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Kirkland & Ellis Advises Bolthouse Farms in $1.55 Billion Acquisition by The Campbell Soup Company

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Bolthouse Farms in a $1.55 billion sale to Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB). The deal is led by corporate partners Michael Paley and Tana Ryan, with tax partners Bill Welke and Rachel Cantor.

According to The Am Law Daily, "The deal represents the sixth transaction that Kirkland has worked on in the past week, with the value of the combined deals topping $10 billion. The firm also announced Monday that it is advising currency trading system FX Alliance Inc. on its $616 million acquisition by Thomson Reuters Corp. Also in the past week, Kirkland has advised Bristol-Myers Squibb Company on its $7 billion acquisition of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, as well as Sunoco on a joint venture with The Carlyle Group to form Philadelphia Energy Solutions. Kirkland client Corporate Executive Board Company announced last week that it will pay $660 million to purchase talent analyst SHL Group, while Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. also turned to the firm for legal advice on its agreement to enter a strategic alliance with BlackRock in connection with the money manager's purchase of Swiss Re's European private equity arm."