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Ropes & Gray and Linklaters have landed roles on the $2.4 billion sale of Mattress Firm Holdings Corp.—owner of Sleepy’s—to South Africa’s Steinhoff International Holdings NV.

The deal, announced Sunday, creates the world’s largest bedding giant and helps the Johannesburg-based acquirer move into the U.S. market. When including debt, Steinhoff’s purchase of Houston-based Mattress Firm is worth $3.8 billion.

Magic Circle firm Linklaters snagged the assignment for Steinhoff on the transaction, as noted by sibling publication Legal Week. Linklaters teamed up late last year with leading South African firms Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and Werksmans in counseling Steinhoff on switching its primary listing to Frankfurt from Johannesburg. Danie van der Merwe, a lawyer, serves as COO of Steinhoff.

Steinhoff turned to leading German firm Gleiss Lutz last month to advise on its roughly $800 million acquisition of British retail conglomerate Poundland, in one of the first major M&A deals announced in the aftermath of the U.K.’s so-called Brexit vote. That deal came three months after the household furniture and retail company abandoned its $965 million takeover offer for French electronics and appliance retailer Darty plc.

Ropes & Gray is representing Mattress Firm, the largest specialty bedding retailer in the U.S., on its proposed sale to Steinhoff. Kindel Elam, a former senior associate at a Norton Rose Fulbright predecessor firm, serves as Mattress Firm’s general counsel.

In December, sibling publication Texas Lawyer reported on Norton Rose Fulbright advising Mattress Firm on its $780 million purchase of Hicksville, New York-based HMK Mattress Holdings, which owned Sleepy’s. Ropes & Gray handling the financing for that transaction, which saw Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher take the lead for HMK on its sale.

Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co./Playtika Ltd.

A group of Chinese investors led by Shanghai Giant has agreed to pay $4.4 billion to acquire Playtika Ltd., the Israeli online casino-style gaming company owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp. The terms of the deal, set to close sometime before year’s end, call for Playtika to remain independently operated.

Legal Advisers: Fenwick & West for the Shanghai Giant-led consortium; Latham & Watkins for Caesars.

Platinum Equity LLC/Nidec Corp./Emerson Electric Co.

As part of its recent restructuring and eye toward acquisitions in key business sectors, Emerson Electric announced two billion-dollar deals last week. The St. Louis-based company said it would unload Columbus, Ohio-based Network Power to Beverly Hills-based buyout firm Platinum Equity and other investors for $4 billion, while also selling off two other units to Japan’s Nidec for $1.2 billion. Both transactions are expected to close by year’s end.

Legal Advisers: Latham for Emerson on the Platinum Equity deal; Davis Polk & Wardwell for Emerson on the Nidec deal.

Advent International Corp./inVentiv Health Inc.

Burlington, Massachusetts-based inVentiv Health, which helps drug makers manage clinical trials and commercialize new medicines, agreed this week to forego a planned initial public offering after selling a 50 percent stake to Boston-based buyout firm Advent. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year and values inVentiv at $3.8 billion. The remaining 50 percent of inVentiv is owned by Boston-based private equity Thomas H. Lee Partners LP.

Legal Advisers: Kirkland & Ellis for Advent; Weil, Gotshal & Manges for inVentiv Health and THL.

Tesla Motor Inc./SolarCity Corp.

Electric carmaker Tesla has agreed to acquire fellow Elon Musk-backed SolarCity in an all-stock deal valued at $2.6 billion. Announced on Aug. 1 and expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, the deal is aimed at creating the world’s only vertically integrated sustainable energy company, as noted by sibling publication The Recorder. Musk, given his controversial roles at both companies, did not take part in the deal’s valuation process.

Legal Advisers: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for Tesla; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for the special committee of SolarCity’s board of directors; Kirkland for Lazard Ltd. as financial adviser to SolarCity’s special committee.

Verizon Communications Inc./Fleetmatics Group plc

Fresh off its $4.4 billion buy of Yahoo! Inc., telecommunications giant Verizon announced on Aug. 1 its acquisition of Dublin-based Fleetmatics for $2.4 billion in cash. The target, which runs cloud-computing facilities that manage fleets of trucks and other commercial vehicles, expects its sale to Verizon to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

Legal Advisers: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, A&L Goodbody and Macfarlanes for Verizon; Goodwin Procter and Maples and Calder for Fleetmatics.

