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Latham & Watkins Advises Vivid Seats in Transaction to Become a Publicly Listed Company

April 22, 2021
A multidisciplinary deal team is advising the concert, sports, and theater ticket marketplace in the de-SPAC transaction.

Vivid Seats Inc. (Vivid Seats) has entered into a definitive transaction agreement with Horizon Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: HZAC), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, Horizon Sponsor, LLC, and certain other parties thereto, that will result in Vivid Seats Inc. becoming a public company.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Vivid Seats in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Chicago partner Bradley Faris and New York partner Justin Hamill, with associates Owen Alexander, Megan Staub, and Hane Kim. Advice was also provided on capital markets matters by Washington, D.C. partners Patrick Shannon and Shagufa Hossain, Chicago partner Cathy Birkeland, and Chicago counsel Andra Troy, with associates Samuel Rettew, Sara Mykrantz, and Gary DePalo; on tax matters by Los Angeles partner Larry Stein and Los Angeles counsel William Kessler; on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Bradd Williamson, with associates Max Raskin and Anne Bracaglia; on finance matters by Washington, D.C. partners Jennifer Van Driesen and Benjamin Berman, with associates Jennifer Kent and Anya Tirelli; on intellectual property matters by New York partner Jeffrey Tochner, with associate Pelin Serpin; on antitrust matters by Bay Area partner Hanno Kaiser and Washington, D.C. counsel Patrick English; on compliance matters by Chicago partner Robert Collins; and on data privacy and security matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jennifer Archie, with associate James Smith.