Featured in The Deal, a team of Pillsbury lawyers leads business process services company SYNNEX Corporation in an agreement to merge with Tech Data Corporation, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management Inc., in a transaction valued at $7.2 billion.

The combined company will provide customers and vendors with expansive reach across products, services and geographies to accelerate technology adoption. Read more about the transaction here.

The Pillsbury team was led by Corporate partners Allison Leopold Tilley and Christina Pearson and included associate Tara Shankar and senior law clerk Anthony Krueger.

Partner Philip Tendler led the Finance team in connection with a $7.5 billion bridge facility lending commitment, which included partners Joel Simon and Joseph Fastiggi, special counsel Heidi Spalholz, senior counsel Michael Michetti and associate Daniel Welch.

Partner Michael Sibarium led the Antitrust team including attorney Evan Storm and associate David Grossman; partner David Jakopin advised on Intellectual Property, partner Mark Jones advised on Executive Compensation & Benefits and partner C. Brian Wainwright advised on Tax matters.

Pillsbury has a long-standing history with SYNNEX. In 2003, Leopold Tilley and Corporate partners Jorge del Calvo and Davina Kaile advised SYNNEX on its IPO. In 2014, Pillsbury represented SYNNEX on its purchases of the worldwide customer care service business of IBM for $505 million, the 2018 acquisition of  Convergys for $2.55 billion and its spin-off of Concentrix in December of 2020.