Freshfields Guides Ericsson to the Closing of Its Largest-Ever Acquisition, the $6.2bn Merger With Vonage
Freshfields guided Ericsson to the closing of its largest-ever acquisition, the $6.2 billion all-cash merger with Nasdaq-listed Vonage. The closing follows the successful receipt of CFIUS clearance after an extraordinary process led by Freshfields Partner and CFIUS-practice leader Aimen Mir, CFIUS and National Security Advisor Colin Costello, Special Counsel Christine Laciak and Associate Tim Swartz. More information is available here.
The project, marked by the execution of the merger agreement eight months earlier, was led by corporate M&A Partners Joseph Halloum and Ethan Klingsberg and Associates Tomas Rua, Thomas Lair, Tatiana Charlot and Chinyere Obi, IP/tech transactions Partner Mena Kaplan and Associates Daniel Spencer and Jennifer Lei, executive compensation and employee benefits Partner Lori Goodman and Associates Andrew Herman and Chaim Leggere, data privacy and security Partner Christine Lyon, Counsel Brock Dahl and Associate Susannah Benjamin, antitrust Partners Megan Rissmiller and Rafique Bachour, Counsel Meredith Mommers and Associates Chinwe Chukwuogo, Timothy Swartz, Iris Zhou, Claire Smith and Sophie Sperlich, sanctions and export controls Partner Nabeel Yousef and Associate Amy Cattle, tax Partner Claude Stansbury and Associate Brendan Counihan, financing and capital markets Partners Brian Rance, Kyle Lakin, Martin Hutchings and Michael Levitt and Counsel Taryn Zucker, and compliance and litigation Partners Olivia Radin and Tim Harkness and Associates Emmeline Chen and Jennifer King.
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