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Cecile Yang is an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, and is resident in the New York office. Ms. Yang focuses on the representation of corporate clients, private equity funds and commercial banks in connection with domestic and global mergers, acquisitions and equity investments in a broad range of industries.
Roark Capital Group and its portfolio company Arby's Restaurant Group, in Arby's US$2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), an established international owner, operator and franchisor of quick-service restaurants.
Fortis, Inc. (NYSE, TSX: FTS), Canada's largest publicly-owned distribution utility, in its US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC), an electric transmission company operating in the Great Lakes and Great Plains regions.
Representation of Harvest Partners in its acquisition of Material Handling Services, the largest US provider of brand-independent fleet management and asset management services to retail, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and hospitality companies.
Representation of China Development Bank Hong Kong Branch in its US$1.365 billion acquisition financing to China Niobium Investment Holdings Limited, an SPV set up by a consortium consisting of CITIC Group, Anshan Iron & Steel Group Corporation, Baosteel Group Co., Ltd., Shougang Corporation and Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd., for the acquisition of a minority stake in Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineracao (CBMM), a privately-held Brazilian miner of niobium.