Kirkland & Ellis is representing Centerview Partners LLC and Lazard Frères & Co. as financial advisors to the Special Committee of CBS Corp's. (NYSE: CBS.A, CBS) Board of Directors on CBS Corp's. agreement to combine with Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company, with the assets, capabilities and scale to be one of the most important content producers and providers in the world. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. It is expected to close by the 2019 calendar year end.
The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Eric Schiele and James Hu and associate Brandon Remington.