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Maples and Calder advises Western Digital on acquisition of SanDisk

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-12-04-55-pmMaples and Calder has advised Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital“) on the Cayman Islands law corporate and financing aspects of the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. of SanDisk Corporation (“SanDisk“), which completed on 12 May 2016 and valued SanDisk at a total equity value of approximately US$19 billion.

Under the terms of the transaction, each outstanding share of SanDisk’s common stock was converted into the right to receive $67.50 per share in cash and 0.2387 shares of Western Digital common stock.

Alasdair Robertson, Global Managing Partner at Maples and Calder, commented: “We are delighted to have assisted our long standing client on this successful acquisition, and to work again with US Counsel Baker & McKenzie and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.  We really enjoy working on complex merger transactions and this type of deal reflects our ongoing standing as the leading Cayman Islands corporate law firm.”

Maples and Calder’s team was led by partners Alasdair Robertson and Jonathon Meloy with the assistance of associate Kaneesa Ebanks-Wilson.

 About Maples and Calder

 Maples and Calder is a leading international law firm advising financial, institutional, business and private clients around the world on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. Maples and Calder has offices in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

With a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial firm, Maples and Calder is known worldwide as a market leader with highly qualified lawyers who are specialists in their respective practice areas.

About MaplesFS

MaplesFS, through its divisions Maples Fiduciary, Maples Fund Services and Maples Private Client Services, is an independent global provider of specialised fiduciary, corporate formation, administration and trust and private client services. With offices in key locations around the world, its clients include global financial institutions, institutional investors, investment managers and international corporations.

MaplesFS leverages its affiliation with international law firm, Maples and Calder, to provide professional and timely advice that draws upon jurisdictional knowledge and experience. For more information, please visit


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