January 12, 2015 ‹ AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) and MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:MWIV) today announced that they have entered into a definitivemerger agreement for AmerisourceBergen to acquire MWI Veterinary Supply (MWI), the leading animal health distribution company in the United States.

Under the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, AmerisourceBergen, through a new wholly-owned subsidiary, will make an all cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of MWI at a price of $190.00 per share, representing a $2.5 billion fully diluted equity value. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP represented AmerisourceBergen in connection with this transaction, which is expected to close during the March quarter of 2015.

The Cravath team was led by partners Damien R. Zoubek and Robert I. Townsend III and included associate Daniel J. Cerqueira (M&A); partner Jennifer S. Conway, practice area attorney Nicole F. Foster and associate Matthew J. Bobby (executive compensation and benefits); partner J. Leonard Teti II (tax); and partner Matthew Morreale (environmental). Adam J. Gross also worked on M&A matters and Richard Bohm also worked on tax matters.