Razer’s Management Buyout and Take-Private Offer

Linklaters advised a consortium comprising the founders of Razer Inc. and CVC Capital Partners. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Razer Inc.

A consortium led by the founders of gaming equipment maker Razer Inc. have made an offer of up to US$1.38 billion to take the Hong Kong-listed company private.

Razer is a world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems.

The Linklaters team was led by Head of Hong Kong Corporate Gilbert Li (Picture), with support from corporate partners Alex Bidlake and Xiaoxi Lin, banking partner Christopher Bradley, and antitrust & foreign investment counsel Marcus Pollard.

The Freshfields team advising on the transaction was led by partners Grace Huang and Edward Freeman, supported by senior associate Cindy Kwong and associates Dickson Chan and Alexa Jiang. Partner Alastair Mordaunt and associate Charles Tay provided antitrust advice.
 

Involved fees earner: Dickson Chan – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Edward Freeman – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Grace Huang – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Alexa Jiang – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Cindy Kwong – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Alastair Mordaunt – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Charles Tay – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Alex Bidlake – Linklaters; Christopher Bradley – Linklaters; Gilbert Li – Linklaters; Xiaoxi Lin – Linklaters; Marcus Pollard – Linklaters;

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Linklaters;

Clients: CVC Capital Partners; Razer Inc.;