Cases & Deals

Attachmate acquires Novell for $2.2 billion; sells certain IP assets to Microsoft-led consortium

Client(s) Attachmate Corporation

Jones Day advised Attachmate Corporation in the $2.2 billion acquisition of Novell, Inc. and a related $450 million sale of intellectual property assets to a consortium led by Microsoft Corporation.

In addition to M&A representation, Jones Day provided antitrust, intellectual property, employee benefits, tax, and financing advice regarding this transaction.