WilmerHale was named to The Deal Awards 2021 shortlist, securing two recognitions for the firm.
The Eaton Vance and SoFi deal teams were named to The Deal’s shortlist for the publication’s annual awards. “Morgan Stanley adds Eaton Vance” was named to the Financial Services Deal of the Year (Large Cap) shortlist and “Social Finance adds developer Galileo Financial” was named to the Financial Technology Deal of the Year (Large Cap) shortlist.
Morgan Stanley and Eaton Vance entered into a definitive agreement under which Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance for an equity value of approximately $7 billion. The WilmerHale team advising Eaton Vance on this matter was led by Joe Conahan, Eric Hanson, Andrew Langworthy, Will Myer, Victoria Peluso and Arwa Alali and includes Lillian Brown, Franca Harris Gutierrez, Dan Halston, Reade Jacob, Jeff Johnson, Ben Kelsey, Stephanie Nicolas, Amy Null, Bill Paine, Len Pierce, Erika Robinson, Julie Hogan Rodgers, Knute Salhus, Hartmut Schneider, Tiffany Smith, Meghan Walsh and Jonathan Wolfman.
WilmerHale advised SoFi, the online personal finance company, in its acquisition of Galileo Financial Technologies to strengthen its capabilities and round out its best-in-class technology ecosystem. The WilmerHale team representing SoFi was led by Stephanie Evans and included Eric Hanson, Adam Freiman, James Higgins, Alex Bernstein, and Rylee Johnston for corporate and Ciara Baker, Michael Bevilacqua, Leon Greenfield, Scott Kilgore, Kirk Nahra, Chalyse Robinson, Matt Schnall, Kim Wethly, Joseph Minko, Nathan Moore, Meghan Walsh and Lauren Ige for other specialists areas.
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