Ginger’s Merger with Headspace

Ginger's Merger with Headspace

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised Ginger on the deal, while Latham & Watkins represented Headspace.

Ginger, a leading provider of on-demand mental healthcare, and Headspace, a leader in mindfulness and meditation, have entered into a definitive agreement to merge.

The combined entity, Headspace Health, will provide the world’s most accessible and comprehensive platform for digital mental health and wellbeing. Ginger offers its members convenient, high-quality mental healthcare, including behavioral health coaching, therapy, and psychiatry. Headspace is known for being one of the first meditation apps in the world. Together, the two companies will meet the escalating global demand for mental health support, serving consumers, employers, and health plans. Their combined expertise in consumer brand, evidence-based interventions, and technology will help improve resilience, reduce stress, and provide treatment to the millions of people experience mental health symptoms.

The Wilson Sonsini team advising Ginger included the following attorneys: Steven Bochner (Picture), Melissa Rick, Raymond Jed Singson, Michael Russell, Broderick Henry, David Lee, Nabi Menai, Myra Sutanto Shen, Andrew Bryant, Scott McCall, 
Michael Montfort, Matthew Norgard, Jason Chan, James Clessuras, Rosalind Schonwald, Jamillia Ferris, Todd Hahn, Estefania Torres Paez, John Slafsky, Brandon Leahy, Amy Simmerman, Ryan Greecher, Jason Schoenberg, James McCann, 
Martin Sul, Jeremiah Nelson, Yue Shi, Matt Staples, 
Daniel Chen, Edward Ruse, Briza Sanchez Lucas, 
Alex Katsneslon, Aren Balabanian,  Jahna Hartwig, 
and Seth Cowell.

Latham & Watkins represented Headspace in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by New York partner Justin Hamill, Washington, D.C. partner Marc Granger, Boston partner Dan Hoffman, and Bay Area partner Ben Potter, with associates Jana Kovich, Tyler Neal, Derek Berry, Magda Farhat, and Evan Youngstrom. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Bay Area partners Katharine Moir and Kirt Switzer, with associate Derek Gumm; on benefits and compensation matters by Los Angeles partner Michelle Carpenter, with associate Vanessa King; on employment matters by Los Angeles partner Joseph Farrell; on healthcare regulatory matters by Washington, D.C. partner Stuart Kurlander and Los Angeles counsel Jennifer Yoo, with associate Alyssa Lattner; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Amanda Reeves and Washington, D.C. counsel Peter Todaro, with associate Andrew Molina; on regulatory matters by Washington, D.C. partner James Barker; on intellectual property matters by Los Angeles partner Ghaith Mahmood, with associate Veronica Ye; and on data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Michael Rubin and Bay Area counsels Heather Deixler and Robert Blamires, with associate Adriana Beach.

Involved fees earner: James Barker – Latham & Watkins; Adriana Beach – Latham & Watkins; Derek Berry – Latham & Watkins; Robert Blamires – Latham & Watkins; Michelle Carpenter – Latham & Watkins; Heather Deixler – Latham & Watkins; Magda Farhat – Latham & Watkins; Joseph Farrell – Latham & Watkins; Marc Granger – Latham & Watkins; Derek Gumm – Latham & Watkins; Justin Hamill – Latham & Watkins; Daniel Hoffman – Latham & Watkins; Vanessa King – Latham & Watkins; Jana Kovich – Latham & Watkins; Stuart Kurlander – Latham & Watkins; Alyssa Lattner – Latham & Watkins; Ghaith Mahmood – Latham & Watkins; Katharine Moir – Latham & Watkins; Andrew Molina – Latham & Watkins; Tyler Neal – Latham & Watkins; Benjamin Potter – Latham & Watkins; Amanda Reeves – Latham & Watkins; Michael Rubin – Latham & Watkins; Kirt Switzer – Latham & Watkins; Peter Todaro – Latham & Watkins; Wenqian Ye – Latham & Watkins; Jennifer Yoo – Latham & Watkins; Evan Youngstrom – Latham & Watkins; Josephine Aiello LeBeau – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Aren Balabanian – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Steven Bochner – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Andrew Bryant – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Jason Chan – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Daniel Chen – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; James Clessuras – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Seth Cowell – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Jamillia Ferris – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Ryan Greecher – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Todd Hahn – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Jahna Hartwig – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Broderick Henry – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Alex Katsnelson – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Brandon Leahy – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Scott McCall – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; James McCann – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Nabi Menai – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Michael Montfort – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Jeremiah Nelson – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Matthew Norgard – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Melissa Rick – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Edward Ruse – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Michael Russell – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Briza Sanchez – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Jason Schoenberg – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Rosalind Schonwald – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; David Seoho Lee – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Amy Simmerman – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Raymond Jed Singson – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; John Slafsky – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Matt Staples – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Martin Sul – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Myra Sutanto Shen – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Estefania Torres Paez – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Clients: Ginger; Headspace;