Wiley Rein Plays Key Role In Sirius-XM Satellite Radio Merger

Monday, September 1, 2008 - 01:00

In the recently approved merger of the nation's two satellite radio companies, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio, Wiley Rein played a significant role, assisting Sirius to obtain approval of the $3.5 billion deal. The deal, which had to clear a host of regulatory hurdles, took more than a year to complete. The new company will operate as Sirius XM Radio Inc. and will provide its more than 18 million subscribers access to more than 300 channels of programming.

The Wiley Rein team included partners Robert L. Pettit, Peter D. Shields and Jennifer D. Hindin, and associates Catherine M. Hilke, Nicholas Maxwell Holland and Colleen King.