King & Spalding served as counsel to three outside directors on the board of Emdeon Inc., a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management solutions, in the company's proposed merger with Blackstone Capital Partners VI L.P. The transaction, which is expected to close in the second half of 2011, is valued at about $3 billion.
The King & Spalding team representing Emdeon's outside directors on this transaction was led by Jack Capers, a partner in the firm's Atlanta corporate practice. Partners E. William Bates II (corporate, New York) and John K. Sweet (tax, New York) and associate Robert J. Leclerc (corporate, New York) also advised on the matter.
Cameron L. Cowan, a partner in the debt capital markets practice in King & Spalding's Washington, D.C., office, has been selected as a member of the inaugural advisory board for Indego Africa.
Indego Africa is an innovative, non-profit social enterprise that partners with women artisans in Rwanda on a fair trade basis to drive forward a sustainable, long-term solution to systemic poverty in Africa.
Mr. Cowan counsels financial institutions, corporations and government agencies in complex financings in the United States, Europe and Asia and serves as a leading advisor on financial markets regulation. Chambers Global and Chambers USA both list Cowan among their highest-rated securitization lawyers, describing him as a "very personable and fantastically knowledgeable adviser" and as "a dominant force" and widely experienced pioneer in the field.
King & Spalding partners Roberto Aguirre Luzi and Craig Miles have been named to an elite list of the leading figures of the international arbitration bar under the age of 45 by Global Arbitration Review. The two lawyers were featured in GAR's "45 Under 45" survey, published in its August 5 issue. Selections to the list were made by the publication's editorial board and practitioners who appeared in the previous listing in 2006 and were based on the quality of nominees' references and the frequency with which they appeared in GAR coverage.
Mr. Aguirre Luzi, 38, and Mr. Miles, 43, are members of King & Spalding's international arbitration practice in the firm's Houston, Texas, office.