Davis Polk Advises NBC Universal on Acquisition of MSNBC Digital Network

7/16/2012 – LawFuel.com
Davis Polk advised NBCUniversal Media, LLC in connection with its acquisition of the 50% share of the MSNBC Digital Network joint venture that it did not previously own from Microsoft Corporation.

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Formed in 1996, the MSNBC Digital Network includes msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, EveryBlock.com and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partners Marc O. Williams and Frank J. Azzopardi, associates Alexander N. Macleod, Pritesh P. Shah and Daniel N. Borlack, foreign temporary associate Adar Ortal (admitted only in Israel) and law clerk Kathryn Sirolly. Partners Avishai Shachar and Neil Barr and associate Kay Ng provided tax advice. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.

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