The Carlyle Group’s Acquisition of Jagex


Kirkland & Ellis advised The Carlyle Group on the deal.

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global investment firm, completed its acquisition of Jagex, a leading developer and publisher of video games. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Jagex is one of the largest and most successful British video game studios, developing and publishing video games on PC and mobile, and is best known for its online role-playing living game franchise, RuneScape, which has attracted almost 300 million player accounts since its launch 20 years ago.

The Carlyle Group is one of the world’s largest and most diversified global investment firms with $230 billion of assets under management.

The Kirkland team advising The Carlyle Group was led by New York transactional partners Keri Schick Norton (Picture) and Christopher Torrente and associate Mo Green, London transactional partner David Higgins and associate Anne Stroude, and Hong Kong transactional partner Daniel Dusek.

Involved fees earner: Daniel Dusek – Kirkland & Ellis; Mo Green – Kirkland & Ellis; David Higgins – Kirkland & Ellis; Keri Schick Norton – Kirkland & Ellis; Anne Stroude – Kirkland & Ellis; Christopher Torrente – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: The Carlyle Group;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti