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This past year, deal lawyers at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett handled Dell’s historic $67 billion acquisition of data storage company EMC Corp., represented underwriters and managers in $32 billion in aggregate Apple Inc. public offerings and handled $36.75 billion in debt offerings on behalf of Microsoft Corp. That line-up of megadeals landed the firm a finalist spot in the overall competition for the 2017 Corporate Department of the Year. Palo Alto partners Bill Brentani, Kevin Kennedy and Atif Azher recently told The Recorder about other highlight deals from last year and the firm’s team approach to client service.

What were some of most satisfying deals for your firm to work on this past year and why? Our California offices have handled scores of high-profile corporate matters in the last year, including prominent M&A transactions. We represented Dell in the $2.4 billion sale of Dell Software Group to affiliates of Francisco Partners and Elliott Management; this came on the heels of our advising Dell and Silver Lake in the $67 billion acquisition of EMC. In addition, we advised KSL Capital Partners in the simultaneous acquisitions of both Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc. for approximately $1.5 billion and Mammoth Resorts. We also regularly handle M&A transactions for private equity clients that include Hellman & Friedman, EQT and Warburg Pincus. Our capital markets practice has had a role in many of the leading capital markets transactions by technology companies in Silicon Valley and around the world, acting for clients on all types of offerings, including equity, debt offerings and equity-linked securities offerings, as well as derivatives transactions. Since the beginning of 2016, we have represented the underwriters in over $52 billion in bond offerings for Apple. Since August 2016, we have also represented Microsoft in debt offerings with an aggregate value of $36.75 billion, and have handled several multibillion-dollar debt and equity offerings involving Tesla Motors. In addition, we represented Airbnb in a $1 billion preferred stock financing, a transaction that made national headlines because it was premised on a $30 billion valuation for Airbnb. We have a uniquely balanced practice with both issuer and underwriter clients.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is bureau chief of The Recorder in San Francisco. He writes about litigation in the Bay Area and around California. Contact Ross at rtodd@alm.com. On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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