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Searchlight Invests in Global Eagle Entertainment

Paul, Weiss advised Searchlight Capital Partners in connection with its $150 million investment in Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT), a leading provider of media, content, connectivity and data analytics. Global Eagle will use a portion of the proceeds to repay the full $78 million principal balance on its revolving credit facility.  In connection with the investment, two of Searchlight’s partners, Eric Zinterhofer and Eric Sondag, will join the Company’s board as Class III directors and serve until the Company’s 2020 annual meeting.

The Paul, Weiss team included, among others, M&A partner Taurie Zeitzer and counsel David Beller; finance partner Brian Kim; tax partner Brad Okun; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; bankruptcy partner Kyle Kimpler; litigation partners Aidan Synnott and Lew Clayton and counsel Peter Jaffe and Daniel Mason; entertainment counsel Carolyn Casselman; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

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