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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Shortlisted for Private Equity "Team of the Year" in IFLR Americas Awards

Paul, Weiss is shortlisted as a “Team of the Year” for Private Equity in the International Financial Law Review's 2022 IFLR Americas Awards.

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Awards & Recognition

Sarah Stasny Shortlisted for “Private Equity Lawyer of the Year” in Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards

Corporate partner Sarah Stasny has been shortlisted for “Private Equity Lawyer of the Year” in Euromoney’s 2022 Women in Business Law America Awards.

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Firm News

Paul, Weiss Adds Private Equity M&A Partner in New York

Megan Ward Spelman has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in New York.

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Client News

Apollo Completes $43 Billion Merger With Athene

Paul, Weiss advised Apollo in its all-stock merger with leading retirement services company Athene, in a transaction valuing the combined public company at approximately $43 billion.

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Client News

Publications

Matt Abbott Publishes Article in Mergers & Acquisitions

Corporate partner Matt Abbott wrote an article, “A Look Back at Top PE Trends in 2021,” published in the November/December issue of Mergers & Acquisitions.

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Awards & Recognition

Taurie Zeitzer Shortlisted for "Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame" in IFLR Americas Awards

Corporate partner Taurie Zeitzer is shortlisted for the "Women Dealmakers Hall of Fame" in the International Financial Law Review's 2022 IFLR Americas Awards.

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Client News

Neustar Acquired by TransUnion for $3.1 Billion

Paul, Weiss advised Neustar in its $3.1 billion sale to TransUnion by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation by Singapore-based investment firm GIC.

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Publications

Takeaways – ESG Intersects with PE: Practical ESG Considerations for Private Equity

On October 27, Paul, Weiss hosted a virtual, senior-level roundtable, “ESG Intersects with PE: Practical ESG Considerations for Private Equity,” with general counsel, chief compliance officers and other C-suite executives from top private equity firms.

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Client News

General Atlantic Co-Leads $1.4 Billion Funding Round in Sierra Space

Paul, Weiss advised General Atlantic in its Series A investment in Sierra Space, a leading commercial space company with 1,100 employees, more than 500 missions and over 30 years of space flight heritage.

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Client News

QAD Completes Sale to Thoma Bravo in $2 Billion Take-Private Transaction

Paul, Weiss advised QAD Inc.’s Special Committee in the $2 billion all-cash sale of QAD to private equity firm Thoma Bravo.

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Client News

Apollo Funds to Acquire Verizon Media in $5 Billion Deal

Paul, Weiss is advising funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management in their $5 billion acquisition of Verizon Media, which includes iconic brands such as Yahoo and AOL.

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Client News

Golden Gate Capital to Acquire Securly

Paul, Weiss is advising Golden Gate Capital in its acquisition of Securly from the company’s shareholders, which include Defy Partners, Owl Ventures and Securly co-founder Vinay Mahadik.

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Awards & Recognition

Law360 Recognizes Four Paul, Weiss Practice Groups Among the Year’s Best

Paul, Weiss won four Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” recognitions for the firm’s achievements in 2020 in the Capital Markets, Fund Formation, Private Equity and Securities categories.

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