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Latham & Watkins Advises KKR in Joining Forces With BMG to Acquire Music Rights

March 24, 2021
Bicoastal team represents KKR in the transaction that will deliver a compelling solution for artists, songwriters, and other music rights owners seeking to realize and grow the value of their music assets.

Global music company BMG and global investment firm KKR have announced they will join forces to pursue recorded music, music publishing, and other music rights acquisitions. Working together, the companies will deliver a compelling solution for artists, songwriters, and other music rights owners seeking to realize and grow the value of their music assets.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents KKR in the transaction with a corporate team led by New York partner Justin Hamill, Century City partner Jonathan West, and New York partner Kate Withers, with New York associate Julian Azran, Century City associate Sam Lehman, and New York associate Daniel Weissman. Advice was also provided on finance matters by New York partner Kevin Fingeret and Chicago partner Ellen Marks; and on tax matters by Bay Area partner Katharine Moir, with New York associate Eric Kamerman.