DLA Piper represented Stillfront Group, a Sweden-based global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online games genre, in its acquisition of Candywriter, LLC, a mobile game developer and publisher, for US$74.4 million.
“We are pleased to have brought our extensive experience in media and entertainment sector M&A to assist Stillfront in this acquisition, which will broaden its portfolio and enhance its standing in the online gaming market,” said Richard Marks, the DLA Piper partner who led the firm’s deal team.
Along with Marks (Washington, DC), the DLA Piper team representing Stillfront Group included partner William Bartow (Philadelphia); of counsel Nia Brown (Washington, DC) and Paul Myers (Baltimore); and associates Charles Bell, Shirley Qin, James Duchesne (all of Washington, DC), Michelle Marchiony (Atlanta), Priya Narahari (Philadelphia) and John Wei (Boston).
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