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Rick Offsay

Century City
  • 10250 Constellation Blvd.
  • Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90067
  • USA
 
 

Rick Offsay, a partner in the Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice, provides strategic advice to clients across a broad array of transactions.

Mr. Offsay represents strategic industry participants (including studios, production companies, networks / streamers, and digital media startups) as well as financial investors (including private equity, alternative lenders, and high net worth individuals), and other entertainment, sports, and media clients.

He helps clients through all stages of the business lifecycle, from equity and debt financing to strategic arrangements to exit transactions, with particular experience structuring joint ventures. Mr. Offsay leverages broad deal experience and industry understanding to help clients navigate complex transactions.

Mr. Offsay’s experience includes representing:

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Allen Media Group in several acquisitions of broadcast television stations
  • Endeavor in multiple acquisitions and dispositions
  • JTBC in its acquisition of a majority interest in the Wiip production company from CAA
  • Leading media-focused private equity fund in multiple IP library acquisitions
  • Legendary Entertainment in its sale to Dalian Wanda
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in its sale to Amazon, Inc.
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in its acquisition of full ownership of EPIX from Lionsgate, Viacom, and Paramount
  • Silver Lake Partners in its acquisition of TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company
  • Sonar Entertainment in its sale to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
  • Univision Communications in its bankruptcy acquisition of assets of the Gawker Media Group
Strategic Joint Ventures and Company Formation
  • Brad Weston in his arrangement with Entertainment One to create Makeready, a global content production company
  • Directors Joe and Anthony Russo in the formation and financing of their independent production studio, AGBO
  • Mattel in multiple cross-border strategic investment and joint-venture transactions
  • Participant Media in its joint venture with DreamWorks Studios and Steven Spielberg to form Amblin Partners
  • Univision Communications in its investment in and media rights arrangement with mixed martial arts promoter Combate Global
  • Warner Bros. in its investments in and strategic relationships with Spyglass Entertainment and PictureStart
Distribution and Co-Financing
  • Amblin Partners, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Makeready in output distribution arrangements with major studios
  • Legendary Entertainment in a wide range of single and multi-project co-production and distribution arrangements
  • Mattel and Tencent Pictures in co-production arrangements with major studios and streaming platforms
  • The International Olympic Committee in connection with major broadcast and new media license agreements*
  • Univision Communications in connection with its strategic licensing arrangements with Grupo Televisa*
Entertainment Finance
  • Amblin Partners in its senior secured credit facility
  • An international production company in its senior secured and mezzanine financing transactions
  • Boatrocker Studios / Platform One in its senior secured credit facility
  • HPS Investment Partners in a senior secured loan to a leading independent music company
  • Legendary Entertainment in numerous senior credit, mezzanine and single project financings
  • Skydance Media in its senior secured credit facility
  • STX Entertainment in its senior secured and mezzanine financing transactions*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

 
 
 
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