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Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins and New York’s Graubard Miller are advising on the $2.4 billion sale of public relations software and technology firm Cision Inc.—owner of services like PR Newswire, Gorkana and Help a Reporter Out—to Capitol Acquisition Corp. III.

The deal, announced on March 20 and expected to close in the second quarter of this year, will see Cision go public after combining with CAC, a Washington, D.C.-based blank check company set up by venture capitalist Mark Ein. Cision shareholders, led by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR LLC, will own 68 percent of the combined company, while CAC will control the rest. CAC will also inject $325 million into the company. The bulk of that investment represents the proceeds of an October 2015 initial public offering by CAC.

New York’s Graubard Miller took the lead for CAC on that listing, which a securities filing at the time shows generated $340,000 in legal fees and expenses. Davis Polk & Wardwell advised underwriters on the IPO. Graubard Miller is now working with Latham in advising CAC on its current merger with Cision.

Leading the team from Latham on the deal are corporate partners Paul Sheridan and David Kurzwell, tax partner Lisa Watts, securities partner Alexander Cohen and employee benefits and executive compensation partner Adam Kestenbaum. Latham also took the lead for GTCR and Cision in late 2014 on their $321 million purchase of U.K. media intelligence firm Gorkana Group Ltd. (Former Latham lawyer Christian McGrath serves as a general counsel and managing director at GTCR.)

In late 2015, GTCR and Cision tapped Kirkland to handle its $841 million acquisition of press release distributor PR Newswire from UBM plc, a London-based events and marketing company advised by Ashurst and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Kirkland has longstanding ties to GTCR, dating back to 1980, when founder and late financier Stanley Golder left First Chicago Corp. with his lawyer, Kirkland’s Jack Levin. (Golder’s protégé at GTCR, Bruce Rauner, now serves as governor of Illinois.)

Kirkland, which has handled numerous deals for GTCR over the years, is counseling GTCR’s Cision on its merger with CAC through corporate partners Stephen Ritchie, Mark Fennell, Sean Kramer and Aprajita Dhundia. Other Kirkland lawyers working on the matter include capital markets partners Carol Anne Huff and Craig Garvey; technology and IP transactions partner Seth Traxler; tax partners William Welke, Russell Light, Polina Liberman and Dulcie Daly; executive compensation partner Dean Bachus; employee benefits partners Alexandra Mihalas and Melissa Grim; labor and employment partner Matthew Keiser; real estate partner John Caruso; antitrust partners Michael Thorpe and Sarah Jordan; environmental transactions partner Paul Tanaka; and debt finance partners Christopher Butler and Thomas Dobleman.

Cision, whose general counsel is Kristie Scott, will use the proceeds from its deal with CAC to invest in cloud-based technology, software and other potential acquisitions.

In other M&A news…

Petróleos Mexicanos / BHP Billiton Ltd.

The exploration and production unit of Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex inked an $11 billion joint venture deal on March 3 with Australian mining giant BHP Billiton to push forward on a hydrocarbon play in Mexico’s deepwater Trión block in the Gulf of Mexico. BHP successfully bid on the project in December with a cash commitment of $624 million for a 60 percent stake in some of the reserve’s blocks that contain an estimated 485 million barrels of oil. The deal comes after reforms in Mexico’s energy industry have created opportunities for foreign investors and their outside lawyers. Drilling on the first of the wells could begin by later this year.

Legal Advisers: Hogan Lovells BSTL for Pemex; Thompson & Knight for BHP Billiton

Hansteen Holdings plc / The Blackstone Group LP / M7 Real Estate Ltd.

On March 20, European commercial real estate investment trust Hansteen announced that it would sell a portfolio of German and Dutch industrial properties for $1.38 billion to New York-based buyout giant Blackstone and London-based venture fund M7. The deal comes at an opportune time, as last year European warehouses outperformed other real estate sectors on the continent thanks to retailers expanding their online businesses. The deal is not expected to close until June.

Legal Advisers: Jones Day for Hansteen; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for Blackstone and M7

Toyota Industries Corp. / Vanderlande Industries Holding BV

As the e-commerce industry booms, so has demand for automated parcel and handling systems. On March 23, Dutch private equity firm NPM Capital announced the $1.25 billion sale of Vanderlande Industries to Japan’s Toyota Industries, an affiliate of the auto giant of the same name and a global forklift sales leader. Vanderlande—not to be confused with Vandelay Industries of “Seinfeld” fame—is one of the world’s major companies of passenger baggage systems for airports, developing and manufacturing conveyors, sorters and other handling equipment. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

Legal Advisers: White & Case and Loyens & Loeff for Toyota; Allen & Overy and KPMG Meijburg & Co for Vanderlande

This is not a press release.

