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Global Legal Chronicle: II-VI Incorporate’s $3.2 Billion Acquisition of Finisar

December 29, 2018

A team from O’Melveny represented Finisar, a global technology corporation specializing in optical communications, in its merger with IIVI Incorporated. Under the merger agreement, II-VI will acquire Finisar in a cash and stock transaction valued at $3.2 billion.

The O’Melveny team included partner David Makarechian, senior counsel Scott Widen, counsel Noah Kornblith and Wenting Yu, and associates John Chong, Carolyn White and Amanda Bradley. Additionally, partners Courtney Dyer, Philip Monaghan, Christian Riis-Madsen, counsel Courtney Byrd and Philippe Nogues, and associate Maude Vonderau advised on antitrust matters; senior counsel Warren Fox and partner Jeff Walbridge advised on executive compensation matters; counsel Brian Danella and associate Katie Tague provided IP advice; partner Eric Amdursky and associate Ashley Brown advised on labor and employment matters; partner Eric Rothenberg and counsel Bob Nicksin and John Rousakis advised on environmental matters; partners Jennifer Taylor and Jeeho Lee and counsel Sarah Levesque advised on financing and securities matters; along with partners Rob Plesnarski and Shelly Heyduk and special counsel Scott Pink on security and privacy matters partner Robert Fisher and counsel Billy Abbott advised on tax matters tax advice; and, partner Greta Lichtenbaum advised on certain regulatory matters.

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