TPG in $5.9 Billion Acquisition of IMS Health Incorporated

February 26, 2010

Cleary Gottlieb represented TPG in connection with its $5.9 billion leveraged acquisition, together with CPP Investment Board Private Holdings and Leonard Green & Partners, of IMS Health Incorporated, which closed on February 26. The deal is one of the largest leveraged buyouts completed since the onset of the financial crisis. Cleary Gottlieb advised TPG on intra-consortium matters and advised the consortium on European competition law matters.

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