Deals Sizzle, BBQs To Follow For Busy Deal Makers

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Deal makers really don't want to spend Memorial Day weekend in the office. A flurry of transactions have made this one of the year's busiest weeks in mergers and acquisitions, with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP among those that freed up grilling time.

On Thursday, Simpson Thacher guided Apax Partners to a $1.1 billion acquisition of teen retailer Rue21 Inc. On the other side was Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which continues to bolster its public-company M&A and special committee advisory practice....
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