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Yamana Gold to Be Acquired by Gold Fields in $6.7 Billion Deal

Paul, Weiss is advising Yamana Gold Inc., a Canada-based precious metals producer with land positions throughout the Americas, in its all-stock acquisition by Gold Fields Limited, a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Chile, Ghana, Peru and South Africa. The transaction, valued at $6.7 billion, will create a top-four global gold producer, with the combined company to be headquartered in Johannesburg.

Upon completion of the transaction, which is expected to close in the second half of 2022, Gold Fields and Yamana shareholders will own approximately 61% and 39% of the combined entity, respectively.

The Paul, Weiss team includes corporate partners Adam Givertz, Ian Hazlett and Christopher Cummings, and counsel Christian Kurtz; tax partners Matthew Jordan and David Mayo; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

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