Sealing The Deal: Jones Day Reps Cooper In $2.5B Merger

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 4:18 PM ET) -- As counsel for buyout target Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in its $2.5 billion merger with India's Apollo Tyres Ltd., Jones Day attorneys have had to deftly plug potential confidentiality leaks and battle cross-border financing risks on the road to striking the deal.

Jones Day has been guiding Cooper, from the start of its discreet shopping period to the June 12 inking of a definitive agreement with Apollo, in which the Indian tire competitor agreed to shell out $35 for each Cooper share. With $2.1 billion...
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