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Peak 10 to Acquire ViaWest from Shaw Communications for $1.675 billion

Orange County -- Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm is serving as legal counsel to GI Partners, a leading private equity firm, and its portfolio company Peak 10 in connection with a definitive agreement under which Peak 10 will acquire ViaWest, Inc. from Shaw Communications Inc. for $1.675 billion. GI Partners will remain the majority shareholder of the combined company.

The Paul Hastings team was led by Corporate partner Brandon Howald and also included Corporate partner Scott Oross, Leveraged Finance partners Michael Baker and Lindsay Sparks, Real Estate partners John Simonis and Greg Spitzer Tax partner Ziemowit Smulkowski and Employment partner Dan Stellenberg; and associates Sam Ghaffarzadeh, Michael Tran, Colby Gifford, Brian Carter, Joseph Hammon, Will ProkopJonathan Williams and Veronica Roh.

Paul Hastings has represented GI Partners in numerous transactions, spanning over a decade. The transaction is anticipated to close in the third quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

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