Press Release July 27, 2017

McCormick to Acquire Reckitt Benckiser's Food Division

Alston & Bird acted as counsel to Credit Suisse, the financial advisor to McCormick & Company, in connection with McCormick’s pending acquisition of Reckitt Benckiser’s foods business in a transaction valued at $4.2 billion.

Alston & Bird is consistently ranked among the top-10 law firms representing financial advisors in M&A deals by Corporate Control Alert, the legal and financial dealmaking journal. In 2016, the firm ranked sixth among counsel to investment banks on M&A deals with a value of $100 million or more, having advised on 16 transactions with an aggregate value of more than $100 billion.

Advising Credit Suisse is Alston & Bird partner Stuart Rogers, who recently joined the firm’s Financial Advisors Practice after 17 years at Credit Suisse, where he provided legal advice on M&A, securities offerings, and related matters.
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