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Barons of the Big Deal

a partner/managing director in 1991. He started his career in 1984 in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of The First Boston Corp.SELECTED DEALS

Year Transaction Value
2005 ConocoPhilips Co. acquisition of Burlington Resources $35.6 billion
2005 Koch Industries Inc. acquisition of Georgia-Pacific Corp. 21.0 billion
2004 Colgate-Palmolive acquisition of GABA CHF 1.05 billion*
2003 Pfizer sale of Schick to Energizer 930.0 million
2003 Phat Farm sale to Kelwood Holdings 150.0 million
2002 Unilever sale of DiverseyLever to S.C. Johnson 1.75 billion
2001 Nabisco Holdings sale to Philip Morris Cos. 20.0 billion
2001 Nabisco Group Holdings sale to RJ Reynolds 9.8 billion
1998 Jefferson Smurfit acquisition of Stone Container Corp. 6.5 billion
1989 Georgia-Pacific acquisition of Great Northern Nekoosa Corp. 3.75 billion


*Swiss Francs

William M. Lewis Jr.Managing Director an Co-Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard Freres
Age: 50
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Education: Graduate of Harvard College (1978) and Harvard Business School (1982)
Experience: Before joining Lazard in 2004, Lewis worked at Morgan Stanley in several capacities over his 24-year tenure: co-head of the firm’s Banking Group, co-head of its Global Mergers and Acquisitions department, and head of its Real Estate Banking and Private Equity businesses.


Year Transaction Value
2005 Sale of Maytag to Whirlpool $1.79 billion
1993 Sale of American Tourister to Astrum International 68 million
1992 Sale of Moog Automotive to Cooper Industries 612 million
1989 Acquisition of Wilson Sporting Goods by Amer Group 200 million
1989 Buyout of Environdyne by Emerald Acquisition Corp. 720 million
1989 Buyout of Coleman by MacAndrews & Forbes 545 million
1987 Acquisition of Children’s World by GrandMet USA  
1986 Acquisition of Hammermill by International Paper 1.1 billion
1986 Acquisition of AMF by Minstar 545 million
1979 Buyout of P.R. Mallory (Now Duracell) by Dart Industries 252 million