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Treasury Issues Inversion Regulations, Proposes Sweeping Changes to Debt/Equity Classification

On April 4, 2016, as the most recent step in its ongoing battle against inversion transactions, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued both new temporary and proposed regulations addressing certain inversion and post-inversion restructuring transactions and debt/equity characterizations.

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New Guidance Takes Another Run at Inversions

In this video, tax partner Jeffrey Samuels, co-chair of the tax department, discusses the additional inversion guidance issued by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, which intends to target the tax benefits of corporate inversions, including pending transactions.

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Ralph Lauren Closes $400 Million Notes Offering

Paul, Weiss represented Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products, in its offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured 3.750% senior notes due 2025. 

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Summit Companies Acquires A-1 National Fire Co.

Paul, Weiss represented Summit Companies, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Las Vegas-based A-1 National Fire Co.

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KPS Capital to Sell Attachments Division of International Equipment Solutions to Stanley Black & Decker

Paul, Weiss is representing International Equipment Solutions, LLC (IES), a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, LP, in the sale of its attachments division to Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. for $690 million.

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CLEAResult Acquired by TPG Growth and The Rise Fund

Paul, Weiss represented General Atlantic and CLEAResult, the country’s leading provider of energy efficiency solutions for utility companies, in the acquisition of CLEAResult by TPG Growth and The Rise Fund.

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Focus Brands to Acquire Jamba Juice

Paul, Weiss is representing Focus Brands Inc., a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, in its approximately $200 million all-cash acquisition of smoothie and juice chain Jamba, Inc.

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ADP Acquires Celergo

Paul, Weiss represented ADP, a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management solutions, in its acquisition of Celergo, a leading provider of global payroll management services.

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John Hancock to Acquire Interest in Phoenix Tower International

Paul, Weiss represented John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) in its acquisition of a 35 percent equity stake in Phoenix Tower International from funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities.

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Impact Group Acquires Co-Sales

Paul, Weiss represented Impact Group, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners and a leading sales and marketing agency, in its acquisition of independent food brokerage company Co-Sales. 

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