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IBM to Acquire Red Hat in $34 Billion Deal

Paul, Weiss is advising International Business Machines Corp. in its all-cash acquisition of Red Hat Inc., creating the world’s largest hybrid cloud provider. Under the terms of the proposed deal, IBM will acquire Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion. The deal represents IBM’s largest-ever transaction. 

The Paul, Weiss team is led by corporate partners Scott Barshay and Steven Williams and includes corporate partner John Kennedy and counsel Kyle Seifried and Frances Mi; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic and counsel Jarrett Hoffman; finance partners Manuel Frey and Gregory Ezring and counsel Caith Kushner; tax partners Jeffrey Samuels and Scott Sontag; and intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon and counsel Jonathan Ashtor.

 

October 28, 2018

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