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GOODMAN GLOBAL TO BE ACQUIRED BY HELLMAN & FRIEDMAN Ben Campbell, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel of Goodman Global Inc., is using lawyers from O’Melveny & Myers for the Houston-based company’s pending acquisition by affiliates of private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for about $2.65 billion in cash. Arrie Park, general counsel of Hellman & Friedman, turned to a team from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for the deal, which was announced on Oct. 22. Terms call for Goodman shareholders to receive $25.60 in cash for each share of stock they own on the day the transaction closes. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2008. Goodman is a manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. Hellman & Friedman has offices in San Francisco, New York and London. The O’Melveny team for Goodman Global includes mergers-and-acquisitions partners John Scott and Douglas Freeman, counsel Brian Finnegan, and associates Matthew Soran, Sarah O’Sullivan, Emma Brady and Jonathan Drucker, all of New York, and Los Angeles-based partner Mark Easton and associate Chi Huynh. In New York, finance partner Greg Ezring, counsel Sung Pak and Ruairi Regan, and associate Ben Leese are working on the deal, as are tax partner Russ Pinilis and associate Tamara Taphooi, and environmental partner Eric Rothenberg and counsel John Rousakis. Other lawyers from O’Melveny include benefits/executive compensation counsel Bruce Goldberger of New York and associate Richard Mendoza of Los Angeles; intellectual property counsel Melanie Bradley of New York; litigation partner William Sushon of New York; and antitrust partner Michael Antalics and counsel Darren Tucker of Washington, D.C. The Simpson Thacher team for Hellman & Friedman includes mergers-and-acquisitions partners Richard Capelouto and Kirsten Jensen of Palo Alto, Calif.; credit partner Jennifer Hobbs of New York; capital markets partners Michael Nathan of New York and William Brentani of Palo Alto; and executive compensation partner Brian Robbins of New York. Others are mergers-and-acquisitions associates Jason McFall and Amy Cano of Los Angeles and Marc Rubenstein of Palo Alto; credit associates Stefanie Birkmann and Mark Bussey of New York; capital markets associate Daniel Webb of Palo Alto and Brian Steinhardt of New York; tax associates Katharine Moir and Benjamin Applestein of Palo Alto; and Palo Alto-based benefits associates Mike Richman and Victoria Stewart. � Brenda Sapino Jeffreys

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