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WME IMG to Acquire UFC

Paul, Weiss is representing WME IMG in its agreement to acquire Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world's premier professional mixed martial arts organization. WME IMG will also serve as UFC's operating partner. Silver Lake Partners and KKR will join WME IMG as new strategic investors, along with MSD Capital, L.P. and MSD Partners, L.P., which will provide preferred equity financing. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Justin Hamill, Chuck Googe and Jeanette Chan and counsel Marta Kelly and Corinna Yu; tax partners Jeffrey Samuels and David Mayo; litigation partners Lynn Bayard, Aidan Synnott and Les Fagen and counsel Daniel Crane; real estate partner Salvatore Gogliormella; environmental counsel William O'Brien; and employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic.

POSTED ON July 11, 2016 » Learn More About This Practice

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