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General Atlantic Completes Take-Private Acquisition of Arco

Paul, Weiss advised General Atlantic in the take-private acquisition of its portfolio company Arco Platform Limited, a leading provider of software solutions for K-12 schools in Brazil. Under the terms of the deal, which closed on December 7, General Atlantic and Dragoneer Investment Group acquired all the outstanding shares of the company not held by GA, Dragoneer, Arco’s founders or other rollover shareholders for $14 per share.

The Paul, Weiss team was led by Matthew Abbott and Cullen Sinclair, and included, among others, corporate partners Christopher Cummings, Megan Spelman and Suhan Shim; tax partner Lindsay Parks and partner-elect Reuven Garrett, and counsel Christina Cerrito; executive compensation partner Lawrence Witdorchic; litigation partner Jessica Carey and partner-elect David Friedman, and counsel Steven Herzog; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; real estate partner Peter Fisch; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

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