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Michael Dabney

Michael Dabney joined Centerview Partners in 2007. He has advised on over $200 billon of transactions across a broad range of industries with a particular focus on Food & Consumer Products.

Recent transactions include Mondelez’s acquisitions of Tate’s Cookies, Give & Go, Hu and Chipita, Joseph Phelps on its sale to Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, CVS Health’s $77 billion acquisition of Aetna, Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare joint venture with GSK, Heinz’s $28 billion sale to 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway, Procter & Gamble on its proxy fight with Trian and its $15 billion sale of beauty brands to Coty in a Reverse Morris Trust, Hain Celestial on its sales of Hain Pure Protein, Campbell Soup on its proxy fight with Third Point and sales of Bolthouse Farms to Butterfly Capital and Garden Fresh Gourmet to Fountain of Youth, Coty on its tender offer from JAB, Lipman's acquisition of Huron Produce and Movado’s acquisitions of Olivia Burton and MVMT.

Other transactions include Mondelez’s formation of a global coffee joint venture with D.E Master Blenders 1753, $14 billion acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain with JAB and $230 million sale of its 50% interest in Ajinomoto General Foods to Ajinomoto; Kraft Foods $27 billion spin-off of its North American grocery business, $22 billion acquisition of Cadbury and $4 billion sale of its North American pizza business to Nestlé; the $6 billion sale of Big Heart Pet Brands to J.M. Smucker; the $2 billion sale of Del Monte Foods Consumer Products business to Del Monte Pacific, Altria’s $12 billion acquisition of UST; Vestar’s $1 billion sale of Birds Eye to Pinnacle Foods Group; T-Bird Restaurant Group’s sale to H.I.G Capital; and advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of DIRECTV on the exchange of all 21.8mm shares of super-voting Class B common stock for 26.5mm shares of single-vote Class A common stock.

Mr. Dabney graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in economics.

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Announced: Q3 2022
Value: $1.1 billion
Status: Pending

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