Diageo Completes $1 Billion Acquisition of Casamigos From Founders Rande Gerber, George Clooney and Mike Meldman

August 15, 2017

S&C represented Diageo in its acquisition of Casamigos from founders Rande Gerber, George Clooney and Mike Meldman, for consideration of up to $1 billion.

The S&C team on the transaction was led by Melissa Sawyer, along with Carlo Zenkner and Mimi Wu. Ronald Creamer and Jonathan Rhein advised on tax matters; Matthew Friestedt, Regina Readling and Amanda Toy advised on executive compensation and benefits matters; Steven Holley and Eric Queen advised on antitrust matters; and Juan Rodriguez advised on competition matters.