Sidley partners Stephen M. Fronk, Matthew C. Thompson, and Rusty G. Weiss have been named to Variety’s 2022 “Dealmakers Impact Report.” The annual report honors the top negotiators, including lawyers, financiers, executives, and entrepreneurs, who “know how to fight for their clients and generate growth against the odds.” All three Sidley lawyers have been featured in prior editions of the list.
Variety commended Sidley’s Entertainment, Sports and Media group for closing US$1 billion worth of music-related acquisitions, including Warner Music Group’s US$400 million purchase of record label 300 Entertainment. The publication also praised the group’s representation of Conan O’Brien in SiriusXM’s May nine-figure acquisition of his podcast business and of Dwayne Johnson in his Teremana Tequila launch.
Sidley has a long tradition of helping clients navigate the legal and business complexities of the entertainment, sports, and media industries. The group’s lawyers, strategically located in industry hubs, assist with significant M&A transactions, capital raises, complex joint ventures, financings, cutting-edge distribution deals, tax matters, high-profile litigations, restructurings, and regulatory matters.