Asmodee’s Acquisition Galápagos Jogos


Demarest and Trench Rossi Watanabe (Baker McKenzie) advised on the deal

Asmodee Group has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire Galápagos Jogos, one of the main distributors in Brazil.

Established in 2009, Galápagos is currently one of the leading Brazilian board game companies. Since 2013 – after starting dealing of its first big international board games – Galápagos’s success follows the board game and puzzle market’s growth worldwide, one of the most dynamic in the entertainment industry.

With the acquisition of long-time partner Galápagos Jogos, Asmodee opens a direct presence in South America, strengthening its international presence alongside its offices in 14 countries across Europe, North America and China. The Group also relies on 13 publishing studios spread around the world.

Demarest advised Asmodee Group with a team includign Paulo Coelho da Rocha (Picture), Renato Canizares, Alessandra Pereira, Catarina Rodrigues, Débora Sejtman, Marcelo Ikeziri, Thais Lipinski, Camila Smith and Luna Cury Freitas.

Trench Rossi Watanabe (Baker McKenzie) advised Yuri Barbosa Fang, Thiago Barros Brito and Fernando Bazoli Rodrigues Macri Cabuto with Carolina Secches, Bruno von Dreifus, Gabriela Mariano and Luisa Kirchhof.

Involved fees earner: Bruno von Dreifus – Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados; Carolina Secches – Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados; Gabriela Mariano – Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados; Priscila Novis Kirchhoff – Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados; Paulo Coelho da Rocha – Demarest; Débora Sejtman – Demarest; Camila Ornellas Smith de Vasconcellos – Demarest; Luna Cury Freitas – Demarest; Alessandra Garcia Pereira – Demarest; Marcelo Simon Ikeziri – Demarest; Catarina Rosa Rodrigues – Demarest; Thais Fontoura Lipinski – Demarest; Renato Canizares – Demarest;

Law Firms: Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados; Demarest;

Clients: Asmodée; Yuri Barbosa Fang; Thiago Barros Brito; Fernando Bazoli Rodrigues Macri Cabuto;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti.