Ashurst advising on Aristocrat Leisure £2.1bn recommended cash acquisition of Playtech plc

Global law firm Ashurst is advising Goldman Sachs International in relation to the £2.1 billion recommended cash acquisition of Playtech plc by Aristocrat Leisure Limited. Goldman Sachs is acting as financial adviser to Aristocrat Leisure.

Playtech is a leading technology provider that develops platforms and content for the global gambling industry. It is considered one of the world’s largest online gambling software suppliers, offering innovative, value-added solutions to the industry’s leading operators.

Aristocrat is a leading global gaming content and technology company and top-tier mobile games publisher, with more than 6,500 employees located in over 20 locations around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, casino management systems and free-to-play mobile games. Aristocrat’s regulated gaming products are approved for use in more than 300 licensed jurisdictions and are available in more than 80 countries.

The Ashurst team is being led by partners Tom Mercer, Tim Rennie and Harry Thimont. Partner James Coiley is advising on hedging and FX-related matters. They are being assisted by senior associates Aimee Carroll-Hewitt and Kirsty MacKay and associate Annie Ball.

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