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Fenwick & West Represents Next New Networks in Acquisition by YouTube

March 09, 2011

Fenwick & West LLP represented Next New Networks, a provider of original entertainment programming for the Internet, in its recently announced acquisition by Google Inc.’s online video site YouTube. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

More information about the transaction can be obtained from the Next New Networks website.

The Fenwick & West transaction team included corporate attorneys Mark Stevens, Sam Angus, Rita Tan, Aaron Hou and Nicole Harper; executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys Blake Martell and Gerald Audant; technology transactions attorneys Chris Joslyn, Diana Lock and Ranjit Narayanan; and tax attorneys Ron Schrotenboer and Larissa Neumann.

Based in New York, NY and backed by former television executives from Nickelodeon and MTV, Next New Networks redefined entertainment by championing the next generation of show creators, helping build their audiences, capabilities, and paths to revenue. In 2010, they had the two most-viewed videos and generated more than 2 billion views since the company launched four years ago.

About Fenwick & West

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