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Goodyear to Acquire Cooper in $2.5 Billion Deal

Paul, Weiss is advising The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, one of the world’s largest tire companies, in its acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, in a deal valued at approximately $2.5 billion. The cash-and-stock transaction will combine the global companies’ complementary portfolio of well-known tire brands and solidify Ohio-based Goodyear’s position as the third-largest global tire maker based on revenue. It is expected to close in the second half of 2021, pending customary approvals and closing conditions.

The Paul, Weiss team is led by corporate partners Scott Barshay, Kyle Seifried, Caith Kushner and David Huntington, and counsel Soo-ah Nah and Patricia Vaz de Almeida; litigation partner Jaren Janghorbani and counsel Peter Jaffe, Steven Herzog and Rachel Fiorill; executive compensation partners Jarrett Hoffman and Lawrence Witdorchic; antitrust partners Rick Rule and Joseph Bial, and counsel Marta Kelly; IP partner Charles Googe; tax partner Jeffrey Samuels and counsel Alyssa Wolpin; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

February 22, 2021

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