Aristocrat Leisure Limited’s £2.1 Billion Recommended Cash Acquisition Of Playtech plc

Ashurst advised Goldman Sachs International on the matter.

Playtech is a leading technology provider that develops platforms and content for the global gambling industry. It is considered one of the world’s largest online gambling software suppliers, offering innovative, value-added solutions to the industry’s leading operators.

Aristocrat is a leading global gaming content and technology company and top-tier mobile games publisher, with more than 6,500 employees located in over 20 locations around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, casino management systems and free-to-play mobile games. Aristocrat’s regulated gaming products are approved for use in more than 300 licensed jurisdictions and are available in more than 80 countries.

Goldman Sachs is acting as financial adviser to Aristocrat Leisure.

The Ashurst team was led by partners Tom Mercer (Picture), Tim Rennie and Harry Thimont. Partner James Coiley advised on hedging and FX-related matters. They were assisted by senior associates Aimee Carroll-Hewitt and Kirsty MacKay and associate Annie Ball.  

Involved fees earner: Aimee Carroll-Hewitt – Ashurst; James Coiley – Ashurst; Kirsty MacKay – Ashurst; Tom Mercer – Ashurst; Tim Rennie – Ashurst; Harry Thimont – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Goldman Sachs;

Author: Giulia Di Palma