Ex-Treasury Counselor Antonio Weiss Emerges as Banker on Keurig Deal

Antonio Weiss

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Antonio Weiss has made his way back to dealmaking.

A counselor to the U.S. Treasury Department under Secretary Jack Lew and former President Barack Obama, the former Lazard Ltd. rainmaker worked as an adviser on the $18.7 billion deal by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. to buy Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. announced on Monday.

AFW LP was among Keurig’s banking advisers. That’s a limited partnership created by Weiss, according to a person familiar with his role. He was previously global head of investment banking at Lazard, which he joined in 1994, working in New York and Paris.

Weiss is known for his work on some of the largest consumer deals including advising Reynolds American Inc. on a $26.5 billion purchase of Lorillard Inc., and InBev NV on its $52 billion takeover of Anheuser-Busch Cos. in 2008. He is a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, and previously was publisher of the Paris Review. 

The New York Times earlier reported his role in the Keurig deal.

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