Latham & Watkins Advises Nogin in its Business Combination with Software Acquisition Group III

A multidisciplinary team represents the CaaS technology company in the transaction that will make it a publicly traded company.

February 14, 2022

Nogin, Inc. (Nogin), a leading provider of Commerce-as-a-Service (CaaS) technology, and Software Acquisition Group Inc. III (Nasdaq: SWAG), a special purpose acquisition company, have announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Nogin, Inc. and is expected to remain listed on the Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol “NOGN.”

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Nogin in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Houston partners Ryan Maierson, John Greer, and Ryan Lynch, with Houston associates Clayton Heery, Jessica Sherman, Austin Sheehy, and Ziyad Barghouthy. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Houston partners Tim Fenn and Bryant Lee, with Houston associate Emily Fawcett; on intellectual property and data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Michelle Gross, with Bay Area associate Amy Tosi; on benefits and compensation matters by Washington, D.C. partner Adam Kestenbaum, with Los Angeles associate Courtney Thomson and Washington, D.C. associates Ashlie Lawton and Grace Tang; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jason Cruise, Frankfurt partner Max Hauser and Washington, D.C. counsel Joseph Simei; on sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Andrew Galdes; and on environmental matters by Houston partner Joel Mack and Los Angeles counsel Josh Marnitz. 

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