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The IT crowd: Travers, Kirkland and Freshfields team up on $8.8bn Micro Focus/HPE deal

Travers Smith and Kirkland & Ellis last month teamed up to advise UK tech firm Micro Focus on its $8.8bn acquisition of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)’s software business.

In a deal primarily structured under Delaware law, Travers head of corporate Spencer Summerfield advised Micro Focus alongside corporate partner Jon Reddington on English law. Kirkland fielded a team led by New York corporate partners William Sorabella, David Feirstein and John Kupiec.