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CommScope's $1 Billion Investment from The Carlyle Group

On November 8, 2018, 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. Cravath is representing CommScope in connection with this investment.

The Cravath team is led by partners Keith Hallam 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.