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Tidewater to Acquire Swire Pacific Offshore

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Vinson & Elkins advised Tidewater Inc. in connection with a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited, for approximately $190 million, creating the industry’s largest fleet of OSVs.

The V&E corporate team was led by partners Steve Gill, Mike Telle and John Michael, with assistance from senior associate Jing Tong and associates Bobbi Ingram, Kathy Phan, Chandler Spinks and Jake Lubenow. Also advising were partner David Peck, counsel Allyson Seger and associate Tyler Underwood; partner David D’Alessandro and associates Mary Daniel Morgan and Keira Kuntz; partner Sean Becker and associate Annie Blanc; partner Matt Dobbins and associate Ryan Vanderlip; partner Brett Santoli and senior associate Maya Bobbitt; partners Jeremy Marwell and Darren Tucker and counsel David Smith; partner Devika Kornbacher, counsel Rajesh Patel and associate Marcus Martinez; and senior associate Nadine Amr.

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