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DOJ Clears Way for Acquisition of Pace by ARRIS Group

Paul, Weiss client Pace plc, a leading global developer of technologies and products for the PayTV and broadband services industries, achieved a significant victory when the Department of Justice closed its second request investigation of a proposed acquisition of Pace by a competitor, ARRIS Group, Inc., without requiring any remedial measures. The $2.1 billion transaction had been the subject of intense antitrust scrutiny, primarily focused on the DOJ's concern that the elimination of future competition between Pace and ARRIS might cause customers to pay more for certain set-top box and optical transmission products. In responding to the second request, Pace produced over 460,000 documents, provided witnesses for government interviews and also submitted several advocacy pieces, together with ARRIS, demonstrating why the DOJ's concerns had no merit.

The Paul, Weiss team included litigation partners Aidan Synnott and Moses Silverman and counsel Amy Barton; London-based corporate partners Mark Bergman and David Lakhdhir; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly and Didier Malaquin.

December 1, 2015

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