Representation of Greatbatch in $1.7 Billion Acquisition
A team of Hodgson Russ attorneys led by John J. Zak represented long-time client, Greatbatch Inc. (NYSE:GB), in a $1.7 billion acquisition of Lake Region Medical, a privately held portfolio company of KKR. The purchase price consisted of cash (including assumed debt) and unregistered shares of Greatbatch common stock. Financing was through a bank/bond package, consisting of a $1.6 billion credit facility (TLA/TLB/ revolver) and $360 million of senior notes offered under Rule 144A. Hodgson Russ counseled on every aspect of the transaction, performing U.S. and supervising international due diligence; negotiating the merger agreement and related acquisition documentation; advising on U.S. competition law matters, including preparing Hart-Scott-Rodino and related foreign filings; negotiating the bank credit facility and heading the high-yield note offering; and advising on executive compensation and employment law aspects of the transaction.
The Hodgson Russ team consisted of attorneys Craig M. Fischer, Cristin L. Murray, Matthew R. Scherer, and David G. Reed (securities regulation and corporate compliance); Ronald J. Battaglia, Jr. and Robert B. Fleming, Jr. (antitrust and trade regulation); Christofer C. Fattey, Timothy Ho, and Kimberly Sayoc (banking and finance); Ryan M. Murphy and Richard W. Kaiser (employee benefits); Peter C. Godfrey, Melanie J. Beardsley, and Jeffrey Same (labor and employment); and Michael J. Hecker (environmental); and paralegals Courtney Scanlon, Deborah Kalstek, and Betsy Mills.