Fred Lowinger, senior counsel in the Chicago office, has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. Mr Lowinger was formerly co-leader of the firm’s M&A practice area; head of the Chicago office’s corporate group and a member of Sidley’s executive committee.
Mr Lowinger has played a major role in such transactions as the sale of Beam to Suntory Holdings; the spin-off of Fortune Brands Home & Security by Fortune Brands; the sale of First Data Corporation in a leveraged buyout by KKR; First Data’s prior spin-off of Western Union and acquisitions of Concord EFS and First Financial Management Corporation; the acquisition of Nicor by AGL Resources; the acquisition of Alberto-Culver Company by Unilever; the acquisition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation by Gaz Métro; the sale of West Corporation in a leveraged buyout by TH Lee Partners and Quadrangle Group; the sale of Maverick Tube Corporation to Tenaris SA; R R Donnelley & Sons Company’s merger with Moore Wallace Incorporated; Stone Container Corporation’s merger with Jefferson Smurfit Corporation; Aon Corporation’s acquisition of Hewitt Associates; the acquisition of Alexander & Alexander; the sale of Combined Insurance Companies of America to the Ace Group of Companies and sale of Sterling Life Insurance Companies to Munich Re; Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’s merger with Misys Healthcare Systems and subsequent acquisition of Eclipsys Corporation; Sara Lee Corporation’s sale of its direct selling business to Tupperware Corporation; and the leveraged buy-out of Monsanto’s consumer food business by an investor group led by affiliates of Pegasus Investors. He also has significant experience representing special committees and financial advisers in connection with business combinations.
WWL says: Frederick Lowinger has played a "pivotal role" in many transactions in the US market and is noted for his "bespoke solutions"
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