Scopely’s Acquisition of FoxNext Games

Fenwick & West represented Scopely in the transaction.

Scopely executed the acquisition of FoxNext Games Los Angeles and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose from The Walt Disney Company.

FoxNext Games Los Angeles is the game studio behind the blockbuster hit MARVEL Strike Force.

Scopely is home to many top-grossing, award-winning franchises including Star Trek™ Fleet Command, Looney Tunes™ World of Mayhem, WWE Champions, The Walking Dead: Road To Survival™, YAHTZEE® With Buddies and Wheel of Fortune®: Free Play, among others. The acquisition will add another top-grossing game to Scopely’s live service portfolio, expand its in-development pipeline, and bring a highly experienced team to Scopely’s business.

LionTree Advisors acted as financial advisor to Disney, with Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to Scopely.

The Fenwick transaction team included corporate partners Michael Brown (Picture), Ken Myers and Stephen Fisher and associates Jeff Zhang and Carson Jackson; intellectual property and technology transactions partner Jennifer Stanley and associates Arjun Ravi, Albert Tawil and Brandon Cheung; executive compensation & employee benefits partners Matthew Cantor and Elizabeth Gartland and attorney Liza Morgan; employment practices partner Daniel McCoy; and tax partner William Skinner and associate Ora Grinberg.

Involved fees earner: Michael Brown – Fenwick & West LLP; Matthew Cantor – Fenwick & West LLP; Brandon Cheung – Fenwick & West LLP; Stephen Fisher – Fenwick & West LLP; Elizabeth Gartland – Fenwick & West LLP; Ora Grinberg – Fenwick & West LLP; Carson Jackson – Fenwick & West LLP; Daniel McCoy – Fenwick & West LLP; Liza Morgan – Fenwick & West LLP; Ken Myers – Fenwick & West LLP; Arjun Ravi – Fenwick & West LLP; William Skinner – Fenwick & West LLP; Jennifer Stanley – Fenwick & West LLP; Albert Tawil – Fenwick & West LLP; Jeff Zhang – Fenwick & West LLP;

Law Firms: Fenwick & West LLP;

Clients: Scopely;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti