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E-Trade to Acquire OptionsHouse

E*TRADE Financial Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Paul, Weiss client Aperture New Holdings, Inc., the parent company of OptionsHouse, for $725 million in cash. The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016, will boost E*TRADE's derivatives capabilities while expanding its customer profile with the addition of OptionsHouse's highly active, derivative-centric traders. OptionsHouse is an indirect subsidiary of Aperture, which is a portfolio company of General Atlantic.

The Paul, Weiss team, which represented both Aperture and General Atlantic, included corporate partners Neil Goldman and Matthew Abbott, Dale Sarro and Manuel Frey and counsel Ji Lu and Pearl Yuan-Garg; tax partner Patrick Karsnitz; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; intellectual property counsel Menachem Kaplan; employee benefits partner Robert Fleder; litigation partner Aidan Synnott; and real estate partner Peter Fisch.

July 25, 2016

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