Secured U.S. Senate support for one of the world’s largest software companies
SERVICE: Advocacy, Coalition Building and Management
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Trade
- European regulators objected to the proposed $7.4 billion purchase, one of the world’s largest software companies. The move would transform our client into a major manufacturer of hardware as well as software products.
- Devised a bipartisan Hill outreach strategy to educate U.S. Senators about the potential loss of American jobs caused by the merger’s delay, and to have them pressure European regulators to complete their investigation and justify any further opposition.
- Succeeded in having 59 Democrat and Republican Senators send a formal letter to the European Commission urging them to hasten their deliberations. European regulators unconditionally approved the merger.