11 October 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, law firm, legal, attorney newsDe…

11 October 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, law firm, legal, attorney newsDebevoise & Plimpton LLP is representing North Castle Partners, LLC in
the $320 million sale of nutrition company EAS to the Abbott
Laboratories. Under the terms of the agreement, Abbott will acquire EAS
from North Castle in a cash-for-stock transaction.

North Castle Partners is a leading private equity firm that focuses
exclusively on the healthy living and aging marketplace and EAS is a
recognized industry leader in the distribution of active lifestyle
nutrition products for elite athletes and active individuals. Abbott
Laboratories is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the
discovery, development and manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals
and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics.

The Debevoise team is led by partners Franci J. Blassberg, co-head of
the private equity practice, and includes partners Andrew L. Bab,
Lawrence K. Cagney and David H. Schnabel, counsel Marc A. Kushner, and
associates M.C. Tania Balthazaar, Emily Goldberg and Jonathan E.

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