Golfzon’s Acquisition of Leadbetter Golf Academies


Paul Hastings advised Golfzon Newdin and its affiliates on the acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interest in Leadbetter Golf Academies, a US-based golf instruction institute founded by legendary golf coach David Leadbetter.

Launched in 1983, Leadbetter Golf Academies consists of a network of approximately 37 academies across the globe, each with a team of elite instructors trained by David Leadbetter.

Golfzon develops and sells indoor golf simulators in South Korea and internationally. Following this acquisition, Golfzon plans to integrate the institute’s coaching techniques with Golfzon’s state-of-the-art golf simulator technology and further expand the Academies’ business globally.

Paul Hastings’ team was led by partners Daniel Sae-Chin Kim (Picture) in Seoul and Tiffany Lee and Matthew Berger in Palo Alto, with associates Albert Nah, Hae-in Park and Han Kyu Lee.

Involved fees earner: Daniel Kim – Paul Hastings; Tiffany Lee – Paul Hastings; Matthew Berger – Paul Hastings; Jinkang Albert Nah – Paul Hastings; Han Kyu Lee – Paul Hastings;

Law Firms: Paul Hastings;

Clients: Golfzon Newdin Holdings Co Ltd;

Author: Michael Patrini