Kirkland Advises Vista Equity Partners in its Acquisition of TIBCO Software Inc.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses, which today announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software. Under the terms of the agreement, TIBCO stockholders will receive $24.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $4.3 billion, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014, is subject to approval by TIBCO stockholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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DLA Piper represents Pacific DataVision in equity raise and acquisition of spectrum licenses

DLA represented Pacific DataVision, Inc., a provider of mobile workforce management solutions, in a 144A offering of shares of its common stock worth US$218 million. The firm also represented Pacific DataVision in its US$100 million acquisition of FCC spectrum licenses from Sprint Corporation, as well as its licensing transaction of US$17.5 million by Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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Cahill Represents Underwriters in $1 Billion Public Offering by Ally

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the public offering of $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.250% Senior Notes due 2017 and $700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2024 by Ally Financial Inc. Proceeds from the offering were used to fund concurrent tender offers.

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Paul Hastings Represents Joint Bookrunners in AerCap’s $800 Million Notes Offering

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm acted as counsel to joint bookrunners J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley in connection with the issuance of $800 million of senior notes by AerCap Ireland Capital Limited and AerCap Global Aviation Trust. AerCap is the world’s largest independent aircraft leasing company.

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Simpson Thacher Represents Underwriters in Initial Public Offering of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc.

The Firm recently represented the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, in the initial public offering by ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. of 41,285,000 shares of common stock (including shares sold pursuant to the underwriters’ over-allotment option), which raised gross proceeds of approximately $700 million. ServiceMaster’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “SERV”.

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Firm Represents Alibaba Group in Historic US$25 Billion IPO on NYSE

The Firm has represented Alibaba Group Holding Limited (“Alibaba Group”) in connection with its initial public offering, the largest IPO ever conducted. The offering, which was comprised of 368,122,000 American depositary shares (“ADSs”), each representing one ordinary share of Alibaba Group, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and raised a total of US$25 billion in gross proceeds. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. acted as joint book runners for the offering.

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Paul Hastings Represents Citigroup as Sole Book-Running Manager in Sun Communities, Inc’s $349 Million Follow-On Public Offering of Common Stock

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Citigroup as sole book-running manager for Sun Communities, Inc.’s (NYSE: SUI) follow-on public offering of common stock.

Sun Communities, Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns, operates and develops manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, sold a total of 6,900,000 shares of common stock (including the full exercise of the underwriter’s option to purchase additional shares) and raised gross proceeds of approximately $349.1 million.

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Firm Advises Arkema in Proposed €1.74 Billion Acquisition of Bostik

It was recently announced that Willkie client Arkema, a global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, has proposed to acquire Bostik from French oil company Total SA for a total enterprise value of €1.74 billion, representing 11 times the company’s EBITDA. With about 4,900 employees and over 48 locations worldwide, Bostik is one of the world’s leading adhesive makers.

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