Akin Gump Advised on $21B 7-Eleven Deal Named to D CEO M&A Awards

(Dallas) – Akin Gump is pleased to share that a deal on which it advised—7-Eleven’s acquisition of leading convenience store chain Speedway from Marathon Petroleum Corp.—has been named the Deal of the Year ($1+ billion) at D CEO’s Mergers & Acquisitions Awards. An Akin Gump team led by corporate partners Tom Yang and Nicholas Houpt advised 7-Eleven in the matter. Mr. Yang was also a finalist for Dealmaker of the Year.

In its ninth year, the M&A Awards recognize the top North Texas deals and dealmakers from the previous year. A private awards ceremony was held on May 6.

To learn more about the deal and Akin Gump’s role in the $21 billion transaction, click here.

This award follows the deal’s recognition as “M&A Deal of the Year (Premium)” by Asian Legal Business (click here), and its shortlisting in The Texas Lawbook and Association of Corporate Counsel’s 2020 DFW Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards (click here) and The Deal Awards (click here).

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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