• Korean Firm Netmarble Games Invests $130 Million in Mobile Gaming Firm SGN

    July 23, 2015
    Jason S. Kim, Michael E. Plunkett, Arthur P. Yoon, Patrick A. O'Reilly, Michael J. Medveckus, Yelena M. Barychev, et al.
    Blank Rome represented Netmarble Games, the leading mobile game publisher in South Korea, in its $130 million investment in SGN, one of the biggest and fastest growing mobile game studios in the United States. The investment is one of the largest in the mobile gaming industry since 2013, and makes Netmarble the largest stakeholder in SGN.
  • Blank Rome Represents SunGard Public Sector Inc. in CRW Systems, Inc., Acquisition

    June 5, 2015
    Linsey B. Bozzelli, Kipp B. Cohen
    Blank Rome represented SunGard Public Sector Inc. in its acquisition of CRW Systems, Inc., a developer of local government software solutions.
  • Blank Rome Advises on RadioShack Rescue Financing and Subsequent Bankruptcy Financing and Restructuring

    April 2015
    Lawrence F. Flick, James E. Odell, Michael Kim, Erin O'Brien Harkiewicz, Rick Antonoff
    Blank Rome is advising a group of multi-strategy funds constituting the "first out" lenders under a $285 million superpriority debtor-in-possession credit facility for RadioShack Corporation and its affiliates in the RadioShack chapter 11 cases.
  • Sungard Availability Services LP Sells Eight of Its Non-Core Data Centers throughout the U.S.

    May 1, 2015
    Kipp B. Cohen, Timothy A. French, Cory G. Jacobs, Michael J. Medveckus, Mathew S. Rotenberg, Lisa Casey Spaniel, et al.
    Sungard Availability Services LP in the sale of 8 of its non-core data centers throughout the U.S.
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Acquires Hand and Stone Franchise Corp.

    April 10, 2015
    Gary R. Goldenberg, Shaun Snitman, Alexander J. Tablin-Wolf, Michael E. Plunkett, Patrick A. O'Reilly, Cory G. Jacobs, et al.
    Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm acquires Hand and Stone Franchise Corp.
  • SunGard Data Systems Inc. Acquires CitiBank N.A.'s US Long-Funds Transfer Agency Business

    March 31, 2015
    Kipp B. Cohen, Jennifer J. Daniels, Lisa Casey Spaniel
    SunGard Data Systems Inc. in the acquisition of CitiBank N.A.'s US long-funds transfer agency business.
  • NewSpring Acquires X5 Solutions

    March 24, 2015
    Alan L. Zeiger, Molly Crane, Robert W. Crane, Shlomo Troodler, Michael Kim, Cory G. Jacobs, et al.
    Blank Rome represented NewSpring Holdings and two senior executives in the acquisition of X5 Solutions, a Seattle-based telecom solutions provider whose platform will be used to greatly expand NewSpring’s nationwide presence in the telecom sector. The transaction closed on March 24, 2015.
  • York Wallcoverings, Inc., Sold to High Road Capital Partners

    March 9, 2015
    Barry H. Genkin, Arthur Bachman, Lawrence S. Chane, Matthew J. Comisky, Scott F. Cooper, Joseph M. Doloboff, et al.
    Blank Rome represented York Wallcoverings, Inc., the largest wallcoverings company in the world, in its sale to a newly formed High Road Capital Partners controlled entity. The transaction closed on March 9, 2015.
  • Iconix Acquires Strawberry Shortcake Brand from American Greetings for $105M

    March 2015
    Robert J. Mittman, Peter Schnur, Rustin I. Paul, David M. Perry, Thomas A. Cournoyer, Megan C. Filoon, et al.
    Blank Rome acted as counsel to Iconix Brand Group, Inc., in its acquisition of the Strawberry Shortcake brand and related intangible assets from American Greetings for $105 million in cash. Strawberry Shortcake is a global brand with a diversified network of over 350 licensees worldwide and approximately 50% of revenue generated in international markets.
  • Signature Group Holdings Acquires Aluminum Recycler for $525M

    February 27, 2015
    Joseph M. Doloboff, Richard DiStefano, Joseph T. Gulant, Brad L. Shiffman, Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld
    Blank Rome acted as special tax counsel to Signature Group Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of the Global Recycling and Specification Alloys ("GRSA") business of privately-held Aleris Corporation for $525 million.
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