Dollar Thrifty in Merger with Hertz

November 20, 2012

Cleary Gottlieb represented Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group in its acquisition by Hertz Global Holdings. The transaction received antitrust clearance by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on November 15 and the deal closed on November 20. This transaction involved multiple competing bids by Hertz and Avis over 30 months and was closely scrutinized by the FTC.

The combination of Hertz and Dollar Thrifty will create a global, multi-brand rental car leader offering customers a full range of rental options through its strong premium and value brands. Cleary Gottlieb advised Dollar Thrifty on all aspects of the transaction including the M&A, antitrust, employee benefits, litigation, tax, securities, structured finance, intellectual property, and general corporate aspects of the deal.