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September 16, 2022

King & Spalding Recognized for its Leadership in Atlanta-Area Deals of the Year

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2022--The Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association for Corporate Growth Atlanta named five transactions in which King & Spalding represented the acquirer or acquired company in its 2022 Deals of the Year Awards. The inaugural awards “recognize the leading middle market deals driving growth in the Atlanta region.”

King & Spalding’s Corporate, Finance and Investments group represented the Atlanta-based companies in the following transactions:

  • Commercial Real Estate – Preferred Apartment Communities in its sale to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust
  • Consumer Products and Services – Sara Blakely, founder and owner of SPANX, in the sale of a majority interest to Blackstone
  • Healthcare – Piedmont Healthcare in its acquisition of University Health Care System
  • Logistics – UPS in its acquisition of Roadie
  • Technology – Mailchimp in its sale to Intuit

Additionally, longtime King & Spalding client Frank A Argenbright Jr., Chairman and CEO, SecurAmerica, was honored with its Lifetime Achievement award.

Read the full list of award winners here.

About King & Spalding
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