13. John Finley, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Mars's Wrigley Acquisition

, The American Lawyer

At first glance, last year'S $23 billion sale of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company might look like a standard-issue leveraged buyout, circa 2006: creation of a special-purpose acquisition vehicle, big debt commitments from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., and a low $1 billion reverse breakup fee.

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