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Latham & Watkins Advises Skillz in Acquisition of Aarki

June 2, 2021
A corporate deal team advises on the transaction that will form an integrated esports advertising platform.

Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), the leading mobile games platform bringing fair and fun competition to players worldwide, has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Aarki, a leading technology-driven marketing platform. The highly complementary acquisition will broaden Skillz’s footprint across the rapidly expanding mobile gaming industry by combining its competitive platform with Aarki’s advanced advertising capabilities.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Skillz in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Bay Area partner Ben Potter, with Orange County associates Brett Urig, Stephanie Isaia, and Trevor Yedoni and Bay Area associate Sally Wong. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Bay Area partner Katharine Moir, with Bay Area associate Jake Meninga; on benefits and compensation matters by Bay Area partner Ashley Wagner, with Bay Area associate Erik Ward; and on intellectual property and data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Michelle Gross, with Bay Area associate Amy Dippolito.