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Searchlight Capital Partners, in Partnership With Rêv Worldwide, to Acquire Netspend

Paul, Weiss is advising 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 transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

The Paul, Weiss team includes M&A partners Taurie Zeitzer, Brian Scrivani and Jeffrey Kochian, and counsel John Godfrey; finance partner Brian Kim; tax partner Brad Okun and counsel Kevin Colan; intellectual property partner Charles Googe; litigation partners Andrew Finch and Jay Cohen, and counsel Steven Herzog, Peter Jaffe and Hallie Goldblatt; executive compensation partner Lawrence Witdorchic and counsel Ron Aizen; real estate partner Peter Fisch; capital markets partner Tracey Zaccone and counsel David Curtiss; restructuring partner Jacob Adlerstein; antitrust counsel Yuni Sobel and Jared Nagley; environmental counsel William O'Brien; and international trade counsel Richard Elliott.

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