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Covington Advises Aristocrat in $990 Million Gaming Acquisition

November 30, 2017

WASHINGTONCovington represented Aristocrat Leisure Limited in its $990 million acquisition of Big Fish Games, Inc. This acquisition expands Aristocrat’s Social Gaming business into new game genres.

Aristocrat is a global provider of gaming solutions. It offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems. Aristocrat also operates within the online social gaming and real money wager markets.

Big Fish, a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill Downs Incorporated, is a global publisher of free-to-play games that operates across three key business lines that are focused on specific game segments, including Social Casino, Social Gaming, and Premium Paid games.

The Covington corporate team consisted of Catherine Dargan, Mike Riella, Becky Hurt, and Lauren Shor. Assistance was also provided by Kerry Burke and Rachel Beller (financing); Lee Tiedrich, Marie Lavalleye, Andrea Reister and Daniel Gurman (intellectual property); Gary Rubman (litigation); Heather Haberl (real estate); James Dean (antitrust); Michael Francese (employee benefits); Libbie Canter (privacy); and Ansgar Simon (tax).


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