Milbank Represents ITOCHU In Largest Private Equity M&A Deal In The US In 2011

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NEW YORK, December 21, 2011 – International law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, led by partners David Wolfson, Charles Conroy and Dan Bartfeld, represented ITOCHU Corporation ("ITOCHU") as part of the Investor Group, consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, "KKR"), Natural Gas Partners and Crestview  Partners, in its acquisition of Samson Investment Company ("Samson"), one of the largest private exploration and production companies in the United States, for $7.2 billion. The Investor Group acquired all of Samson's assets with the exception of its onshore Gulf Coast and offshore deep water Gulf of Mexico assets.

"We are privileged to have worked with ITOCHU on the largest private equity merger and acquisition deal in the United States this year. Because of Milbank's international scope, we are uniquely situated to advise on deals like this for leading Asian-based companies," said Mr. Wolfson.

Mr. Conroy noted, "Milbank is honored to have been part of this groundbreaking transaction that combined our energy and cross border M&A strengths with Asia and finance capabilities."

Mr. Bartfeld added, "The transaction further demonstrates our expertise and in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas industry. We certainly anticipate increased M&A activity in 2012 from non-US investors looking to acquire oil and...

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