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Arnold & Porter Advises Cognizant in Proposed Acquisition of Belcan

June 10, 2024

Arnold & Porter represented Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) in its proposed acquisition of Belcan, LLC, for consideration totaling approximately $1.3 billion, subject to customary adjustments, in the form of cash and stock. The parties expect the deal to close in the third quarter of 2024, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

The multidisciplinary, international Arnold & Porter team included attorneys across numerous practice areas, including corporate and finance, government contracts, tax, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property, anti-corruption and export controls, antitrust, cybersecurity, and real estate.

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) engineers modern businesses. Cognizant helps its clients modernize technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in our fast-changing world. See how at or @Cognizant.

Belcan, a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, is a global supplier of design, software, manufacturing, supply chain, information technology, and digital engineering services to the aerospace, defense, space, marine, government services, automotive, and industrial markets.

The Arnold & Porter team was led by partner Bill Choe and counsel Eric Levine.

The team also included partner Edward Deibert and associates Eric An, Colleen Couture, Xixi Chen, Jacob Saracino, Alexa Krantz, Alice Lin and Ziva Rubinstein on corporate matters; partners Michael McGill, Kristen Ittig, counsel Nancy Perkins and associates Tom Pettit, Bryan Williamson and Kyung Liu-Katz with respect to government contracts and national security matters; partner Soo-Mi Rhee and associates Junghyun Baek and Katie Weng on anti-corruption, export control and sanctions matters; partners Uri Horowitz, David Reis, Josh Alloy, Henry Clinton-Davis and associates Kathryn Geoffroy and Pari Sitaula on employment and benefits matters; partners Tom Magnani, Jenna B. Levy and Dr. Beatriz San Martin and associates Amy Lehrburger, Styna Tao and Ben Danieli on intellectual property matters; partner Will Needle and associate Lauren Hoepfner on tax matters; partners David Emanuelson, Axel Gutermuth and John Schmidt and counsel Barbara Wootton and associate Will Radcliffe on antitrust and foreign direct investment matters; partner Jeremy Willcocks and associate Emelia Morris on UK corporate matters; partner Jami Vibbert, counsel James Castro-Edwards and associate Hannah Koseki on privacy, cybersecurity, and data strategy matters; and counsel Alex Hallet and associate Parker Brown on real estate matters.

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