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Latham & Watkins Advises Discord in Acquisition of Gas App

January 18, 2023
Firm represents the voice, video, and text communication service with a team led by members of the firm’s Emerging Companies and M&A Practices.

Discord, a voice, video, and text communication service used by over one hundred million people to hang out and talk with their friends and communities, has announced that it has acquired the maker of the Gas app, the popular poll-based social app that lets friends share compliments with one another. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Discord in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Bay Area partners Bret Stancil and Benjamin Potter, with associates Amanda Dillon and Alec Hampton. Advice was also provided on benefits and compensation matters by Bay Area partner Jay Metz, with associates James Robinson and Rebecca Dixon; on tax matters by Bay Area partner Kirt Switzer, with associate Jacob Meninga; on intellectual property matters by Bay Area counsel Arielle Singh, with associate Caroline Omotayo; and on data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Michael Rubin and Houston counsel Robert Brown, with associate Dalyn Dessaure.