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Craig T. Alcorn

Craig T. Alcorn

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Craig Alcorn advises companies on a broad range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and securities law matters. Mr. Alcorn has represented, among others:

  • Hospira, Inc. in its $17 billion acquisition by Pfizer Inc.;
  • Longview Capital Management in connection with the consortium buyout of PetSmart, Inc. in a transaction valued at $8.7 billion;
  • Hillshire Brands Company in its proposed $6.6 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Inc. and Hillshire’s response to unsolicited acquisition offers made by Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. that concluded with Tyson’s $8.55 billion acquisition of Hillshire;
  • Exelon Corporation in its $7.9 billion acquisition of Constellation Energy Group, Inc.;
  • Digital River, Inc. in its $840 million acquisition by a private equity consortium led by Siris Capital Group;
  • Kinetic Concepts, Inc. in its $6.1 billion acquisition by Apax Partners; its $1.7 billion acquisition of LifeCell Corporation; and its private placement of $690 million of convert- ible notes to finance the LifeCell acquisition;
  • Chevron Corporation in its $4.3 billion acquisition and restructuring of Atlas Energy, Inc.;
  • Classified Ventures, LLC in its $585 million sale of its Apartments.com business to CoStar Group Inc.;
  • VeraSun Energy Corporation in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy and related asset sales;
  • Hillenbrand, Inc. in its $435 million acquisition of K-Tron International, Inc.;
  • Capital Shopping Centres Group PLC (United Kingdom) in the approximately $600 million partnership transaction involving Capital and Counties U.S.A., its U.S. REIT subsidiary;
  • Ball Corporation in the sale of certain assets related to its plastic container business;
  • Black Diamond Capital Management in its acquisition of Foamex International and consortium acquisition of Arclin (Canada);
  • Ashtead Capital, Inc. in a series of senior secured notes offerings under Rule 144A; and
  • Credit Suisse as lead underwriter of a $425 million 144A senior secured notes offering by ACCO Brands Corporation.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Alcorn worked at Arthur Andersen LLP and Protiviti Inc. as an internal audit and risk consultant from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Alcorn is a certified internal auditor.


J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2007 (cum laude)

M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, 2007

B.S. (Economics and Finance), Florida State University, 2000 (magna cum laude)

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Craig T. Alcorn is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Securities Law Aspects of Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Corporate Transactions (April, 24, 2017) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Closing the Transaction: Practical Legal Considerations - Pocket MBA 2017: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Thursday, October 19, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Chicago, IL

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