Two Faegre Baker Daniels legal practices have been recommended in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 United States. Recommended practices include Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, M&A: Middle-market.
The Legal 500 ranks law firms annually with a goal of helping corporate counsel select outside counsel. A team of experienced researchers conducts in-depth market research for several months, gathering information from the firms themselves, peers and clients.
The Legal 500 recommended Faegre Baker Daniels for its work on capital markets: debt offerings, and highlighted the firm as having a strong presence in the Midwest market. FaegreBD’s most notable work was counseling Wells Fargo on public and private debt offerings totaling $18.5bn. Other clients mentioned include Zimmer Biomet, Target, Northern Oil & Gas and Archer Daniels Midland. Practice leader Sonia Shewchuk, and attorneys Dawn Holicky Pruitt, Janelle Blankenship and Christine Long received mentions for their contributions.
FaegreBD’s mergers and acquisitions practice was highlighted for middle-market M&A work, with emphasis on food and beverage-related deals. General Mills’ $765 million sale of its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods, and Hormel Foods Corporation’s $775m acquisition of Applegate Farms were some of the notable deals. In Minneapolis, M&A practice leader Bruce Engler and Chris Hofstad, head of FaegreBD’s corporate group, stood out for their respective experiences in this area. In Chicago, Roger Rhoten advised on multiple notable complex international transactions, including multibillion-dollar acquisitions involving European private equity sponsors.