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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.

Following the transaction, Apollo Global Management Inc., the combined company, has approximately 600 million shares of a single class of voting stock entitled to one vote per share. As a larger and more liquid company with a single class of common stock and industry-leading corporate governance, Apollo is now eligible for inclusion in the S&P 500 index.

The Paul, Weiss team includes corporate partners John Scott, Brian Finnegan, Ross Fieldston, Catherine Goodall, Ramy Wahbeh, Kaisa Kuusk, Tracey Zaccone, Matthew Goldstein, Gregory Ezring, Marco Masotti, Brian Scrivani, Victoria Forrester, David Huntington, Brian Janson and Manuel Frey, and counsel Siu Yan Lin, Frances Mi, David Levine, Philip Heimowitz and Jason Tyler; tax partners Brad Okun and Brian Grieve; litigation partners Brad Karp, Lewis Clayton and Andrew Ehrlich; executive compensation partners Andrew Gaines, Jean McLoughlin and Jarrett Hoffman, and counsel Bruce Goldberger and Cynthia Akard; restructuring partner Jeffrey Saferstein and counsel Karen Zeituni; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; and real estate partner Peter Fisch.

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