DLA Piper represented ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation in its acquisition of Lomotif Private Limited, a Singapore-based top video-sharing social networking platform.
The closing of ZASH’s acquisition of Lomotif is scheduled to occur concurrently with the closing of ZASH’s merger and business combination with Vinco Ventures, Inc. Upon completion of the merger between ZASH and Vinco, ZASH will become a public company and controlling shareholder of Vinco, making Lomotif one of the top global, pure play video-sharing social networking platforms to be owned by a US publicly traded company, competing with TikTok and Kuaishou in the space.
“We brought together our extensive experience handling media and entertainment M&A transactions and our creative, business-oriented approach to effectively complete this acquisition for ZASH, which will enable our client to expand its impressive content and distribution plans in the US market and around the world,” said Tom Ara, co-chair of DLA Piper’s Entertainment Transactions and Entertainment Finance practices and the partner who led the firm’s deal team that is also representing ZASH in its merger with Vinco.
In addition to Ara, the DLA Piper team representing ZASH included partner Patrick Anding (both of Los Angeles).
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