Mergers & Acquisitions
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Our M&A lawyers are among the most experienced and effective in the world. We represent many of the world's largest publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as leading private equity firms, hedge funds, financial advisors and other financial institutions and investors on their most important merger, acquisitions and takeover transactions.
Paul, Weiss represented Mitel Networks Corporation in its $531 million all-cash acquisition of Sunnyvale, California-based communications solutions company ShoreTel, Inc. Under the transaction, Ottawa-based enterprise communications company Mitel acquired all of ShoreTel’s common stock at $7.50 per share in a cash tender offer. Approximately 89 percent of ShoreTel’s outstanding shares of common stock were tendered. Following acceptance for payment of the shares of ShoreTel common stock tendered, Mitel completed the acquisition through the merger of its subsidiary with and into ShoreTel.
The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Manuel Frey, Adam Givertz and Brian Kim and counsel Andrea Quek, Stephen Centa and Edward So; employee benefits partner Andrew Gaines; tax partner Scott Sontag and counsel Alyssa Wolpin; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe and Claudine Meredith-Goujon and counsel Jonathan Ashtor; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; real estate partner Mitchell Berg; litigation partners Andrew Gordon, Stephen Lamb, Mark Mendelsohn and Eric Stone and counsel Peter Jaffe; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.