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Ares Management Leads Growth Investment in Virgin Voyages

Paul, Weiss advised funds managed by Ares Management’s Private Equity Group in their growth investment in Virgin Voyages, the award-winning cruise brand from Richard Branson's Virgin Group. The Ares funds led the $550 million funding round, which included additional capital from existing investors including Virgin Group and Bain Capital. The investment will enable Virgin Voyages to strengthen its financial position while supporting the brand's rapid expansion into international markets.

The Paul, Weiss team was led by Kenneth Schneider and Michael Vogel, and included corporate partners Thomas de la Bastide and Christodoulos Kaoutzanis and counsel Stephen Koo, David Epstein and Jason Tyler; intellectual property partners Charles Googe and Claudine Meredith-Goujon; tax partner Scott Sontag; executive compensation partner Rebecca Coccaro and counsel Bruce Goldberger; restructuring partner Alice Eaton; litigation partners Andre Bouchard, Gregory Laufer, Andrew Ehrlich and Catherine Nyarady and counsel Peter Jaffe and Steven Herzog; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

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