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IBM to Sell The Weather Company to Francisco Partners

Paul, Weiss is advising IBM in its sale of The Weather Company to Francisco Partners. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Assets included in the sale are The Weather Company's digital consumer-facing offerings, The Weather Channel mobile and cloud-based digital properties, including, Weather Underground and Storm Radar, as well as the company’s enterprise offerings and forecasting science and technology platform.

IBM will retain its sustainability software business, including its Environmental Intelligence Suite (EIS), and intends to continue leveraging The Weather Company's weather data for EIS, which spans various climate-related use cases. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2024, subject to regulatory approvals, completion of local labor processes and other customary closing conditions.

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