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Amazon to Acquire iRobot in $1.7 Billion Deal

Paul, Weiss is advising Amazon in its all-cash acquisition of iRobot, a producer of innovative cleaning products for the home, including the Roomba robot vacuum.

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Apollo Completes $43 Billion Merger With Athene

Paul, Weiss advised Apollo in its all-stock merger with leading retirement services company Athene, in a transaction valuing the combined public company at approximately $43 billion.

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McDonald’s Wins Proxy Fight With Carl Icahn

Paul, Weiss represented the board of directors of McDonald’s Corporation in its successful proxy fight with activist investor Carl Icahn.

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SEC Finalizes Pay-for-Performance Rules

The SEC’s newly finalized pay-for-performance rules will require reporting companies to disclose standardized figures for compensation "actually paid" to the principal executive officer, average compensation "actually paid" to the remaining named executive officers, and certain other financial performance measures. Notably, these rules will take effect for proxies in the upcoming proxy season. 

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Clearlake Capital Acquires Chelsea Football Club in Consortium Deal

Paul, Weiss, acting as M&A and Funds counsel, advised Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in its acquisition of Chelsea Football Club in a consortium co-led with Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO of Eldridge.

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GE to Transform Into Three Separate Public Companies Through Spin-Off Transactions

Paul, Weiss is lead legal advisor to GE in its plan to form three industry-leading global public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy.

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Paul, Weiss Advises Advance in Completed $150 Billion WarnerMedia-Discovery Combination

Paul, Weiss advised media conglomerate Advance in the combination of AT&T Inc.’s WarnerMedia with Discovery, Inc., to create Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., a premier standalone global media and entertainment company.

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Leading Regulatory Lawyer Joins Paul, Weiss’s Investment Management Practice

Aaron J. Schlaphoff has joined the firm as a partner in the Private Funds Group within the Corporate Department, based in New York. Aaron, a seasoned asset management industry practitioner, advises some of the largest global investment firms on a wide range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

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3G Capital Completes Acquisition of Controlling Interest in Hunter Douglas in $7.1 Billion Deal

Paul, Weiss advised 3G Capital in its acquisition of a 75% stake in Netherlands-based Hunter Douglas, the global market leader in window coverings and a major manufacturer of architectural products.

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Qualcomm and SSW Partners Complete $4.5 Billion Acquisition of Veoneer

Paul, Weiss advised Qualcomm Inc. in its all-cash acquisition, alongside SSW Partners, of Stockholm-based global automotive technology leader Veoneer, Inc.

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QTS Realty Trust to Be Acquired by Blackstone Funds in $10 Billion Take-Private Deal

Paul, Weiss is advising data center operator QTS Realty Trust in its all-cash sale to Blackstone, in a transaction valued at approximately $10 billion, including the assumption of debt.

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General Atlantic Completes $3 Billion Continuation Fund to Support Continued Growth of Four Portfolio Companies

Paul, Weiss advised General Atlantic in its first multi-asset continuation fund, which allows it to retain existing stakes in four of its portfolio companies.

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MGM Completes $8.45 Billion Sale to Amazon

Paul, Weiss advised MGM in its sale to Amazon for $8.45 billion. MGM is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms

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Nuance Completes $19.7 Billion Sale to Microsoft

Paul, Weiss advised Nuance Communications, Inc. in its $19.7 billion sale to Microsoft Corp.

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