of next generation proteomics solutions, announced that their respective boards of directors have approved Thermo Fisher’s proposal to acquire Olink for $26.00 per common share in cash, representing $26.00 per American Depositary Share in cash. Thermo Fisher will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding Olink common shares and all of the American Depositary Shares. The transaction values Olink at approximately $3.1 billion which includes net cash of approximately $143 million. Cravath is representing Thermo Fisher in connection with the transaction.
Deals & Cases
October 16, 2023
On October 16, 2023, Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (“Consolidated Communications”), a top 10 fiber provider in the United States, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. (“Searchlight”) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (“BCI”) in an all‑cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.1 billion, including the assumption of debt. Under the terms of the agreement, Searchlight and BCI will acquire all of the Consolidated common stock not already owned by Searchlight for $4.70 per share in cash. The proposed transaction has been unanimously approved by a special committee of independent and disinterested directors of Consolidated Communications’ Board of Directors (the “Special Committee”), advised by independent legal and financial advisors, formed to evaluate and consider the proposal and other potential strategic alternatives. The Board of Directors of Consolidated Communications, following recusals of directors affiliated with Searchlight and BCI, has approved the proposed transaction on the unanimous recommendation of the Special Committee. Cravath is representing the Special Committee in connection with the transaction.
Deals & Cases
October 02, 2023
On September 21, 2023, Cisco, a leading global technology company, and Splunk, a cybersecurity and observability leader, announced a definitive agreement under which Cisco intends to acquire Splunk for $157 per share in cash, representing approximately $28 billion in equity value. Cravath is representing Cisco on regulatory matters in connection with the transaction.
Deals & Cases
September 18, 2023
On September 18, 2023, OMERS Private Equity announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Knight Commercial, a leading provider of commercial restoration services. Cravath is representing OMERS Private Equity in connection with the transaction.
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