Skadden and Fried Frank Guide BlackRock On $12.5B GIP Buy

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Skadden and Fried Frank Guide BlackRock On $12.5B GIP Buy

In a groundbreaking move, BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is set to acquire Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for a staggering $12.5 billion. The cash-and-stock deal, orchestrated by legal heavyweights Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, aims to establish the pinnacle of infrastructure investment, shaping what the companies boldly proclaim as “the world’s premier infrastructure investment firm.”

Skadden and Fried Frank Guide BlackRock On $12.5B GIP Buy : BlackRock’s Ambitious Leap

In an era defined by transformative global shifts, BlackRock is strategically positioning itself for unparalleled success in the long-term infrastructure investment realm. The acquisition, guided by legal luminaries Skadden and Fried Frank, is designed to tap into the burgeoning opportunities arising from the reshaping of the global economy.

The Strategic Legal Minds

Representing BlackRock, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP boasts a stellar team, led by M&A partners David Hepp, Matthew Collin, and Patrick Lewis. Their legal prowess is complemented by a formidable lineup, including tax partner Victor Hollender, antitrust partner Kenneth Schwartz, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance partner Brian Breheny.