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Client News

Inspire Brands to Acquire Dunkin’ Brands for $11.3 Billion

Paul, Weiss is advising Inspire Brands in its acquisition of the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins.

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Client News

Sandler Capital Completes $2 Billion Sale of Xplornet to Stonepeak Partners

Paul, Weiss advised Sandler Capital Management in the sale of its portfolio company Xplornet Communications Inc., a Canada-based broadband service provider, to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners for an enterprise value of $2 billion. 

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Client News

Roark Makes Strategic Investment in The Cheesecake Factory

Paul, Weiss advised affiliates of Roark Capital in a $200 million convertible preferred investment in The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated.

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Awards & Recognition

KPS Capital Wins “Turnaround Deal of the Year” Award From Buyouts Magazine

Paul, Weiss client KPS Capital won an award for “Turnaround Deal of the Year” from Buyouts magazine for its successful rebuilding of a former portfolio company, Chassis Brakes International Group.

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Client News

Roark to Acquire ServiceMaster Brands in $1.5 Billion Deal

Paul, Weiss is advising an affiliate of Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of the ServiceMaster Brands businesses of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of essential services to residential and commercial customers in the termite, pest control, health-based cleaning and restoration markets, for $1.553 billion.

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Client News

General Atlantic Invests $870 Million in Jio Platforms

Paul, Weiss is advising General Atlantic LLC in its $870 million investment in Jio Platforms, the largest India-based telecommunications company. The investment, along with similar recent investments from Facebook Inc., Silver Lake Partners and Vista Equity Partners, repositions Reliance Industries-owned Jio as a major tech player in the world’s second-largest internet market.

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Publications

COVID-19: Certain Considerations for Private Equity Firms and Portfolio Companies

With developments moving faster than can be captured in any single alert or memorandum, we prepared a guide to the range of issues that private equity firms and portfolio companies need to consider in navigating coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts. 

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Publications

Senate Approves $310 Billion in Additional Funding for the Paycheck Protection Program

The Senate has passed the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” to provide up to $484 billion in additional funding for COVID-19 relief programs, including $310 billion for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), with $60 billion reserved for smaller, local lenders.

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Firm News

Leading Private Equity Lawyer Sarah Stasny Joins Paul, Weiss

Sarah Stasny is joining the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department.

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Client News

Ares Management Makes Major Investment in OUTFRONT Media

Paul, Weiss is advising funds managed by Ares Management Corporation in their pending purchase, alongside Providence Equity Partners LLC, of $400 million in newly issued convertible preferred stock in OUTFRONT Media Inc.

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Paul, Weiss Named Private Equity Law Firm of the Year by The Deal

Paul, Weiss was recognized by The Deal in three categories in the 2018 Deal Awards.

Awards & Recognition

Matt Abbott, Angelo Bonvino and Taurie Zeitzer Recognized by Business Insider as Top Private Equity Dealmakers

Corporate partners Matt Abbott, Angelo Bonvino and Taurie Zeitzer are recognized by Business Insider as top private equity dealmakers.

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