Olshan Represents Alleghany Corporation in Financing of Article One Partners

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Olshan attorneys led $7 million round of institutional financing for Alleghany Capital Corporation.

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Olshan represented Alleghany Corporation (“Alleghany”) in a $7 million round of institutional financing of Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent research community (“AOP”).

Under the terms of the financing, Alleghany Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of Alleghany (“Alleghany Capital”), paid $7 million in exchange for units of membership interest of AOP. This is the second round of institutional financing of AOP by Alleghany Capital, which completed a $5 million round in the third quarter of 2010.

Alleghany is engaged in the ownership and management of operating subsidiaries and investments, anchored by a core position in property and casualty insurance. Alleghany has agreed to acquire reinsurer Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. for $3.4 billion.

The Olshan team that represented Alleghany on this transaction was led by Corporate partner Kenneth M. Silverman, and included Tax partner Nina Krauthamer and Corporate associate Kenneth S. Mantel. Sidley Austin LLP represented AOP on this transaction.

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