Epic Games’s $1.25 Billion Round Funding

Simpson Thacher advised KKR in connection with its investment in Epic Games, Inc.

The aggregate amount of the investment by KKR and other investors is approximately $1.25 billion.

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic’s Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web.

Simpson Thacher advised with a team including Marni Lerner (Picture) and Jun Won Kim (M&A); Lori Lesser and Melanie Jolson (Intellectual Property); David Rubinsky and Pasco Struhs (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Peter Guryan, Kelly Karapetyan and Kenneth Ehrhard (Antitrust); and Rob Holo and Tyler Robbins (Tax).

 

Involved fees earner: Marni Lerner – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jun Won Kim – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Melanie Jolson – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; David Rubinsky – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Pasco Struhs – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Peter Guryan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kelly Karapetyan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kenneth Ehrhard – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Robert Holo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tyler Robbins – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

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