Latham & Watkins Advises Headspace in Merger with Ginger

A multidisciplinary deal team is advising on the transaction that will create Headspace Health, offering the world’s most accessible and comprehensive digital mental health platform.

August 25, 2021

Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, and Ginger, a leader in on-demand mental healthcare, have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined entity, Headspace Health, will offer the world’s most accessible and comprehensive digital mental health and wellbeing platform. By coming together at a critical moment of global need, Headspace Health will democratize mental healthcare to provide the full spectrum of affordable and comprehensive support for everyone.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Headspace in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by New York partner Justin Hamill, Washington, D.C. partner Marc Granger, Boston partner Dan Hoffman, and Bay Area partner Ben Potter, with associates Jana Kovich, Tyler Neal, Derek Berry, Magda Farhat, and Evan Youngstrom. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Bay Area partners Katharine Moir and Kirt Switzer, with associate Derek Gumm; on benefits and compensation matters by Los Angeles partner Michelle Carpenter, with associate Vanessa King; on employment matters by Los Angeles partner Joseph Farrell; on healthcare regulatory matters by Washington, D.C. partner Stuart Kurlander and Los Angeles counsel Jennifer Yoo, with associate Alyssa Lattner; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Amanda Reeves and Washington, D.C. counsel Peter Todaro, with associate Andrew Molina; on regulatory matters by Washington, D.C. partner James Barker; on intellectual property matters by Los Angeles partner Ghaith Mahmood, with associate Veronica Ye; and on data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Michael Rubin and Bay Area counsels Heather Deixler and Robert Blamires, with associate Adriana Beach.

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