Enbridge Inc./Marathon Petroleum Corp./MarEn Bakken Co. LLC

Finlay, Ohio-based Marathon and Enbridge Energy Partners LP, a unit of Canadian energy delivery giant Enbridge, have agreed to pay $2 billion in cash to acquire a 36.75 percent stake in the Bakken Pipeline System from an affiliate of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP and Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, according to Texas Lawyer. The transaction creating MarEn Bakken—the joint venture between Marathon and Enbridge— will reportedly close in the third quarter of this year.

Legal Advisers: Norton Rose Fulbright for Enbridge; Porter Hedges for ETP and Sunoco Logistics.

Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd./Gland Pharma Ltd.

In the largest reported purchase of an Indian asset by a Chinese company, Shanghai Fosun Pharma has agreed to pay $1.26 billion for an 86 percent stake in Hyderabad-based Gland Pharma. Sibling publication The Asian Lawyer reports that the acquirer, an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd., will purchase a 49 percent stake held by Gland Pharma’s founding family and a 37 percent stake owned by New York-based buyout giant KKR & Co. LP.

Legal Advisers: Troutman Sanders and Khaitan & Co for Shanghai Fosun; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas for KKR and Gland Pharma.

Uber Technologies Inc./Didi Chuxing

Only a few days after the Chinese government legalized ride-sharing services, Uber agreed to sell its operations in the country to Beijing-based rival Didi Chuxing in a deal that values the latter at $35 billion, according to The Asian Lawyer. While the exact terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Didi Chuxing will invest $1 billion in San Francisco-based Uber, which reportedly lost about $2 billion during its two years trying to do business in China. Didi Chuxing, formed via a $6 billion merger last year, is now also focusing on expanding in Southeast Asia.

Legal Advisers: Davis Polk and Han Kun Law Offices for Uber; Skadden and Fangda Partners for Didi Chuxing.

Ropes & Gray and Linklaters have landed roles on the $2.4 billion sale of Mattress Firm Holdings Corp.—owner of Sleepy’s—to South Africa’s Steinhoff International Holdings NV.

The deal, announced Sunday, creates the world’s largest bedding giant and helps the Johannesburg-based acquirer move into the U.S. market. When including debt, Steinhoff’s purchase of Houston-based Mattress Firm is worth $3.8 billion.

Magic Circle firm Linklaters snagged the assignment for Steinhoff on the transaction, as noted by sibling publication Legal Week. Linklaters teamed up late last year with leading South African firms Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and Werksmans in counseling Steinhoff on switching its primary listing to Frankfurt from Johannesburg. Danie van der Merwe, a lawyer, serves as COO of Steinhoff.

Steinhoff turned to leading German firm Gleiss Lutz last month to advise on its roughly $800 million acquisition of British retail conglomerate Poundland, in one of the first major M&A deals announced in the aftermath of the U.K.’s so-called Brexit vote. That deal came three months after the household furniture and retail company abandoned its $965 million takeover offer for French electronics and appliance retailer Darty plc.

Ropes & Gray is representing Mattress Firm, the largest specialty bedding retailer in the U.S., on its proposed sale to Steinhoff. Kindel Elam, a former senior associate at a Norton Rose Fulbright predecessor firm, serves as Mattress Firm’s general counsel.

In December, sibling publication Texas Lawyer reported on Norton Rose Fulbright advising Mattress Firm on its $780 million purchase of Hicksville, New York-based HMK Mattress Holdings, which owned Sleepy’s. Ropes & Gray handling the financing for that transaction, which saw Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher take the lead for HMK on its sale.

Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co./Playtika Ltd.

A group of Chinese investors led by Shanghai Giant has agreed to pay $4.4 billion to acquire Playtika Ltd., the Israeli online casino-style gaming company owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp. The terms of the deal, set to close sometime before year’s end, call for Playtika to remain independently operated.

Legal Advisers: Fenwick & West for the Shanghai Giant-led consortium; Latham & Watkins for Caesars.

