Venable acted as Maryland counsel to Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ("BEE") in connection with its recent merger with and into an affiliate of Blackstone Group LP ("BX"), in a transaction that had a total value of approximately $6 billion. The transaction closed on December 11, 2015. Venable's corporate team was led by partner Patsy McGowan
, who was assisted by associate Dan Mendelsohn
. Venable partner Stewart Webb
provided litigation advice in connection with the merger.