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Sealing The Deal

Law School Link Wins Skadden Role On Advisory Board Deals

Law360, New York (January 17, 2018, 2:37 PM EST) -- A long-standing relationship between the general counsel of The Advisory Board Co. and an attorney at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP led to the law firm getting hired to help steer a pair of deals that saw Advisory Board sell its health care and education businesses to two separate buyers.

The deals, announced almost simultaneously in late August, saw Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board divest its health care division to UnitedHealth Group's Optum while selling its education business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners....
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