Candle Media’s Acquisition of ATTN:

Sidley represented ATTN: on the deal.

ATTN: announced its acquisition by Candle Media, the next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle will help provide scale, capital, and expertise to accelerate ATTN:’s growth as they continue to create original content for Gen Z and Millennials across social media, network television, and streaming services, in addition to growing their publishing, brand studio, creative strategy, and agency services, including a first-of-its-kind TikTok Studio that supports brands and influencers looking to engage new audiences on the platform.

The Sidley team was led by Ian Helmuth (M&A, Picture) and Anna Remis (Technology and Life Sciences Transactions), and included Thomas Guzman, Emily Olivera, and Elizabeth Buescher (M&A); John Levi and Jason Marsico (Labor, Employment and Immigration); Suresh Advani, Katharine Funkhouser, and Wondha Cadet (Tax); Matthew Johnson and Alexandra Peterson (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation); Paul Kariyawasam and Ida Ebeid (Technology and Life Sciences Transactions); and Karen Kazmerzak and Edward Sharon (Antitrust/Competition).

Involved fees earner: Suresh Advani – Sidley Austin LLP; Wondha Cadet – Sidley Austin LLP; Ida Ebeid – Sidley Austin LLP; Katharine Funkhouser – Sidley Austin LLP; Thomas Guzman – Sidley Austin LLP; Ian Helmuth – Sidley Austin LLP; Matthew Johnson – Sidley Austin LLP; Paul Kariyawasam – Sidley Austin LLP; Karen Kazmerzak – Sidley Austin LLP; John Levi – Sidley Austin LLP; Jason Marsico – Sidley Austin LLP; Emily Olivera – Sidley Austin LLP; Alexandra Peterson – Sidley Austin LLP; Anna Remis – Sidley Austin LLP; Edward Sharon – Sidley Austin LLP;

Law Firms: Sidley Austin LLP;

Clients: ATTN: ;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini