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Peter Izanec represents public and private companies, private equity funds, and hedge funds in a wide variety of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, financings, pension de-risking transactions, proxy contests, activist investments, and governance matters. He works with clients in many industries, including consumer goods, financial services, mortgage-related industries, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, food and beverage, retail, high technology development companies, heavy manufacturing, and restaurant chains.Some recent matters include: Procter & Gamble's sales of its beauty ($12.5 billion), pet foods ($2.9 billion), Pringles snacks ($2.7 billion), Folgers ($3.3 billion), and Duracell ($2.9 billion) businesses and joint venture with Teva Pharmaceuticals for its global OTC medicine business; numerous acquisitions of public companies, including Albertsons' $17 billion sale and FirstMerit Corporation's $912 million acquisition of Citizens Republic Bancorp; and General Motors and Verizon Communications in their respective groundbreaking $28 billion and $9 billion pension de-risking transactions. Peter also has represented banks and investment funds in numerous transactions relating to residential mortgage loans, including billions of dollars of mortgage loan portfolio sales, MSR sales, and origination and servicing business platform sales, and has represented a variety of companies in joint ventures and strategic alliances, including P&G's JV with Teva Pharmaceuticals and ConAgra Foods' $4 billion flour JV with Cargill.