As Energy Future Holdings Corp.’s board met last month to plan for bankruptcy, representatives of every influential creditor from Apollo Global Management LLC to Oaktree Capital Group LLC filed into a New York law office, except one.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP advised Shire Plc, which agreed to buy ViroPharma Inc. for about $4.2 billion to gain treatments for rare diseases and lessen dependence on its best-selling Vyvanse pill for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP advised ViroPharma.
Monier Group Services GmbH, the German tilemaker seized by lenders including Apollo Global Management LLC in 2009, won three years to restructure its business after a U.K. court allowed it to extend about $935 million of debt.
Greenberg Traurig LLP, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel on a transaction between Consol Energy Inc. and Murray Energy Corp.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP and DLA Piper LLP worked on the deal to take private Active Network Inc., a company that manages online registration for marathons, business conferences and other events. Vista Equity Partners is buying Active for about $1.05 billion in cash.