White & Case Advises Qatalyst Partners on US$11.7 Billion Offer by Hewlett-Packard for Autonomy
Global law firm White & Case LLP advised Qatalyst Partners on the US$11.7 billion (£7.1 billion) offer by Hewlett-Packard for Autonomy Corp. for £25.50 per share in cash. The Firm acted for Qatalyst Partners in its capacity as lead financial adviser and sole Rule 3 adviser to Autonomy on the deal.
"We were delighted to act for Qatalyst on this transaction, it was a pleasure working with them and our teams worked well together," said Gavin Weir, partner at White & Case.
"The deal demonstrates the strength and depth of our Mergers and Acquisitions practice, including our UK Takeover Code expertise," said Philip Broke, partner at White & Case.
The White & Case team was led by London partners Gavin Weir and Philip Broke and assisted by associates John Cunningham and Tom Merrifield.
Hewlett-Packard Vision B.V., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company, made an offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Autonomy Corporation plc, the UK's largest software company. The transaction was announced on 18 August 2011.
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