Kirkland & Ellis , Latham & Watkins and New York ’s Graubard Miller are advising on the $2.4 billion sale of public relations software and technology firm Cision Inc.—owner of services like PR Newswire, Gorkana and Help a Reporter Out—to Capitol Acquisition Corp. III.

The deal, announced on March 20 and expected to close in the second quarter of this year, will see Cision go public after combining with CAC, a Washington, D.C.-based blank check company set up by venture capitalist Mark Ein. Cision shareholders, led by Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR LLC, will own 68 percent of the combined company, while CAC will control the rest. CAC will also inject $325 million into the company. The bulk of that investment represents the proceeds of an October 2015 initial public offering by CAC.

New York ’s Graubard Miller took the lead for CAC on that listing, which a securities filing at the time shows generated $340,000 in legal fees and expenses. Davis Polk & Wardwell advised underwriters on the IPO. Graubard Miller is now working with Latham in advising CAC on its current merger with Cision.

Leading the team from Latham on the deal are corporate partners Paul Sheridan and David Kurzwell, tax partner Lisa Watts, securities partner Alexander Cohen and employee benefits and executive compensation partner Adam Kestenbaum. Latham also took the lead for GTCR and Cision in late 2014 on their $321 million purchase of U.K. media intelligence firm Gorkana Group Ltd. (Former Latham lawyer Christian McGrath serves as a general counsel and managing director at GTCR.)

In late 2015, GTCR and Cision tapped Kirkland to handle its $841 million acquisition of press release distributor PR Newswire from UBM plc, a London-based events and marketing company advised by Ashurst and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius . Kirkland has longstanding ties to GTCR, dating back to 1980, when founder and late financier Stanley Golder left First Chicago Corp. with his lawyer, Kirkland’s Jack Levin. (Golder’s protégé at GTCR, Bruce Rauner, now serves as governor of Illinois.)

Kirkland, which has handled numerous deals for GTCR over the years, is counseling GTCR’s Cision on its merger with CAC through corporate partners Stephen Ritchie, Mark Fennell, Sean Kramer and Aprajita Dhundia. Other Kirkland lawyers working on the matter include capital markets partners Carol Anne Huff and Craig Garvey; technology and IP transactions partner Seth Traxler; tax partners William Welke, Russell Light, Polina Liberman and Dulcie Daly; executive compensation partner Dean Bachus; employee benefits partners Alexandra Mihalas and Melissa Grim; labor and employment partner Matthew Keiser; real estate partner John Caruso; antitrust partners Michael Thorpe and Sarah Jordan; environmental transactions partner Paul Tanaka; and debt finance partners Christopher Butler and Thomas Dobleman.

Cision, whose general counsel is Kristie Scott, will use the proceeds from its deal with CAC to invest in cloud-based technology, software and other potential acquisitions.

In other M&A news…

Petróleos Mexicanos / BHP Billiton Ltd.

The exploration and production unit of Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex inked an $11 billion joint venture deal on March 3 with Australian mining giant BHP Billiton to push forward on a hydrocarbon play in Mexico’s deepwater Trión block in the Gulf of Mexico. BHP successfully bid on the project in December with a cash commitment of $624 million for a 60 percent stake in some of the reserve’s blocks that contain an estimated 485 million barrels of oil. The deal comes after reforms in Mexico’s energy industry have created opportunities for foreign investors and their outside lawyers. Drilling on the first of the wells could begin by later this year.

Legal Advisers: Hogan Lovells BSTL for Pemex; Thompson & Knight for BHP Billiton

Hansteen Holdings plc / The Blackstone Group LP / M7 Real Estate Ltd.

On March 20, European commercial real estate investment trust Hansteen announced that it would sell a portfolio of German and Dutch industrial properties for $1.38 billion to New York-based buyout giant Blackstone and London-based venture fund M7. The deal comes at an opportune time, as last year European warehouses outperformed other real estate sectors on the continent thanks to retailers expanding their online businesses. The deal is not expected to close until June.

Legal Advisers: Jones Day for Hansteen; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for Blackstone and M7

Toyota Industries Corp. / Vanderlande Industries Holding BV

As the e-commerce industry booms, so has demand for automated parcel and handling systems. On March 23, Dutch private equity firm NPM Capital announced the $1.25 billion sale of Vanderlande Industries to Japan’s Toyota Industries, an affiliate of the auto giant of the same name and a global forklift sales leader. Vanderlande—not to be confused with Vandelay Industries of “Seinfeld” fame—is one of the world’s major companies of passenger baggage systems for airports, developing and manufacturing conveyors, sorters and other handling equipment. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

Legal Advisers: White & Case and Loyens & Loeff for Toyota; Allen & Overy and KPMG Meijburg & Co for Vanderlande