DLA Piper advises ZASH in acquisition of AdRizer through ZVV Media Partners, its joint venture with Vinco Ventures
DLA Piper represented ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation through its ZVV Media Partners, LLC joint venture with Vinco Ventures, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBIG) in the acquisition by Vinco of AdRizer LLC, a leading publisher and analytics solution company in the digital advertising space. As a result of the acquisition, AdRizer is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Vinco and will be fully integrated into video-sharing social networking platform Lomotif, which is owned by ZVV.
DLA Piper previously represented ZASH in its acquisition through ZVV of Lomotif Private Limited, the owner of the Lomotif app. AdRizer will now power advertising for the Lomotif platform and is expected to allow Lomotif to monetize the content creation capabilities of Lomotif.
“We brought together our wide-ranging media and entertainment M&A experience and our deep bench of attorneys across a number of key legal disciplines relevant to the transaction to complete this acquisition. The integration of AdRizer will enable ZASH and Vinco to continue building a leading digital media advertising platform,” said Tom Ara, co-lead of the Sports, Media & Entertainment Finance and Transactions group and the partner who led the firm’s deal team.
In addition to Ara, the DLA Piper team representing ZASH included associate Scott Layfield (Los Angeles), who played a key role in the transaction, as well as partners Nathaniel McKitterick, Chung Wei, (both of Silicon Valley), Julia Kovacs (Washington, DC), Christopher Oprison, Ryan Girnun (both of Miami), Shmuel Klahr (New York) and Christina Houston (Wilmington); senior counsel William Hoffman (Silicon Valley); of counsel James Rusert (Atlanta), Paul B. Myers (Baltimore) and Andrew Sacks (Seattle); and associates Bunnie Poullard, Rahul Sajnani, Kali Jelen (all of Los Angeles), Sean Newland (San Francisco), Julie Franki (Atlanta), Myriem Bennani (Chicago), Carissa Bouwer (Sacramento), Lori Marsh, Katherine Cheung (both of Silicon Valley) and Catherine Thomas (Washington, DC).
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