Vivendi Group and Gameloft S.E.’s Acquisition of The Other Guys

DLA Piper Argentina, Tanoira Cassange and Posadas, Posadas & Vecino advised on the transaction

Vivendi Group and Gameloft S.E. executed the aquisition of The Other Guys (“TOG”).

Vivendi, through its subsidiaries, conducts operations ranging from music, games, and television to film and telecommunications. The company, led by Arnaud Roy De Puyfontaine, Herve Philippe and Stephane Roussel, in 2019 recorded $15.8 billion revenues.

Gameloft SE operates as a game developer. The Company, led by Stephane Roussel, Alexandre De Rochefort and Claude Guillemot, manufactures action, cards, puzzle, adventure, and racing games for mobile, tablet, and PC.

The Other Guys is a mobile & social games studio that develops casual story-driven games on free-to-play business models, both with original IP and well-established third party properties, built by former founders of Three Melons.

DLA Piper advised Vivendi and Gameloft with Martin Mittelman (Picture), Antonio Arias, Augusto Mancinelli, Marcos Taiana and Marco D’Angelo.

In Uruguay, Posadas, Posadas & Vecino advised Vivendi and Gameloft with Tomás Gurmendez, Daniel González, Juan Deffeminis, Andrés Aznarez, Karina Souza and Jacinta Inciarte

Tanoira Cassagne advised The Other Guys with a team including Manuel Tanoira, Leopoldo García Mansilla, Dolores Nazar and Gustavo González Clement.

Involved fees earner: Antonio Arias – DLA Piper; Marco D’Angelo – DLA Piper; Augusto Nicolás Mancinelli – DLA Piper; Martín Mittelman – DLA Piper; Marcos Taiana – DLA Piper; Andrés Aznarez – Posadas, Posadas & Vecino; Juan Deffeminis – Posadas, Posadas & Vecino; Daniel González Cotelo – Posadas, Posadas & Vecino; Tomás Gurméndez – Posadas, Posadas & Vecino; Jacinta Inciarte – Posadas, Posadas & Vecino; Karina Souza – Posadas, Posadas & Vecino; Leopoldo Garcia Mansilla – Tanoira Cassagne; Gustavo González Clement – Tanoira Cassagne; Dolores Nazar – Tanoira Cassagne; Manuel Tanoira – Tanoira Cassagne;

Law Firms: DLA Piper; Posadas, Posadas & Vecino; Tanoira Cassagne;

Clients: Gameloft SE; The Other Guys; Vivendi SA;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti.