CafeMedia’s Acquisition of Topic

Sidley Austin LLP advised CafeMedia on the deal.

CafeMedia, a portfolio company of investment funds managed by ZMC, announced its acquisition of Topic (Chia Labs, Inc.). In connection with the transaction, Topic’s founders, Ryo Chiba and Nikhil Aitharaju, will join CafeMedia’s technology team.

The Sidley team is being led by Payom Pirahesh (Picture), Luke Ashworth, and Cat Zhang and includes Kate McMahon (Private Equity /M&A); Ben Rosemergy and P.C. Wang (Employee Benefits); Rachel Kleinberg and Jonathan Westreich (Tax); Rusty Weiss (Technology and IP Transactions); Angela Fontana and Banks Bruce (Global Finance); Kate Roberts (Labor, Employment and Immigration); and Clayton Northouse and Mark Prior (Privacy and Cybersecurity).

Involved fees earner: Luke Ashworth – Sidley Austin LLP; Banks Bruce – Sidley Austin LLP; Angela Fontana – Sidley Austin LLP; Rachel D. Kleinberg – Sidley Austin LLP; Clayton Northouse – Sidley Austin LLP; Payom Pirahesh – Sidley Austin LLP; Mark Prior – Sidley Austin LLP; Katherine Roberts – Sidley Austin LLP; Benjamin Rosemergy – Sidley Austin LLP; P.C. Wang – Sidley Austin LLP; Russell Weiss – Sidley Austin LLP; Jonathan Westreich – Sidley Austin LLP; Cat Zhang – Sidley Austin LLP;

Law Firms: Sidley Austin LLP;

Clients: CafeMedia;

Author: Martina Bellini