Private Equity MVP: Latham & Watkins' Howard Sobel

Law360, New York (December 12, 2011, 4:35 PM EST) -- Pulling off a leveraged buyout these days is hard enough, but the $2.6 billion acquisition of BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. in June by two private equity firms scores extra points for creativity and performance under pressure, earning Latham & Watkins LLP partner Howard Sobel, who represented the buyers, a spot among Law 360's Private Equity MVPs.

The deal essentially required seven slices of funding to come together on the same day: three sale-leaseback real estate deals, three bank loans and $425 million in equity from the...
To view the full article, register now.