Kirkland & Ellis LLP is representing Lazard as financial advisor to the Special Committee of the VMware Board of Directors on VMware Inc.'s (NYSE: VMW) acquisition of Pivotal Software, Inc. (NYSE: PVTL) for an enterprise value of $2.7 billion. VMware is a leading innovator in enterprise software and Pivotal is a technology leader that is transforming the way the world's largest companies build and run software applications. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and closing is expected in the second half of VMware's fiscal year 2020, which ends January 31, 2020.

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The Kirkland team included corporate partners Sarkis Jebejian and Joshua Zachariah and associate Francisco Morales Barron.