Avaya’s Partnership With RingCentral

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Avaya Holdings Corp. on its strategic partnership with RingCentral, Inc.

Through this exclusive partnership, Avaya will introduce Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral, a new global unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solution. RingCentral is contributing $500 million to its partnership with Avaya.

J.P. Morgan acted as exclusive financial advisor, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal advisor to Avaya.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Jonathan Davis (Picture), Maggie Flores and Sarkis Jebejian and associate Lukas Richards; technology & IP transactions partners Neil Hirshman and Aaron Lorber; capital markets partners Joshua Korff, Michael Kim and Peter Seligson; debt finance partner Melissa Hutson and associate Yuli Wang; and tax partner Michael Beinus; and antitrust partners Ian John, Katherine Rocco, Michael DeRita, Mark Gardner, Sarah Jordan and Restructuring partner Jonathan Henes.

Involved fees earner: Michael Beinus – Kirkland & Ellis; Jonathan Davis – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael DeRita – Kirkland & Ellis; Maggie Flores – Kirkland & Ellis; Mark Gardner – Kirkland & Ellis; Jonathan Henes – Kirkland & Ellis; Neil Hirshman – Kirkland & Ellis; Melissa Hutson – Kirkland & Ellis; Sarkis Jebejian – Kirkland & Ellis; Ian John – Kirkland & Ellis; Sarah Jordan – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Kim – Kirkland & Ellis; Joshua Korff – Kirkland & Ellis; Aaron Lorber – Kirkland & Ellis; Lukas Richards – Kirkland & Ellis; Katherine Rocco – Kirkland & Ellis; Peter Seligson – Kirkland & Ellis; Yuli Wang – Kirkland & Ellis;

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