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Michael Dabney

Partner
 
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 and Hu, 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, Coty on its tender offer from JAB, Lipman's acquisition of Huron Produce and Movado’s acquisition of 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; Movado's acquisition of Olivia Burton; 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: Q1 2021
Status: Pending

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