Cleary, Armstrong Teasdale and Bryan Cave lead US$877m cash and stock deal

February 9, 2011 Kindred Healthcare Inc is set to purchase RehabCare Group, Inc. in an $877 million cash and stock deal that will create the country's largest rehabilitation services provider.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised Kindred on the transaction with a team led by New York-based M&A partners Ethan Klingsberg and Benet O'Reilly and with finance partner Richard Lincer. The team also included finance partner Andrea Podolsky; compensation partner Michael Albano; real estate partners Steven Horowitz and Steven Wilner; tax partner Sheldon Alster; antitrust partner Mark Nelson; securities partner Janet Fisher; intellectual property partner Leonard Jacoby; and litigation partners Thomas Moloney and Debbie Buell.

RehabCare was advised by St. Louis firm Armstrong Teasdale, with a team led by David Braswell. The team also corporate partner Michael Jeffries and associate Andrew Voss.

RehabCare’s board of directors was represented by Bryan Cave partner William Seabaugh, along with M&A partner Joel Lander and associate Taavi Annus.

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