Compass Lexecon was retained by Cargill Inc., Continental Grain Co., and Sanderson Farms Inc. in connection with their $4.5 billion transaction combining two leading broiler chicken processing firms, Sanderson Farms and Continental Grain subsidiary Wayne Farms.
After an investigation lasting nearly a year, the DOJ Antitrust Division closed its investigation into the merger. The Compass Lexecon team was led by Dr. Nathan Wilson. Dr. Wilson was supported by a Chicago-based team that included Thomas Stemwedel, Deborah Healy, and Katelyn Gillen. Compass Lexecon worked closely with Mary Lehner, Justin Stewart-Teitelbaum, Elizabeth Giordano, and Lauren Vaca of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Nelson Fitts and Monica Smith of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Aidan Synnott, Ann Simons, and Amy Barton of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; and Debbie Feinstein of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.