Behind the deal

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1 Weiss is the publisher of The Paris Review, a quarterly literary magazine co-founded in 1953 by George Plimpton. He was previously the magazine’s editor

2 He sits on the board of trustees at The Frick Collection, New York’s famous art museum, which includes works by John Constable, Francois Boucher and Giovanni Bellini

3 Weiss is currently global head of investment banking at Lazard and has worked on deals such as the takeover of Cadbury by Kraft and the acquisition of Anheuser Busch by InBev

Also advising...
Lazard was lead financial adviser to Reynolds, and JP Morgan was also financial adviser. Reynolds’ legal adviser was Jones Day. Lorillard’s financial advisers were Centerview Partners and Barclays and legal advisers were Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.