Years: 2015

U.S. Renal Care, Inc. Acquisition of DSI Renal

In August 2015, U.S. Renal Care, Inc. announced a $640 million acquisition of DSI Renal. Both companies provide life-sustaining hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services for end-stage renal disease. A Compass Lexecon team including Jon Orszag, Eugene Orlov, Otto Hansen and Ben Xiao was retained by Marc Williamson, Amanda Reeves, and … Continued

Department of Justice and the European Commission Clear Grupo FerroAtlántica/Globe Specialty Metals Merger

Compass Lexecon teams in Washington, DC and Madrid supported Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Uría Menéndez and Bowman Gilfillan, outside counsel for Grupo FerroAtlántica, and Latham & Watkins LLP, outside counsel for Globe Specialty Metals in seeking approval of Grupo FerroAtlántica’s proposed acquisition of Globe Specialty Metals from the United … Continued

Compass Lexecon Clients Achieve “Big Win” in Landmark Copyright Royalty Board Ruling in Industry Wide Non-Interactive Webcasting Ratemaking Proceeding

Five Compass Lexecon Experts Testify at the Hearing for Webcasters In a December 2015 decision, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) concluded “Web IV,” a multi-year process to determine the statutory royalty rate paid by non-interactive internet radio webcasting services such as iHeartRadio (formerly Clear Channel) and Pandora to copyright holders … Continued

CDS investigation (European Commission)

In the context of an investigation by the European Commission (EC) regarding allegedly collusive practices of a number of investment banks relating to the potential on-exchange trading of Credit Default Swaps (CDS), a Compass Lexecon team in the Paris office (David Sevy, Frédéric Palomino and Jérémiah Juts) was retained by … Continued

Filter Manufacturers Avoid Second Request

German-based industrial filter manufacturer Mann + Hummel announced its planned acquisition of the global filtration operations (excluding South America operations) of Affinia Group in August 2015. The two companies both supply on- and off-road filter products, such as air, oil, and gas filters for passenger cars, as well as other filter products. Mann + Hummel … Continued

In re the Marriage of Kenneth C. Griffin

Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Professor Bradford Cornell was retained by counsel for Kenneth Griffin to address key valuation issues in Mr. Griffin’s divorce proceeding. Professor Cornell’s analyses involved, among other things, the estimation of Ken Griffin’s net worth, including the value of his majority stake in the hedge fund, Citadel. … Continued