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Latham & Watkins Advises Endeavor in Creation of Diamond Baseball Holdings and Agreements To Acquire Multiple MLB Professional Development League Clubs

December 8, 2021
Members of the firm’s M&A and Entertainment, Sports & Media Practices represent the global sports and entertainment company.

Endeavor (NYSE: EDR) announced it has signed agreements to acquire nine MLB Professional Development League Clubs, as well as the creation of Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH), an organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and enhancing the sport of baseball through professional management, best practices, innovation, and investment.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Endeavor in the transaction with a corporate team led by New York partners Justin Hamill and Frank Saviano with associates Adam Rosenthal, Daniel Weissman, Julian Azran, Joshua Reisman, Jesse Lake, Nancy Zhu, Rachel Klein, and Mikhail Bushinski. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partner Matthew Dewitz wish associates Alan Kimball and Lukas Kutilek; on real estate matters by Los Angeles partner Meghan Cocci and Chicago partner Robert Fernandez with associates Tiffany Taubman, Kim Legate-Ford and Ben Roth; on compensation and benefits matters by New York partner Austin Ozawa, Bay Area partner Erin Murphy and Chicago partner Nineveh Alkhas with associates Max Raskin, Anne Bracaglia, and Jaye Han; on intellectual property matters by New York partner Jeff Tochner with associates Dewey Kang and Victoria McGrath; on data privacy matters by Bay Area counsel Robert Blamires with associate Sam Maerz-Boening; on finance matters by New York partner Joshua Tinkelman and New York counsel Seniz Yakut; on capital markets matters by New York partner Benjamin Cohen and New York counsel Ellen Smiley; and on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Mandy Reeves.