J2 Global’s $420 Million Acquisition of RetailMeNot


Simpson Thacher represented J2 Global in the transaction.

J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) executed its acquisition of RetailMeNot from Vericast Corp. for approximately $420 million. The transaction closed in the fourth quarter of 2020.

J2 Global is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment, and eFax, eVoice, iContact, Campaigner, Vipre, IPVanish and KeepItSafe in its Cloud Services segment.

RetailMeNot offers savings with retailers, brands, restaurants and pharmacies through online and in-store coupon codes, cash back offers and its browser extension. Vericast is a premier marketing solutions company.

The Simpson Thacher team advising J2 Global included Jakob Rendtorff (Picture), Matt Gabbard and Aria Mahboubi (M&A); Andrew Blau, Jamin Koslowe, Caitlin Fitzgerald and Alan Fenyes (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Lori Lesser, Genevieve Dorment and Bobbie Burrows (Intellectual Property); Drew Purcell and Nicole Humphrey (Tax); David Azarkh (Capital Markets); James Doyle, Jonathan Pall and Noah DeBlasi (Banking and Credit); Peter Guryan, Kelly Karapetyan, Ken Ehrhard and Nicholas Ingros (Antitrust); Steve DeLott (Insurance); Krista McManus (Real Estate); and Mike Isby (Environmental).

Involved fees earner: David Azarkh – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Andrew Blau – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Bobbie Burrows – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Noah DeBlasi – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Steven DeLott – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Genevieve Dorment – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; James Doyle – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kenneth Ehrhard – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alan Fenyes – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Caitlin Fitzgerald – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Matthew Gabbard – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Peter Guryan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Karen Hsu Kelley – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Nicole Humphrey – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Nicholas Ingros – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Isby – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jakob Rendtorff – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jamin Koslowe – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Aria Mahboubi – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Krista McManus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Pall – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Andrew Purcell – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: J2 Global, Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti