July 5, 2006

Willkie represents Merrill Lynch & Co., financial advisor to EMC Corporation, in EMC's $2.1 billion acquisition of RSA Security Inc.

On June 29, it was announced that information management and storage company EMC Corporation will acquire RSA Security Inc. for about $2.1 billion.  Willkie advised Merrill Lynch & Co., financial advisor to EMC, in this transaction.  RSA is a leader in protecting and managing identities and digital assets.  Upon completion of the acquisition, RSA will operate as EMC’s Information Security Division.  EMC is the leading provider of products, services and solutions for information management and storage.  The deal was handled by partner Steven Seidman and associate Matthew Lux.