Platinum Equity LLC /Nidec Corp./Emerson Electric Co.

As part of its recent restructuring and eye toward acquisitions in key business sectors, Emerson Electric announced two billion-dollar deals last week. The St. Louis-based company said it would unload Columbus, Ohio-based Network Power to Beverly Hills-based buyout firm Platinum Equity and other investors for $4 billion, while also selling off two other units to Japan’s Nidec for $1.2 billion. Both transactions are expected to close by year’s end.

Legal Advisers: Latham for Emerson on the Platinum Equity deal; Davis Polk & Wardwell for Emerson on the Nidec deal.

Advent International Corp./inVentiv Health Inc.

Burlington, Massachusetts-based inVentiv Health, which helps drug makers manage clinical trials and commercialize new medicines, agreed this week to forego a planned initial public offering after selling a 50 percent stake to Boston-based buyout firm Advent. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year and values inVentiv at $3.8 billion. The remaining 50 percent of inVentiv is owned by Boston-based private equity Thomas H. Lee Partners LP.

Legal Advisers: Kirkland & Ellis for Advent; Weil, Gotshal & Manges for inVentiv Health and THL.

Tesla Motor Inc./SolarCity Corp.

Electric carmaker Tesla has agreed to acquire fellow Elon Musk-backed SolarCity in an all-stock deal valued at $2.6 billion. Announced on Aug. 1 and expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, the deal is aimed at creating the world’s only vertically integrated sustainable energy company, as noted by sibling publication The Recorder. Musk, given his controversial roles at both companies, did not take part in the deal’s valuation process.

Legal Advisers: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for Tesla; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for the special committee of SolarCity’s board of directors; Kirkland for Lazard Ltd. as financial adviser to SolarCity’s special committee.

Verizon Communications Inc./Fleetmatics Group plc

Fresh off its $4.4 billion buy of Yahoo! Inc., telecommunications giant Verizon announced on Aug. 1 its acquisition of Dublin-based Fleetmatics for $2.4 billion in cash. The target, which runs cloud-computing facilities that manage fleets of trucks and other commercial vehicles, expects its sale to Verizon to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

Legal Advisers: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, A&L Goodbody and Macfarlanes for Verizon; Goodwin Procter and Maples and Calder for Fleetmatics.

Enbridge Inc./Marathon Petroleum Corp./MarEn Bakken Co. LLC

Finlay, Ohio-based Marathon and Enbridge Energy Partners LP, a unit of Canadian energy delivery giant Enbridge, have agreed to pay $2 billion in cash to acquire a 36.75 percent stake in the Bakken Pipeline System from an affiliate of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP and Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, according to Texas Lawyer. The transaction creating MarEn Bakken—the joint venture between Marathon and Enbridge— will reportedly close in the third quarter of this year.

Legal Advisers: Norton Rose Fulbright for Enbridge; Porter Hedges for ETP and Sunoco Logistics.

Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd./Gland Pharma Ltd.

In the largest reported purchase of an Indian asset by a Chinese company, Shanghai Fosun Pharma has agreed to pay $1.26 billion for an 86 percent stake in Hyderabad-based Gland Pharma. Sibling publication The Asian Lawyer reports that the acquirer, an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd., will purchase a 49 percent stake held by Gland Pharma’s founding family and a 37 percent stake owned by New York-based buyout giant KKR & Co. LP.

Legal Advisers: Troutman Sanders and Khaitan & Co for Shanghai Fosun; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas for KKR and Gland Pharma.

Uber Technologies Inc./Didi Chuxing

Only a few days after the Chinese government legalized ride-sharing services, Uber agreed to sell its operations in the country to Beijing-based rival Didi Chuxing in a deal that values the latter at $35 billion, according to The Asian Lawyer. While the exact terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Didi Chuxing will invest $1 billion in San Francisco-based Uber, which reportedly lost about $2 billion during its two years trying to do business in China. Didi Chuxing, formed via a $6 billion merger last year, is now also focusing on expanding in Southeast Asia.

Legal Advisers: Davis Polk and Han Kun Law Offices for Uber; Skadden and Fangda Partners for Didi Chuxing.