Debevoise Advises CF Corporation and The Blackstone Group on $1.835 Billion Acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life

24 May 2017

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising CF Corporation and The Blackstone Group, one of the world's leading investment firms, on the $1.835 billion all-cash acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.

CF Corporation is a special purpose acquisition company; its investor group includes the founders of CF Corp., Chinh E. Chu, and William P. Foley, II, funds affiliated with Blackstone, and Fidelity National Financial. Fidelity & Guaranty Life is an insurance holding company, which helps middle-income Americans prepare for retirement.

The Debevoise team is led by partner Nicholas F. Potter and includes partners Jennifer L. Chu, E. Drew Dutton, Jeffrey Ross, Kevin M. Schmidt, Peter F.G. Schuur and Scott B. Selinger and associates Christopher Anthony, Usman Arain, AJ Farkas, Risa B. Gordon, Kevin R. Grondahl, Clare K. Lascelles, Angela W. Lee, Kamal Nesfield, Lena E. Smith and Tiantian Amy Zhu.

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