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Latham & Watkins Advises KKR in Acquisition of Music Interests of Rock Icons ZZ Top

December 21, 2021
An entertainment, sports, and media team represents the global investment firm in the transaction.

Global music company BMG and global investment firm KKR announced that they have acquired the entire music interests of American rock icons ZZ Top. The ZZ Top agreement includes a buyout of the band’s publishing catalogue and their income from recorded royalties and performance royalties.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents KKR in the transaction with an entertainment, sports, and media team led by New York partner Justin Hamill, Century City partner Jonathan West and Century City counsel Paul Iannicelli with New York associate Julian Azran, and Century City associate Sam Lehman.