Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY) on its merger with Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG) in a $15.6 billion transaction. Regency is the preeminent national owner, operator and developer of high-quality grocery anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers. Equity One develops and manages retail properties in the most desirable urban markets in the U.S. Under the agreement, Equity One will merge with and into Regency to create the preeminent shopping center REIT. The full release is available here.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Sarkis Jebejian, Michael Brueck, David Fox and associates Patrick Jacobs and James Hu; tax partner Michael Beinus and associate Adam Kool; capital markets partners Tim Cruickshank and Richard Aftanas; executive compensation partners Michael Krasnovsky, Andy Barton and associate Julia Onorato. Aaron Kitlowski is general counsel and corporate secretary at Equity One.