KKR’s Acquisition Of Stake In Dave & Buster’s


Simpson Thacher represented affiliates of KKR in the transaction.

KKR executed the acquisition of shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY). John C. Hockin, a Managing Director at KKR, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Dave & Buster’s.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster’s is the owner and operator of 137 venues in North America that combine entertainment and dining and offer customers the opportunity to “Eat Drink Play and Watch,” all in one location.

Simpson Thacher represented affiliates of KKR with a team for the transaction including Marni J. Lerner (Picture) and Ravi Purushotham (M&A); Marcy Geller and Sophie Staples (Tax); and Jennifer Nadborny (PCAP).

Involved fees earner: Marcy Geller – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marni Lerner – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ravi Purushotham – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sophie Staples – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: KKR;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti