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Arnold & Porter's $66 Billion Monsanto Deal Wins 'M&A Deal of the Year' at 2019 IFLR Americas Awards

May 22, 2019

Arnold & Porter's work for Monsanto on its acquisition by Bayer was named "M&A Deal of the Year" at the 2019 IFLR Americas Awards. Arnold & Porter advised on the merger control aspects of the $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto.

The fourteenth annual IFLR Americas Awards recognized the "most legally innovative transactions closed in the continent during 2018" and considered the Monsanto acquisition as a deal featuring "multiple distinct innovations." IFLR highlighted the deal as "the largest completed all-cash takeover in history, the largest ever acquisition of an American company by a foreign buyer and the largest ever M&A transaction by a German company."

Arnold & Porter's Financial Services Regulatory team was also shortlisted as an IFLR Americas "Team of the Year;" IFLR applauded the team's "innovative work" in regulatory technology, cybersecurity, and fintech.

The Arnold & Porter transaction team included Antitrust/Competition partners Jonathan Gleklen, Axel Gutermuth, Debbie Feinstein, Pete Levitas, and counsel Barbara Wootton