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Latham & Watkins Advises Fertitta Entertainment in its Proposed US$6.6 Billion Merger with Fast Acquisition Corp.

February 1, 2021
A multidisciplinary team advises the entertainment company in the SPAC transaction that will make Fertitta Entertainment a publicly traded company.

Fertitta Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Golden Nugget/Landry’s, a leader in the gaming, restaurant, hospitality, and entertainment industry, and FAST Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FST), a special purpose acquisition company, have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in Fertitta Entertainment becoming a publicly listed company.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. in the SPAC transaction. The M&A deal team was led by Houston partners Ryan Maierson and Nick Dhesi, with Houston associates Thomas Verity, Bryan Ryan, Denny Lee, Lexi Santa Ana, Danielle Kinchen, Ben Marek and Ricardo Alvarado. The capital markets team was led by New York partners Marc Jaffe and Ian Schuman, and New York counsel Ryan deFord, with New York associates Kaj Nielsen, Nicholas Reist and Brent Webber. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partners Lisa Watts and David Raab and Los Angeles counsel William Kessler, with Houston associate Jared Grimley; and on benefits and compensation matters by Washington, D.C. partner Adam Kestenbaum, with Washington, D.C. associate Nikhil Kumar and Bay Area associate Brianna Stellpflug.