New York – May 2, 2007 – LAWFUEL – Business + Law Newswire – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. (CD&R) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) in a definitive agreement to acquire U.S. Foodservice, the second largest broadline foodservice distributor in the U.S., from Royal Ahold N.V. Funds affiliated with CD&R and KKR are equal partners in the transaction, valued at $7.1 billion. Debevoise is advising CD&R and KKR on the financing, and is acting as investment and M&A counsel to CD&R in connection with the transaction.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. are leading private equity investment firms. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm with offices in New York, Washington D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The Debevoise team is led by partner David A. Brittenham and includes partners William B. Beekman, Franci J. Blassberg and Matthew T. Golden, counsel Andrew E. Schultz, and associates Eric R. Heller and Steven N. Wayland.