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Corporate Law 2011 (2)

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Award levelHighly commended
InnovationAdvising Avis Budget on its bid for Dollar Thrifty
Originality8
Rationale7
Impact5
Total20
DescriptionThe unorthodox strategy of making an antitrust filing prior to Avis making a bid for Dollar Thrifty enabled Avis to move forward on an offer without a formal bid and was key in getting Dollar Thrifty's investors to vote down a first bid from rival Hertz Global.

Corporate Law 2011

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Innovation3G’s acquisition of Burger King
Originality7
Rationale8
Impact8
Total23
DescriptionCreated a new dual-track deal structure that addressed the concerns of both parties where use of a traditional structure would have failed. The structure has since been replicated in a number of deals.