At this year’s Deal Awards, sponsored by The Deal, Debevoise was recognized for Most Outstanding Deal of the Year and for Most Outstanding Debt Financing of the Year.
- A team led by M&A partners Jonathan Levitsky, Sue Meng and Jeffrey Rosen was recognized for Most Outstanding Deal of the Year for advising Discovery in its acquisition of WarnerMedia from AT&T. The deal, which was structured as a Reverse Morris Trust transaction, was the largest deal of 2021, valuing the combined entity at approximately $130 billion.
- A team led by finance partners Ryan Rafferty and Jeffrey Ross was recognized for Most Outstanding Debt Financing of the Year for advising Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation in the financing aspects of its $16.5 billion all-cash acquisition of Citrix Systems.
Consistently ranked among the leading M&A firms, Debevoise’s M&A Group was awarded “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 for the size, complexity and significance of the deals it worked on in 2021. The Group is one of the handful of true advisors of choice to the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms on the most complex, highest-stakes deals in the market. The practice offers clients sophisticated and market-wise teams in both public and private M&A, regularly develops innovative structures and approaches, and deals smoothly and effectively with associated shareholder and governance issues, activist challenges and related litigation.
Debevoise is ranked as a leading firm in Finance. The Finance Group invests in its clients, developing a deep understanding of their business models, their needs and objectives, and their tolerance for risk and complexity. Pragmatic, flexible, fast and responsive, the team delivers innovative solutions and flawless execution, allowing clients to take advantage of market windows and employ innovative techniques.