1. Air Products on track with Airgas strategy

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    Investors in Airgas Inc., the subject of a $5.5 billion hostile bid by Air Products & Chemicals Inc., are scheduled to vote on two slates of directors Wed., Sept. 15. Both companies have put forth three board nominees; however, Air Products will likely be successful in getting its nominees seats, says Sullivan & Cromwell's Frank Aquila. - Sara Behunek

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    • Nordstrom-Hautelook, 'template' for future transactions

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      Nordstrom's acquisition of Hautelook is a "pretty good template for the types of transactions we may be seeing," says Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's Frank Aquila. As consumers have "drifted toward the dollar store ... it's put a lot of a pressure on traditional retailers," says Aquila, "more and more companies are going to be looking towards the electronic channels." - Katie Roof

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      • Q4 could be 'very very robust for M&A activity'

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        If politicians and bankers "put to rest some of the concerns about the European debt crisis," explains Frank Aquila, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, "you could see a period starting in the fourth quarter that would be very very robust for M&A activity." The types of deals will be "mostly strategic deals, corporate buyers," says Aquila, and "a fair bit of private equity activity." -- Katie Roof

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        • Aquila: Beverage companies to consolidate

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          "Given the growth profile, you have to believe that's a space to keep an eye on," says Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's Frank Aquila about consolidation in the beverage industry. Says Aquila, "People who were spending a lot of money buying cases of water suddenly are filtering their own water." As a result, "the ability of beverage companies to grow is quite constrained." - Katie Roof

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          • Rodgin Cohen: 30-year fixed mortgage 'nonsensical'

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            The Deal Economy 2011: Rodgin Cohen, the 'trauma surgeon of Wall Street' weighs in on what it will take to get the private sector back in the mortgage business.

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            • Larger equity commitments in PE buyouts

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              Carlyle Group's $3.8 billion buyout of vitamin and nutritional supplements maker NBTY Inc. in July and Blackstone Group LP's $4.7 billion buyout of electric power producer Dynegy Inc. in August are emblematic of several trends in private equity deals this year, including larger equity commitments, says Audra Cohen, a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's mergers and acquisitions group, who advised the targets in both deals. For more, see "Blackstone strikes biggest buyout of the year in $4.7B Dynegy deal." - Mary Kathleen Flynn

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              • Aquila predicts a rise in corporate deal activity

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                Although lately there has been less deal activity than was anticipated, Frank Aquila, co-head of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's global corporate practice, is optimistic about corporate deals in the coming months. Aquila says that "the backlog and demand has become so great in certain sectors for consolidation" that many companies will be pressed into doing deals. In particular, Aquila is predicting more consolidation in healthcare and consumer sectors. He also predicts strong cross-border deal activity in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Aquila has advised on over $250 billion in M&A transactions, notably InBev SA/NV's hostile bid for Anheuser-Busch Cos. in 2008. - Katie Roof

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                • The 2011 Catholic Charities Annual Gala

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                  Moving speeches by Gala honorees Roger C. Altman, founder and chairman of Evercore Partners, H. Rodgin Cohen, senior chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and His Excellency, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, made the annual Gala of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York an unforgettable evening. Check out exclusive photos of the grand event, held in New York's historic Waldorf=Astoria, on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150658233645494.697092.302103665493

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                  • Antoinette Schoar – John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellow Lectures

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                    Antoinette Schoar, Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan Management School, "Shaped by Booms and Busts: The Impact of Economic Conditions on Managerial Outcomes."

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                    • Future M&A depends on stable economy

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                      Private equity-backed and strategic M&A will continue to be robust for the rest of 2010 and 2011 "if the financing markets can stay stable," says Audra Cohen, a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell LLP's mergers and acquisitions group, who this summer advised on Carlyle Group's $3.8 billion buyout of vitamin and nutritional supplements maker NBTY Inc. and Blackstone Group LP's $4.7 billion buyout of electric power producer Dynegy Inc.

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