Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is acting as international counsel to Symphony Technology Group (STG) and a consortium of investors, on the $2.075 billion acquisition of RSA from Dell Technologies. The transaction includes the purchase of RSA Archer, RSA NetWitness Platform, RSA SecurID, RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence and RSA Conference, and is subject to customary regulatory approvals, with closing expected in the next six to nine months.

The acquisition involves approximately 50 jurisdictions worldwide and Baker McKenzie is providing outside-US advice on the corporate, trade compliance, employment and pensions aspects of the transaction.

Leading on the transaction, London Corporate Partner Jannan Crozier said: "We're proud to have acted as international carve out counsel on this strategic acquisition for the consortium led by STG. This transaction is a great demonstration of our unique cross-border and market leading carve out expertise."

The Baker McKenzie team was led from London by Corporate Partner Jannan Crozier and Associate Anthony Pisarski, together with Partner Kim Sartin and Senior Associate Jack Skinner on the employment aspects of the deal, while Partner Jonathan Sharp and Senior Associate Danielle Klinger advised on the pensions issues and Senior Associate Sven Bates on trade issues.  

The mandate is also the latest example of the work of Baker McKenzie's global TMT industry group, which uses industry insight and knowledge to best understand and anticipate clients needs. Recent deals include the $3BN Sale of MagicLab to Blackstone and Siemens' acquisition of Process Systems Enterprise.
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