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Searchlight Capital, in Partnership With Rêv Worldwide, Completes $1 Billion Acquisition of Netspend

Paul, Weiss advised Searchlight Capital Partners in its $1 billion all-cash acquisition, in partnership with fintech company Rêv Worldwide, Inc., of Netspend’s consumer business from Global Payments. Netspend is a leading provider of payments and financial solutions for consumers and businesses.

The Paul, Weiss team was led by M&A partners Taurie Zeitzer and Brian Scrivani and included, among others, M&A partner Jeffrey Kochian and counsel John Godfrey; tax partner Brad Okun; finance partner Brian Kim; intellectual property partner Charles Googe; capital markets counsel David Curtiss; litigation partners Geoffrey Chepiga, Andrew Finch, Lewis Clayton and Jay Cohen, and counsel Peter Jaffe and Steven Herzog; real estate partner Peter Fisch; executive compensation partner Lawrence Witdorchic, counsel Ron Aizen; antitrust counsel Yuni Sobel and Jared Nagley; environmental counsel William O'Brien; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.

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