Emerald Holding’s Acquisition of MJBiz

Fried Frank acted as counsel to Emerald Holding in the deal.

Emerald Holding executed its acquisition of MJBiz, the leading event producer and content platform serving the wide range of companies operating in the large and rapidly growing cannabis industry.

Emerald paid $120 million as initial consideration upon closing of the transaction, with potential future payments contingent on the performance of MJBiz through 2022.

Emerald creates content to ensure that its customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills.

The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partner David L. Shaw (Picture) and included corporate partner Lee T. Barnum; antitrust and competition partner Nathaniel L. Asker; executive compensation & ERISA partner Jeffrey Ross; intellectual property and technology partner Jason L. Greenberg; litigation partner Peter L. Simmons; antitrust and competition special counsel Aleksandr B. Livshits; executive compensation & ERISA special counsel Joshua S. Gelfand; litigation special counsel Michael A. Kleinman; tax special counsel Ryan L. Conley; corporate associates Karina Maas, Andrew J. Malakoff, and Anjali Vohra; antitrust and competition associate Harrisson C. Kummer; intellectual property and technology associates Justin P. Charles and Kimberly Mihovics; litigation associate S. Cynthia Luo; and executive compensation & ERISA law clerk Eden Lichaw.

Involved fees earner: Nathaniel Asker – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Lee Barnum – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Justin Charles – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Ryan Conley – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Joshua Gelfand – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jason Greenberg – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Michael Kleinman – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Harrisson Kummer – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Aleksandr Livshits – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; S. Cynthia Luo – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Karina Maas – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Andrew Malakoff – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Kimberly Mihovics – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jeffrey Ross – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; David Shaw – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Peter Simmons – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Anjali Vohra – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: Emerald Holding;