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First Public Data Center Securitization in EMEA
A Latham cross-practice team advised Barclays and SMBC on a £600 million data center securitization for Vantage Data Centers, the first public securitization of data centers in EMEA. The groundbreaking deal marks Vantage’s tenth data center securitization globally and ninth green debt issuance. Vantage Data Centers is a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses.
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Groundbreaking Defense Win for Cendyn in Antitrust Class Action

A cross-office antitrust litigation team has achieved a precedent-setting victory for Cendyn Group, LLC, defeating “hub and spoke” conspiracy allegations tied to algorithmic pricing recommendations, with wide impact in a hot area of law at the intersection of antitrust and AI. The court’s May 2024 decision marks the first complete defense dismissal in the recent wave of algorithmic pricing antitrust cases.

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Viking’s Upsized US$1.54 Billion IPO
Viking Holdings, one of the world’s leading travel companies, priced an upsized US$1.54 billion initial public offering. A multidisciplinary team represented the underwriters in the offering, which is the largest US IPO at pricing in 2024 to date.
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Endeavor’s US$25 Billion Take-Private Acquisition By Silver Lake
A Latham M&A and tax team represents Endeavor in its US$25 billion take-private acquisition by Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing. The transaction is the largest private equity sponsor take-private in 10 years and largest ever in the media and entertainment sector.
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Advising on €4.2 Billion Sale of Dorna Sports to Liberty Media
A cross-practice Latham team advised Bridgepoint and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) on the sale of Dorna Sports S.L. to Liberty Media in a transaction that values the company at €4.2 billion. Dorna is the international sports management, media, and marketing company that holds the global rights to organize the MotoGP and WSBK Championships, which together represent the two preeminent motorcycle racing series in the world.
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Representing SRS Distribution in US$18.25 Billion Acquisition by The Home Depot
A Latham private equity team has advised SRS Distribution (SRS), a Leonard Green & Partners and Berkshire Partners portfolio company, on its US$18.25 billion acquisition by The Home Depot. Since its founding in 2008, SRS has become a leading distributor in the United States in the residential roofing, landscape, and pool supply markets, with more than 760 branches across 47 states. The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer.
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Reddit, Inc.’s US$748 Million IPO
A multidisciplinary Latham team with extensive technology experience has advised social media icon Reddit, Inc., a community of communities, on its high-profile US$748 million initial public offering, one of the largest IPOs of 2024 to date. The shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on March 21, 2024, under the ticker symbol RDDT.
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Advising on £1.6 Billion Debt Financing for Petrol Forecourts Acquisition
Latham’s London and European office teams advised a group of 14 arranging banks on a £1.6 billion debt financing for Motor Fuel Group’s (MFG) acquisition of petrol forecourts from Morrisons. The acquisition will position MFG as one of the largest and most significant ultra-rapid EV charge point operators in the UK, with over 1,300 sites serving and powering millions of customers a week.
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Athens International Airport’s Landmark IPO
A cross-border Latham team advised Athens International Airport S.A. — the operator of the largest airport in Greece with more than 28 million passengers in 2023 — on the listing of its shares on the regulated market of the Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX). The landmark transaction represents the first major listing in Europe in 2024 and the biggest initial public offering in Greece in over 15 years.
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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Acquisition
A multidisciplinary Latham team represented the buyer group on all aspects of its acquisition of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR), an iconic mountain destination in Teton Village, Wyoming. The buyers, which include JHMR Board Members Eric Macy, Mike Corbat, their families and a small, select group of co-investors, take over for the Kemmerer family after 31 years of ownership.
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Tom Brady’s Big Win
A cross-border Latham team advised NFL icon Tom Brady in an agreement to form Team Brady, leading to the team’s win at the inaugural UIM E1 World Championship race in Jeddah — the all-new electric raceboat competition. On February 3, 2024, the final day of the race concluded with a convincing win by Team Brady, after two days of tense competition in front of thousands of fans on the Red Sea. Brady’s team ownership was announced in July 2023.
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TJC’s US$6.85 Billion Fund Formation
A Latham Investment Funds team represented TJC LP (TJC), a middle-market private equity firm, on the formation of its Resolute Fund VI (the Fund), totaling US$6.85 billion. The Fund was oversubscribed and closed above its initial hard cap of US$6 billion. Institutional investors, including public pension funds, multinational corporations, insurance companies, fund of funds, endowments, foundations, and family offices invested in the Fund.
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BridgeBio Pharma's US$1.25 Billion Cross-Border Funding
