Black Dragon Capital’s Acquisition of Grass Valley


Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Black Dragon Capital in its acquisition of Grass Valley.

Headquartered in Montreal and with over 60 years of experience in the media business, Grass Valley is a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.

Black Dragon Capital, LLC is a minority founder led and growth driven private equity investor with a focus on technology investment opportunities in industries disrupted by the impact of digitization on individuals, groups, and enterprises such as retail commerce, financial services, healthcare, and sports and media. Black Dragon Capital was formed by technology operating executives with a track record of building market-leading companies and providing above market investment returns.

The Greenberg Traurig team representing Black Dragon Capital was led by Corporate Partner Ejim Peter Achi (Picture; New York). He was assisted by Partners Richard C. Kim (New York, Corporate), Chang Won Choi (Northern Virginia, Tax), David M. Greenberg (New York, Intellectual Property & Technology), Roman Fayerberg (Boston, Intellectual Property & Technology), Barry J. Schindler (New Jersey, Intellectual Property & Technology), Jim Mace (Las Vegas, Real Estate), Stephen M. Pepper (New York, Anti-Trust), Leanne Reagan (Miami, Employee Benefits), Paul B. Ranis (Ft. Lauderdale, Labor & Employment), Sean W. Bezark (Chicago, Environmental), Thomas van der Vliet (Amsterdam, Tax), Thédoor Melchers (Amsterdam, Corporate), Thomas Timmermans (Amsterdam, Labor & Employment), Sabine Schoute (Amsterdam, Finance), Paul Westhoff (Amsterdam, Finance), Bas Vletter (Amsterdam, Corporate), Gary Cooper (London, Corporate), Graham Iversen (London, Tax), Peter Schorling (Berlin, Corporate), Nicolai Lagoni (Berlin, Corporate), Kara Preedy (Berlin, Labor & Employment), Pietro Caliceti (Milan, Corporate), Luigi Fontanesi (Milan, Intellectual Property & Technology), George Qi (Shanghai, Corporate), Koji Ishikawa (Tokyo, Corporate), Of Counsel Homin Lee (Los Angeles, Corporate), Associates Jeongseok Jay Yu (New York, Corporate), Alexander M. Mandel (New York, Corporate), Mark Sanchez (New York, Corporate), Katarina Varriale (New York, Corporate), Jiwon Hahn (Seoul, Corporate), Ylana Stumer (New York, Corporate), Hannah S. Stern (New York, Corporate), Of Counsel Lennie A. Bersh (New Jersey, Intellectual Property & Technology), Associates Sandy Chiu (Miami, Intellectual Property & Technology), Brian Assessor (Boston, Intellectual Property & Technology), Richard Abeeku Mills-Robertson (New York, Intellectual Property & Technology), Kristopher Reichlen (Boston, Intellectual Property & Technology), Eric Ding (New York, Corporate), Law Clerks/JD Kathryn Albanese (New York, Intellectual Property & Technology), Ida Zhang (New York, Intellectual Property & Technology), Associate Emina Kwok (Las Vegas, Real Estate), Practice Group Attorney Rebecca Tracy Rotem (Washington D.C., Anti-Trust), Of Counsel Linda Thonen (Amsterdam, Corporate), Associates Suzanne Walstra (Amsterdam, Tax), Rutger Sterk (Amsterdam, Corporate), Alette Kroese (Amsterdam, Corporate), Jacomijn Christ (Amsterdam, Corporate), Johan Nijmeijer (Amsterdam, Corporate), David Hirschman (London, Corporate), Patrick Fahy (London, Corporate), Eleni Pittas (London, Corporate), Miles Daly (London, Corporate), Declan Grady (London, Corporate), Rob Collier-Wright (London, Employment), Aonghus Heatley (London, Environmental), Lauren Mitchell (London, Real Estate), Associate Consultant Ewen Mitchell (London, Intellectual Property), Law Clerk Kirsty Turner (London, Corporate), Of Counsel Sara Melina Berendsen (Berlin, Corporate), Carsten Kociok (Berlin, Intellectual Property & Technology), Claudia Stremel (Berlin, Tax), Holger Faust (Berlin, Labor & Employment), Associates Franca Biallas (Berlin, Corporate), Dante Campiverdi (Milan, Finance),Paola Furiosi (Milan, Intellectual Property & Technology), Law Clerk/JD Andreas Fiore (Milan, Corporate), Associates Moyi Chen (Shanghai, Corporate), Satoshi Kubota (Tokyo, Corporate), Koh Ueda (Tokyo, Corporate), Shuhei Mikiya (Tokyo, Corporate), Katsuaki Saikawa (Tokyo, Corporate), Foreign Law Clerk Santos Victorica (Miami, Corporate).

