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Dollar General is a chain of variety stores operating in 30 U.S. states. As of 2007, the chain operates about 8,260 stores and its headquarters is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General stores are typically in small shopping plazas or strip malls in local neighborhoods. Dollar General offers both first-quality and lesser-quality merchandise, including off-brand goods and closeouts of name-brand items. On July 6, 2007, Dollar General completed its $7.0 billion merger with Buck Acquisition Corp. Buck is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, Citi Private Equity, and other equity co-investors.
Cypress advised Dollar General in connection with valuation and transaction issues asserted by certain dissident shareholders. None of such issues were validated and the transaction was consummated within the anticipated timeframe.