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Brooks Automation to Split Into Two Publicly Traded Companies

Paul, Weiss advised Brooks Automation, Inc. in the separation of its business into two independent, publicly-traded companies. The transaction will establish a pure-play life sciences company with market-leading sample-based solutions and genomics services, to be renamed later this year; and an automation technology company with significant expertise in semiconductor manufacturing solutions and the potential to expand into multi-market automation, which will retain the Brooks Automation name.

The transaction is planned to be a pro rata distribution of shares to Brooks shareholders in a tax-efficient manner, with a target completion date by the end of calendar year 2021 subject to customary market, regulatory and other conditions.

The Paul, Weiss team included, among others, corporate partners Steven Williams, Scott Barshay and John Kennedy and counsel Gabriella Toossi; tax partners Jeffrey Samuels and Robert Holo; intellectual property partner Jonathan Ashtor and counsel Elana Bensoul; executive compensation partner Lawrence Witdorchic; real estate partner Peter Fisch and counsel Barry Langman; and restructuring partner Brian Bolin.

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