M&A MVP: Kirkland & Ellis' Stephen Fraidin

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 8:38 PM EST) -- Kirkland & Ellis partner Stephen Fraidin masterminded a unique and unprecedented provision in 3G Capital Partners Ltd.’s $28 billion deal to acquire H.J. Heinz Co., a prime example of the ingenuity that landed him a spot among Law360’s list of M&A MVPs.

Fraidin represented 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in the massive all-cash deal to acquire the condiment titan — the largest acquisition in food-industry history — and included what came to be known as “the ketchup clause,” a fallback provision that gave the buyers...
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