The Carlyle Group’s $1 Billion Investment in CommScope

Cravath is representing CommScope in connection with this investment.

CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, agreed to acquire ARRIS International plc, a global leader in entertainment and communications solutions, for a total purchase price of approximately $7.4 billion. In connection with the acquisition, The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has reestablished an ownership position in CommScope through a $1 billion minority equity investment as part of CommScope’s financing of the transaction.

The Cravath team is led by partners Keith Hallam (Picture) and Jenny Hochenberg and includes associates Matthew L. Ploszek and Robert C. Warshaw on M&A matters; partner Christopher K. Fargo, associate Cecily Xi and foreign associate attorney Nicolaas Versteeg on tax matters; partner Jonathan J. Katz and associate Sarah W. Colangelo on executive compensation and benefits matters; partner Andrew J. Pitts and associate Ammanuel G. Gebeyehu on capital markets matters; and partner George E. Zobitz and associate Timothy N. Nguyen on banking matters. Michael P.E. Dooley also worked on M&A matters and Anna Mikaelyan worked on executive compensation and benefits matters.


Involved fees earner: Keith Hallam – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Jenny Hochenberg – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Matthew Ploszek – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Robert Warshaw – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Christopher K. Fargo – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Cecily Xi – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Nicolaas Versteeg – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Jonathan J. Katz – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Sarah Colangelo – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Andrew Pitts – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Ammanuel Gebeyehu – Cravath Swaine & Moore; George E. Zobitz – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Timothy Nguyen – Cravath Swaine & Moore;

Law Firms: Cravath Swaine & Moore;

Clients: CommScope Inc.;


Author: Ambrogio Visconti