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Latham & Watkins Advises H.I.G. Capital in Acquisition of RBmedia

July 26, 2023
Firm represents the global alternative asset manager in transaction with the world’s leading publisher in audiobooks and spoken content.

Leading global investment firms KKR and H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.) have announced that an affiliate of H.I.G. will acquire RBmedia and support its next phase of growth and development. RBmedia is the leading audiobook publisher in the world with a powerful digital distribution network that reaches millions of listeners around the globe.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents H.I.G. in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Los Angeles partner Tana Ryan and Boston partner Matthew Goulding, with associates Cory Lewis, Jennifer Boyd, and Zack Dawson. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Bay Area partner Katharine Moir, with associate Jacob Meninga; on benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Erin Murphy, with associates Ashlie Lawton, James Robinson, and Nimra Syed; on labor matters by Los Angeles partner Joseph Farrell, with associate Laura Waller; on data privacy matters by Houston/Austin counsel Robert Brown and London counsel Danielle van der Merwe, with associates Dalyn Dessaure and Alexander Ford-Cox; on real estate matters by San Diego partner Robert Frances, with associate William Swanson; on environmental matters by Washington, D.C. partner James Barrett, with associate Ashley Maiolatesi; on intellectual property matters by Bay Area partner Michelle Gross, with associates Amy Tosi, Fiona Gillan, and Julian Savelski; on entertainment, sports, and media matters by New York partner Gabe Fleet, with associates Kaitlin Ray, Ryan Wilkins, and Adele Zhang; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Ian Conner and Washington, D.C. counsel Peter Todaro, with associate Evan Omi; on debt finance matters by New York partner Stephanie Teicher, with associates Melissa Doura, Katie Inglis, and Lindsay Kenney; on export controls matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Andrew Galdes, with associates Elizabeth Annis and Leticia Salazar; and on anti-corruption matters by Washington, D.C. partner Joseph Bargnesi, with associate Ryan Malo.