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Latham & Watkins Advises Endeavor in IMG’s Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Barrett-Jackson

August 12, 2022
Multidisciplinary deal team is led by members of the firm’s M&A and Entertainment, Sports & Media Practices.

IMG, an Endeavor company and global leader in events, media, sports, and fashion, has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Barrett-Jackson, the premier collector car auction and live events company. IMG, which owns, operates and commercially represents hundreds of events around the world, including Frieze art fairs, the Madrid and Miami Open tennis tournaments, Formula Drift, and New York Fashion Week: The Shows, will serve as Barrett-Jackson’s strategic partner.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Endeavor in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by New York partners Justin Hamill and Michael Anastasio, with associates Daniel Weissman, Nancy Zhu, and Bhavin Shah. Advice was also provided on entertainment, sports & media matters by Century City partner Rick Offsay, with associates Matt Mims and Molly Wolfe; on tax matters by New York partners Matthew Dewitz and Alan Kimball, with associate Michael Yu; on benefits & compensation matters by New York partner Austin Ozawa, with associates Max Raskin and Anne Bracaglia; on labor matters by Chicago partner Nineveh Alkhas, with associates Laura Waller and Ana Cenaj; on intellectual property matters by Los Angeles counsel Hui (Jia Jia) Huang, with associate Matthew Stern; on data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Robert Blamires, with associates Adriana Beach and Lyle Stewart; on finance matters by New York partner Joshua Tinkelman and New York counsel Seniz Yakut; on real estate matters by New York partner Michelle Kelban and New York counsel Shira Bressler, with associate Thomas Fafara; on capital markets matters by New York partner Benjamin Cohen, with associates Adam Johnson and Carolina Bernal; on public company representation matters by New York partner Ellen Smiley, with associate Andrew Holt; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Mandy Reeves and Washington, D.C. counsel Peter Todaro; on anti-bribery matters by New York partner Benjamin Naftalis, with associate Lauren Sun; and on insurance matters by Los Angeles partner Drew Levin, with associate Hannah Cary.