White & Case has advised Japan’s Panasonic Corporation on the purchase of the remaining 80 percent of U.S. supply-chain software company Blue Yonder for $5.6 billion.

With the addition of outstanding debt, the deal is worth $7.1 billion. Panasonic had acquired the first 20-percent block last July.

According to Reuters, this is Panasonic’s biggest acquisition in a decade. Panasonic will acquire the stock from shareholders including Blackstone Group and New Mountain Capital.

The White & Case team included partners Jun Usami, Nels Hansen, Shino Asayama, Keisuke Imon, Charles Larsen, Tilman Kuhn, Frank-Karl Heuchemer, Philip Broke, Nicholas Greenacre, Tim Hickman, Marc Israel, Enrique Espejel, Leonardo Graffi, Steven Gee, Arlene Arin Hahn, Henrik Patel, Vivian Tsoi, Z. Alex Zhang, Johan Steen, Era Anagnosti, Eileen Cole, Rebecca Farrington, Farhad Jalinous, Daniel Levin, Keith Schomig, David Albagli, James Hsiao, Carlos Daroca and Tomas Scerba.

 

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