Latham & Watkins Advises Mellanox in the Completed US$7 billion Merger with NVIDIA

A multidisciplinary, cross-border team advised on the transaction which unites two of the world’s leading companies in high performance computing.

April 28, 2020

NVIDIA has announced the completion of its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., for a transaction value of US$7 billion.

The acquisition, initially announced on March 11, 2019, unites two of the world’s leading companies in high performance and data center computing. Combining NVIDIA’s leading computing expertise with Mellanox’s high-performance networking technology, the move will enable customers to achieve higher performance, greater utilization of computing resources and lower operating costs.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Mellanox in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Bay Area partners Alan Mendelson, Josh Dubofsky and Mark Roeder, with associates Saad Khanani, Michelle Lu, and Kaitlyn Fulcher. The regulatory approval process, including US, EU, and China antitrust approvals, was led by Bay Area partner Josh Holian and Brussels partner Sven Volcker, with Brussels Counsel Tomas Nilsson, Brussels associates Guditta Caldini, Jean-Baptiste Douchy, and Apostolos Papadimitriou, Washington, D.C. Counsel Peter Todaro, and Bay Area associate Diana Aguilar.

Latham & Watkins LLP also provided general representation to Mellanox in connection with the transaction on benefits and compensation matters by Bay Area partner Jay Metz, with associate Brianna Stellpflug; on tech transaction matters by Bay Area partner Tony Klein, with associates Arielle Singh and Heather Lui; and on tax matters Bay Area partner Kirt Switzer, with associate Jessica Chen. Additional advice was provided by Tel Aviv partner Joshua Kiernan.

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