Press Release October 12, 2015

Goodwin Procter Advises Dell and Silver Lake as Local Counsel in $67 Billion Acquisition of EMC

Goodwin Procter attorneys represented Dell Inc. and Silver Lake Partners as special Massachusetts counsel in the companies’ approximately $67 billion acquisition of EMC Corporation announced today. The deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of Dell’s fiscal year, is reportedly the largest technology industry acquisition on record.

Dell Inc., based in Texas, delivers worldwide innovative technology and services that give customers the power to do more. In 2013, Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Dell, Inc., acquired Dell in partnership with Silver Lake Partners.

Silver Lake Partners  is the global leader in technology investing, with over $26 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. The firm’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $85 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 170,000 people globally. Silver Lake has a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in New York, Menlo Park, San Mateo, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

EMC Corporation, based in Hopkinton, Mass., is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

The Goodwin team advising Dell and Silver Lake was led by partners Steve PossStuart Cable and Lisa Haddad, and associates Catherine Curley and Blake Liggio. The companies were also advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Richards, Layton & Finger.

For more information, including terms of the transaction, please read the press release announcing the transaction. Coverage of the deal included articles in The Wall Street Journal, FortuneUSA Today and Bloomberg, among others.