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General Atlantic to Acquire and Merge Online Brokers

Paul, Weiss client General Atlantic announced definitive agreements to acquire and combine two online brokerage firms - OptionsHouse, LLC and tradeMonster. Under the terms of the agreements, GA will acquire OptionsHouse from its stockholder, Peak6 Investments, L.P., and will separately acquire a majority interest in tradeMonster from its stockholders, subject to regulatory clearance and satisfaction of other conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Matthew Abbott, Kelley Parker, Raphael Russo and Dale Sarro, counsel Didier Malaquin, Ji Lu and Pearl Yuan-Garg; real estate partner Peter Fisch; tax partners Richard Bronstein and Patrick Karsnitz; employee benefits partner Robert Fleder and counsel Erin Murphy; IP counsel Menachem Kaplan; and assistance from litigation partner Andrew Gordon.

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