Cleary Gottlieb Counsel in Five of The Deal’s “M&A Deals of the Year”

January 30, 2012

Cleary Gottlieb advised on five of The Deal’s “M&A Deals of the Year” for 2011. The results were reported in the January issue of the magazine.

The award-winning deals are:

Dexia’s rescue and breakup. (Cleary Gottlieb represented Dexia.)

Nortel Networks’ sale of its patent portfolio. (Cleary Gottlieb represented Nortel.)

Google’s proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility. (Cleary Gottlieb is representing Google.)

Bank of America’s sale of $30 billion in assets. (Cleary Gottlieb represented Bank of America in its $8.3 billion sale of shares in China Construction Bank.)

Grupo Bimbo’s acquisition of Sara Lee’s bakery assets. (Cleary Gottlieb represented Grupo Bimbo.)

The “M&A Deals of the Year” are chosen by the magazine’s editors, who consider the extent to which the transactions exhibit “dealcraft,” taking into account the difficulty, complexity, innovation and creativity involved in closing a deal.

The Deal is one of the world’s leading publications for corporate and financial dealmakers, advisers, intermediaries and investors, providing news and analysis of transactions, regulations and business trends from around the globe.