Latham has advised BridgeBio Pharma, a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical focused on genetic diseases and cancers, in the largest private capital financing so far in 2024, one of the largest private capital financings in life sciences in the last five years, and one of the largest combined senior debt and royalty transactions in the last decade. The strategic investment brings in capital of up to US$1.25 billion and strengthens BridgeBio’s balance sheet for near term, major commercial launches and other strategic growth programs.
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Successful Restructuring of Naviera Armas
A cross-border Latham team has advised the committee of senior secured noteholders in the successful completion of the debt restructuring of Naviera Armas group, a leading passenger and freight ferry operator based in the Canary Islands. The complex transaction is one of the first to make use of the new Spanish restructuring framework incorporated into the Spanish Insolvency Act in September 2022, implementing the European Preventive Restructuring Directive. The plan, also impacting the group’s Luxembourg guarantors, is among the first where Spanish courts have issued orders with extraterritorial effect to support a restructuring plan, setting a further precedent for future cross-border restructurings.
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Securing Final Victory for Saudi National Bank
Latham obtained another major decision for Saudi National Bank (SNB, formerly Samba Financial Group (Samba) until its merger with National Commercial Bank on April 1, 2021), one of Saudi Arabia’s largest banks, in the context of the claims brought by a Cayman Islands Company, Saad Investments Company Limited (SICL) and its liquidators, that Samba knowingly received trust assets in part settlement of a client’s debts. The UK Supreme Court held that a claim for knowing receipt cannot be made if a claimant’s equitable interest in the property in question has been extinguished by the time of the defendant’s knowing receipt of the property. The judgment represents a development in the law and one of significant relevance to equity and trusts practitioners.
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Advising Manchester United in Landmark Acquisition Agreement
A Latham corporate deal team advises Manchester United in an agreement under which Chairman of INEOS, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, will acquire 25% of Manchester United’s Class B shares and up to 25% of Manchester United’s Class A shares and provide an additional US$300 million to enable future investment into Old Trafford. INEOS will be delegated responsibility for the management of the Club’s football operations.
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A Defense Verdict for Dow and PPG
For scoring a defense verdict for Dow Chemical following a six-week jury trial in San Francisco, a cross-country Latham team won Am Law’s Litigators of the Week contest and shared with the publication the strategies and tactics deployed to achieve the win. 
Market-Leading Private Credit Loan to Finance Buyout of Adevinta
A Latham London finance team has advised Permira and Blackstone on their landmark private credit loan financing for a voluntary tender offer to acquire all outstanding ordinary Class A shares in Adevinta ASA. Adevinta is the world’s largest online classified advertising business with an extensive footprint and leading marketplace brands. The transaction is one of the largest European buyouts announced in 2023.
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Healthpeak Properties’ US$21 Billion Merger With Physicians Realty Trust
A multidisciplinary Latham team advised Healthpeak Properties in its merger with Physicians Realty Trust, a stock-for-stock deal valued at approximately US$21 billion. The combined company will be the leading real estate platform dedicated to healthcare discovery and delivery with a 52 million square foot portfolio.
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Advising on Instacart’s IPO
An interdisciplinary Latham team represents the underwriters in the high-profile initial public offering of Instacart, one of the leading grocery technology companies in North America. Instacart’s shares began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on September 19, 2023.
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Litmus Music’s Creative Partnership With Katy Perry
Latham represents music rights business Litmus Music and Carlyle in a financing to support their creative partnership with music artist Katy Perry. The deal covers all five of Perry’s studio albums released for Capitol Records between 2008 and 2020, which include 16 multi-platinum singles.
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Establishing a Global Fashion Powerhouse
A multidisciplinary, cross-border team represents Tapestry, Inc., a house of iconic accessories and lifestyle brands consisting of Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman, on its US$8.5 billion acquisition of Capri Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group consisting of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Michael Kors. The deal establishes a powerful global house of iconic luxury and fashion brands.
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Complete Dismissal of Stockholder Challenge to Switch Inc.’s US$11 Billion Take-Private Transaction
A Latham securities litigation team secured a dismissal with prejudice on behalf of the former board members of Switch, Inc. of a purported stockholder class action complaint challenging the US$11 billion take-private transaction of Switch. Showcasing the collaboration of the firm’s deal and litigation teams, Latham guided the clients through the US$11 billion deal on the corporate side, and successfully defended them in the subsequent stockholder class action.
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Revolution Medicines Acquires EQRx, Inc. in Transaction Worth US$1 Billion
A Latham cross-border, multidisciplinary team advised Revolution Medicine in its acquisition of EQRx, Inc., a move that will enhance Revolution Medicines’ efforts to fulfill its vision to discover, develop and deliver pioneering RAS(ON) Inhibitor drugs on behalf of patients with RAS-addicted cancers. The all-stock transaction is intended to add more than US$1 billion in net cash to Revolution Medicines’ balance sheet.

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