Cadwalader Advises Élan Corporation, plc in US$8.6 billion sale to Perrigo Company plc

December 18, 2013

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s leading legal advisors to corporations and financial institutions, announced today that it has advised Élan Corporation, plc on the completion of its sale to Perrigo Company plc. Perrigo has completed the acquisition of Élan in a cash and stock transaction valued on the date of the announcement at approximately US$8.6 billion.  In connection with the acquisition, Perrigo and Élan have been combined under a new company incorporated in Ireland and have adopted the global name Perrigo Company plc.

The Cadwalader team was led by corporate partners Christopher Cox and Gregory Patti, and corporate associates Daniel Zimmerman, Marissa Morelle, and Shawna-Gay White.  Also advising on the transaction were partners David Miller and Richard Nugent on tax, Gregory Markel and Martin Seidel on litigation, special counsel Anne MacGregor and associates Ngoc Hulbig and Christian Lorenz on antitrust, and special counsel Shane Stroud on executive compensation.