Involved fees earner: Ejim Achi – Greenberg Traurig; Brian Assessor – Greenberg Traurig; Sara Berendsen – Greenberg Traurig; Lennie Bersh – Greenberg Traurig; Sean Bezark – Greenberg Traurig; Franca Biallas – Greenberg Traurig; Moyi Chen – Greenberg Traurig; Sandy Chiu – Greenberg Traurig; Chang Choi – Greenberg Traurig; Jacomijn Christ – Greenberg Traurig; Rob Collier-Wright – Greenberg Traurig; Gary Cooper – Greenberg Traurig; Miles Daly – Greenberg Traurig; Eric Ding – Greenberg Traurig; Patrick Fahy – Greenberg Traurig; Holger Faust – Greenberg Traurig; Roman Fayerberg – Greenberg Traurig; Declan Grady – Greenberg Traurig; David Greenberg – Greenberg Traurig; Jiwon Hahn – Greenberg Traurig; Aonghus Heatley – Greenberg Traurig; David Hirschman – Greenberg Traurig; Koji Ishikawa – Greenberg Traurig; Graham Iversen – Greenberg Traurig; Jeongseok Jay Yu – Greenberg Traurig; Richard Kim – Greenberg Traurig; Carsten Kociok – Greenberg Traurig; Alette Kroese – Greenberg Traurig; Satoshi Kubota – Greenberg Traurig; Emina Kwok – Greenberg Traurig; Nicolai Lagoni – Greenberg Traurig; Homin Lee – Greenberg Traurig; Jim Mace – Greenberg Traurig; Alexander Mandel – Greenberg Traurig; Thédoor Melchers – Greenberg Traurig; Shuhei Mikiya – Greenberg Traurig; Richard Abeeku Mills-Robertson – Greenberg Traurig; Lauren Mitchell – Greenberg Traurig; Ewen Mitchell – Greenberg Traurig; Johan Nijmeijer – Greenberg Traurig; Stephen Pepper – Greenberg Traurig; Eleni Pittas – Greenberg Traurig; Kara Preedy – Greenberg Traurig; George Qi – Greenberg Traurig; Paul Ranis – Greenberg Traurig; Leanne Reagan – Greenberg Traurig; Kristopher Reichlen – Greenberg Traurig; Rebecca Tracy Rotem – Greenberg Traurig; Mark Sanchez – Greenberg Traurig; Barry Schindler – Greenberg Traurig; Peter Schorling – Greenberg Traurig; Rutger Sterk – Greenberg Traurig; Hannah Stern – Greenberg Traurig; Claudia Stremel – Greenberg Traurig; Ylana Stumer – Greenberg Traurig; Linda Thonen – Greenberg Traurig; Thomas Timmermans – Greenberg Traurig; Koh Ueda – Greenberg Traurig; Thomas van der Vliet – Greenberg Traurig; Katarina Varriale – Greenberg Traurig; Bas Vletter – Greenberg Traurig; Paul Westhoff – Greenberg Traurig; Pietro Caliceti – Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria; Dante Campiverdi – Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria; Luigi Fontanesi – Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria; Paola Furiosi – Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria;

Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig; Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria;

Clients: Black Dragon Capital;