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Luke Laumann is an associate in the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. Mr. Laumann represents domestic and international buyers and sellers in private and public domestic, cross-border and global mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private investments in a broad range of industries and has also represented both issuers and investment banks in a variety of capital markets transactions.
Luke represented Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS), Canada's largest publicly owned distribution utility, in (i) its US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) and its related $1.2 billion partnership with GIC; (ii) its sale of ten hydroelectric facilities to Energy Ottawa; (iii) its US$4.3 billion acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation (NYSE:UNS); and (iv) its US$1.5 billion acquisition of CH Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: CHG), a transaction which was named Energy Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor.
Luke represented Quad-C Management, Inc. and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including: (i) the acquisitions of Pharm-Olam International, Rainbow Early Education, Inmark Packaging, VMG Health, Wolf Holdings Organization, Inc., C.S.U. Operations, McKissock, L.P., and Engineered Fastener Company; (ii) its merger-of-equals with WoundCo Holdings, Inc.; and (iii) its sale of Generation Brands and its interest in Asset Acceptance (NASDAQ: AACC).
Luke represented Harvest Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including: the acquisitions of VetCor and TruckPro; and its partnership with Omers Private Equity in the acquisition of Epiq Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPIQ).
Luke worked as part of the team representing BlackRock and First Reserve in acquiring a 45 percent interest in two natural gas pipelines in Mexico from PMI, a unit of state-owned oil and gas company Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).
Luke represented The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH).
Luke represented Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) in its US$12.7 billion sale to CVS Health.
Luke represented Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, in the acquisition of an 80 percent interest in The Bank of East Asia (USA). The transaction, which was the first-ever acquisition of a US bank by a Chinese bank, was featured as one of the Most Innovative M&A Transactions in the United States by The Financial Times (2012). The transaction also received an M&A Deal of the Year Award by The M&A Advisor (2012) and Asian-MENA Counsel (2012), and was named Outbound M&A Deal of the Year by China Business Law Journal (2012).
Luke represented Univar Inc., a portfolio company of private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and Clayton Dubilier & Rice, in its acquisition of Magnablend Holdings, Inc.
Luke represented Pilot Flying J, a portfolio company of private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Maxum Petroleum, Inc.