Vox Media’s Acquisition of Cafe Studios

Fenwick & West LLP advised Cafe Studios on the deal.

Vox Media, the leading independent modern media company, announced the acquisition of Cafe Studios, the podcast-first publisher that explores how law and policy intersect with politics, news, business, history, and technology. Since its founding in 2017, Cafe has developed a slate of high-quality podcasts, including its flagship Stay Tuned with Preet, from Cafe co-founder, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and New York Times bestselling author Preet Bharara. Cafe Studios is also known for the Insider membership, a fast-growing subscription program that offers tens of thousands of listeners exclusive podcasts, newsletters, articles, and live events. The deal continues to build and scale the Vox Media Podcast Network, one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically diverse collections of premium podcasts.

The Fenwick transaction team was led by corporate partner Ethan Skerry (Picture) and included associates Eugene Karlik and Joanna Xu and law clerk Elizabeth Gil; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Marshall Mort and associate Emily Gulyako; technology transactions partner Joseph Schenck and associates Ana Razmazma and Albert Tawil; and tax partner William Skinner.

 

Involved fees earner: Emily Gulyako – Fenwick & West LLP; Eugene Karlik – Fenwick & West LLP; Marshall Mort – Fenwick & West LLP; Ana Razmazma – Fenwick & West LLP; Joseph Schenck – Fenwick & West LLP; Ethan Skerry – Fenwick & West LLP; William Skinner – Fenwick & West LLP; Albert Tawil – Fenwick & West LLP; Joanna Xu – Fenwick & West LLP;

Law Firms: Fenwick & West LLP;

Clients: Cafe Studios;

Author: Martina Bellini