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St. Jude Medical to Acquire AGA Medical Holdings

Ropes & Gray is representing private equity firm Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, a 44 percent owner of AGA Medical Holdings Inc., in the planned sale of AGA to St. Jude Medical Inc. for $1.3 billion, announced Oct. 19. The deal is expected to close at the end of 2010.

The Ropes & Gray deal team was led by New York-based corporate partner Carl Marcellino and litigation partner Bill Sussman and included associate Christopher Parsons.

The firm's private equity lawyers have been involved in some of the most significant private equity deals of 2010, including representing a private equity consortium consisting of Berkshire Partners, Bain Capital and Advent International in the $1.1 billion leveraged buyout of SkillSoft; TPG in a co-investment with Goldman Sachs for the €1.2 billion secondary buyout acquisition of Ontex N.V.; and Thomas H. Lee Partners in its $1.1 billion acquisition of inVentiv Health.

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