Katherine M.Brockmeyer (Kate)

Associate

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Kate Brockmeyer advises clients on competition law matters, focusing on merger reviews before U.S. and international antitrust enforcement agencies. She has extensive experience counseling clients at every stage of a deal, including premerger planning, regulatory filings, and investigations. She also routinely advises clients on a variety of antitrust topics, including pricing and distribution issues, competitor collaborations, clinical integration, and conduct investigations.

Kate's recent representations include serving as antitrust counsel to CBS in the sale of CBS Radio to Entercom and to Patrón Spirits International in connection with its sale to Bacardi. Kate has advised clients in a range of industries, including media, advertising, consumer products, hospitality, building materials, and health care. Representative clients include Rite Aid, HeidelbergCement, Outfront Media, Yale New Haven Health System, and Georgia-Pacific.

Kate is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law. She serves as vice-chair of the Section's Public Education and Oral History Committee and as an associate editor of The Threshold, a tri-annual newsletter containing articles on merger policy and enforcement.

Experience

  • Patrón Tequila acquired by BacardiJones Day advised Patrón Spirits International AG ("Patrón") in connection with the acquisition by Bacardi Limited of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Patrón.
  • Rite Aid obtains antitrust clearance for proposed merger with AlbertsonsJones Day advised Rite Aid Corporation, one of the leading drugstore chains in the U.S., on the antitrust aspects of its proposed merger with Albertsons Companies, Inc.
  • Rite Aid Corporation sells 1,932 stores, three distribution centers, and related inventory to Walgreens Boots Alliance for $4.4 billion in cash.Jones Day advised Rite Aid Corporation as Antitrust counsel in the sale of 1,932 stores, three distribution centers, and related inventory to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. for $4.4 billion in cash.
  • CBS Radio merges with EnterCom for $1.6 billionJones Day served as antitrust counsel in the Reverse Morris Trust merger of CBS Corporation subsidiary CBS Radio, Inc. with Entercom Communications Corp.
  • RCCH HealthCare Partners sells EASTAR Health System to Saint Francis Health SystemJones Day served as lead antitrust counsel to RCCH HealthCare Partners in the sale of EASTAR Health System, based in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Saint Francis Health System.
  • CentraCare secures antitrust clearance to acquire St. Cloud Medical Group by successfully asserting the "failing firm" defenseCentraCare Health obtained antitrust clearance, through a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission, to acquire St. Cloud Medical Group.
  • HeidelbergCement and Lehigh Hanson acquire Italcementi for $4.1 billionJones Day secured antitrust approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the $4.1 billion acquisition by HeidelbergCement AG and its U.S. subsidiary Lehigh Hanson, Inc. of Italcementi S.p.A. and its subsidiary Essroc.
  • Monster Beverage enters into long-term commercial relationship with Coca-Cola and receives net cash payment of $2.15 billionJones Day represented Monster Beverage Corporation in connection with a series of transactions involving The Coca-Cola Company for a long-term commercial relationship in which Coke transferred its global energy drink business to Monster, Monster transferred its non-energy business and 16.7% of its common stock to Coke, the parties realigned their global distribution relationship, and Coca-Cola made a net cash payment of $2.15 billion to Monster.
  • Viasystems Group acquired by TTM Technologies for $927 millionJones Day advised Viasystems Group, Inc. in its acquisition by TTM Technologies, Inc. for a combination of cash and stock valued at approximately $368 million, or $16.46 per Viasystems share, based on the TTM closing share price as of September 19, 2014.
  • CBS Outdoor Americas acquires premium outdoor advertising business from Van Wagner Communications for $690 millionJones Day advised CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. ("CBSO") on the cash acquisition of certain outdoor advertising business from Van Wagner Communications, LLC for $690 million.
  • Crowne Group acquires Trico ProductsJones Day advised Crowne Group LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of both aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer component parts for the automotive and other industrial equipment markets, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Trico Products Corporation.
  • Major academic medical center forms alliance with regional health systemJones Day is representing a major academic medical center in a proposed affiliation with a regional hospital and health system.
  • Georgia-Pacific acquires Temple-Inland Building Products business from International Paper for $750 millionJones Day advised Georgia-Pacific LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its acquisition of the Temple-Inland Building Products business from International Paper Company for $750 million.
  • NASDAQ OMX Group obtains DOJ clearance for acquisition of certain Thomson Reuters Corporation assetsJones Day assisted The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. ("NASDAQ") in securing antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice, without the issuance of a Second Request, in its acquisition of certain assets of Thomson Reuters Corporation ("Thomson") for $390 million in cash.
  • SAP acquires leading cloud-based business commerce network Ariba for $4.3 billionJones Day advised SAP AG in its $4.3 billion acquisition of Ariba, Inc.
  • Goodrich merges with industrial conglomerate United Technologies for $18.4 billionJones Day advised Goodrich Corporation in its $18.4 billion merger with United Technologies Corp., marking a major milestone for the company and strengthening its position in the commercial aerospace industry.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • January 29, 2018
      Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel, ABA Section of Antirust Law
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