DLA Piper advises Aristocrat Leisure on US$500 million acquisition

DLA Piper has advised Aristocrat Leisure, one of the largest global manufacturers of gaming solutions, on its successful acquisition of developer Plarium Global.

Both companies are involved in producing popular entertainment content. Australia-based Aristocrat Leisure Limited is one of the largest manufacturers of gaming solutions in the world. 

Plarium Ltd, headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, is a social gaming developer with over 1,200 employees worldwide, and offices in both the US and Europe, including Ukraine.    

DLA Piper Ukraine, together with Herzog Fox & Neeman advised Aristocrat Leisure on the closing and post-closing matters of the transaction, drafting and negotiating the post-transaction documentation, and advising on the Ukrainian legal aspects of the deal. 

The team consisting of senior associate, Dmytro Tkachenko, and associate Artem Hrytsak was led by Partner Galyna Zagorodniuk. Additional support was provided by Head of Real Estate Natalia Kochergina, and Head of Intellectual Property, Natalia Pakhomovska, senior associate Natalia Kirichenko and their teams. Illya Sverdlov, Head of Tax, and Dmitry Rylovnikov, senior associate, advised on tax matters.