Client Highlight: AT&T
AT&T announces a definitive agreement to acquire Time Warner in a $108.7 billion stock-and-cash transaction.
AT&T’s pending acquisition of Time Warner is the latest in a long string of important deals that Sullivan & Cromwell’s M&A team has tackled in recent years.
S&C has been by AT&T’s side through a series of transformative transactions, including AT&T’s $67 billion acquisition of DIRECTV; its $1.9 billion agreement to acquire Nextel International; its $2.5 billion acquisition of Mexican wireless company Iusacell from Grupo Salinas; its $2 billion sale of its ILEC business in Connecticut to Frontier Communications; its acquisition of Leap Wireless for $1.2 billion; and its $4.83 billion deal with Crown Castle International to lease, sublease or sell approximately 9,700 wireless communication sites.
AT&T has expanded is global footprint through these deals, navigating through the legal complexities of cross-border and multijurisdictional transactions to grow and streamline its business. And in all of these transactions, S&C combined its vast M&A know-how with a creative eye, helping AT&T tailor each deal to its specific circumstances. Whether over one deal or decades, Sullivan & Cromwell draws upon deep experience in public company M&A, including many of the largest and most transformative transactions in corporate history, to understand the business goals of its clients so that its lawyers are able to provide legal advice that helps clients achieve fully their business objectives.