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Frederick C Lowinger

Frederick C Lowinger
Office:
Sidley Austin LLP
One South Dearborn Street
60603
City:
Chicago
State:
Illinois
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 312 853 7238
Fax:
+1 312 853 7036

Biography • Corporate Governance

Frederick Lowinger, senior counsel in the Chicago office, has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance.

Among the numerous M&A transactions in which Mr Lowinger has been involved, he has played a major role in 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, Inc and First Financial Management Corporation; the spin-off of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc by Fortune Brands, Inc (now Beam Inc); the acquisition of Nicor Inc; by AGL Resources Inc, 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; RR 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, Inc., acquisition of Alexander & Alexander Inc, 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, Inc’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; the leveraged buy-out of Monsanto’s consumer food business by an investor group led by affiliates of Pegasus Investors, LP; the sale of Bill Me Later, Inc to eBay Inc; the sale of Howard Publications, Inc to Lee Enterprises Incorporated; and the sale of The Pampered Chef Ltd to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. He has also been involved in contested takeover work, having represented Exelon Corporation in its attempted acquisition of NRG Energy, Inc (ultimately abandoned); Ventana Medical Systems, Inc in its defense against the hostile tender offer of Roche Holding Ltd (and ultimate acquisition of Ventana by Roche); Midwest Air Group, Inc in its defense against the hostile exchange offer and related proxy contest of AirTran Holdings, Inc (and the subsequent acquisition of Midwest Air by TPG); Wallace Computer Services, Inc in its defense against the hostile tender offer and related proxy contest of Moore Corporation (and the later acquisition of Wallace Computer by Moore); and AT&T in its takeover of NCR Corporation. He also has significant experience representing special committees and financial advisors in connection with business combinations.

Mr Lowinger is a certified public accountant.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate Governance which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Mergers and Acquisitions

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-head of the firm's M&A practice area, head of the Chicago office's corporate group and a member of Sidley's executive committee.

Among the numerous M&A transactions in which Mr Lowinger has been involved, he has played a major role in the sale (pending) of Beam Inc to Suntory Holdings, the spin-off of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc by Fortune Brands, Inc (now Beam Inc), 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 Inc and First Financial Management Corporation, the acquisition of Nicor Inc by AGL Resources Inc, 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, RR 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, Inc, acquisition of Alexander & Alexander Inc, 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 Inc'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, the leveraged buyout of Monsanto's consumer food business by an investor group led by affiliates of Pegasus Investors LP, the sale of Bill Me Later Inc to eBay Inc, the sale of Howard Publications Inc to Lee Enterprises Incorporated, and the sale of The Pampered Chef Ltd to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. He has also been involved in contested takeover work, having represented Exelon Corporation in its attempted acquisition of NRG Energy Inc (ultimately abandoned), Ventana Medical Systems Inc in its defence against the hostile tender offer of Roche Holding Ltd (and ultimate acquisition of Ventana by Roche), Midwest Air Group Inc in its defence against the hostile exchange offer and related proxy contest of AirTran Holdings Inc (and the subsequent acquisition of Midwest Air by TPG), Wallace Computer Services Inc in its defence against the hostile tender offer and related proxy contest of Moore Corporation (and the later acquisition of Wallace Computer by Moore), and AT&T in its takeover of NCR Corporation. He also has significant experience representing special committees in connection with business combinations.

Mr Lowinger is a member of the ABA corporate laws committee and the executive committee of Northwestern University’s Garrett Corporate and Securities Law Institute, and a former member of the planning committee of the Tulane Corporate Law Institute. He was the chair of the 2009 Garrett Institute. Mr Lowinger is a member of the board of directors of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Foundation and Columbia College Chicago. He is also a certified public accountant.

Mr Lowinger received his JD (cum laude, Order of the Coif, editor-in-chief of The University of Chicago Law Review) from the University of Chicago Law School in 1980. He received his MS and BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. He is admitted in Illinois.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Mergers and Acquisitions which can be purchased from our Shop.

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