Sealing The Deal: Paul Hastings Helps Dole Make History

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 4:49 PM EST) -- When 90-year-old billionaire David Murdock successfully took Dole Food Co. Inc. private in August for $1.6 billion with the help of Paul Hastings LLP, it marked the first time in history the same person had taken the same company private twice.

Ten years after the self-diagnosed health nut first took the fresh fruits and vegetables producer private for $2.5 billion in 2003, and with company sales dipping, Murdock decided the time was ripe for another takeover.

The same person taking the same company private for a...
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