Consortium of Investors in $11.4 Billion Acquisition of Biomet, Inc.

September 25, 2007

Cleary Gottlieb represented a consortium of private equity investors including the Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and Texas Pacific Group in connection with the $11.4 billion leveraged acquisition of Biomet, Inc. The acquisition was announced on December 18, 2006.

Biomet is an Indiana-based company that designs, manufactures and markets orthopedic devices such as artificial knees and hips.