Davis Polk is advising BofA Merrill Lynch as financial adviser to Western Digital Corporation in connection with its approximately $19 billion acquisition of SanDisk Corporation. The transaction, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016, is subject to approval by shareholders, receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Western Digital is an Irvine, California-based developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. SanDisk, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global provider of flash storage solutions.

The Davis Polk corporate team includes partners Alan F. Denenberg, Leonard Kreynin and Mark M. Mendez and law clerk Abhishek Kolay. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the Menlo Park and New York offices.



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