The Firm is representing Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) in connection with its announced acquisition of Tumblr for a total consideration of $1.1 billion. According to the purchase agreement, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of the year and is subject to customary closing conditions.

Yahoo!, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is focused on making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for its users, Yahoo! keeps people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. Tumblr is a media network powered by an army of independent creators and home to an audience of more than 300 million unique visitors.

The Simpson Thacher team includes Gary Horowitz, Kirsten Jensen, Sean Crnkovich, Andrew Nightingale, Cara Walsh and Alex Coffin (M&A); Katharine Moir and Dan Foster (Tax); and Tristan Brown and Linda Barrett (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits).


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