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IMG College and Learfield to Merge

In a deal bringing together two of sports’ largest multimedia rights and sponsorship businesses, Paul, Weiss is representing IMG College, the collegiate division of WME | IMG, in its merger with Learfield. Financial terms of the transaction, announced on October 5, were not disclosed. Silver Lake, a strategic partner and long-term investor in WME | IMG, will acquire a minority stake in the combined business through a new capital deployment.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Brian Lavin, Monica Thurmond and counsel Pearl Yuan-Garg; litigation partners Aidan Synnott and Daniel Toal and counsel Robert Kravitz; tax partner Jeffrey Samuels; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; real estate partner Salvatore Gogliormella; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic and counsel Uri Horowitz; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; entertainment counsel Carolyn Casselman; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

October 5, 2017

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