Latham & Watkins Advises Frontier Airlines in Combination with Spirit Airlines

A multidisciplinary deal team led from the Bay Area represents Frontier in the transaction to create America’s most competitive ultra-low fare airline.

February 07, 2022

Spirit Airlines, Inc. (Spirit) (NYSE: SAVE) and Frontier Group Holdings, Inc. (Frontier) (NASDAQ: ULCC), parent company of Frontier Airlines, Inc., have announced a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine, creating America’s most competitive ultra-low fare airline.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Frontier in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Bay Area partners Mark Bekheit and Tony Richmond, with associates Tessa Bernhardt, Jake Wasserman, Josh Landis, Melinda Vanderburg, Brian Baloun, and Brian Ferrell. Advice was also provided on finance matters by Washington, D.C. partner Ben Berman, with associate Rychelle Andersen; on benefits and compensation matters by Bay Area partner Jay Metz, with associate James Robinson; on tax matters by Bay Area partner Kirt Switzer, with associate Alexander Farris; on data privacy matters by Bay Area counsel Robert Blamires, with associate Samantha Maerz-Boening; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Alan Devlin, Frankfurt/Düsseldorf partner Max Hauser, and Bay Area counsel Jason Daniels, with associates Matthew Piehl and Charles Sprague; and on capital markets matters by Los Angeles/New York partner Greg Rodgers and Los Angeles partner Arash Aminian Baghai, with associate Ryan Gold.

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