Law Firms Line Up for 3G's $4 Billion Bite of Burger King

, The American Lawyer


A whopper of a late summer for M&A lawyers grew even fatter Thursday, when Burger King announced its sale to investment firm 3G Capital for $4 billion. Four Am Law 100 firms -- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Holland & Knight; Kirkland & Ellis; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges -- landed key legal advisory roles on the deal, which will return the world's second-largest hamburger chain to the private sector.

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