Fenwick represented AppLovin Corporation, a mobile games company that fuels many of the world's most popular mobile games through its game studios and marketing technology, in its acquisition of Machine Zone, the developer of top-grossing mobile games including Game of War: Fire Age, Mobile Strike and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire.
AppLovin will combine talent, games and technologies with Machine Zone to bring new immersive mobile games to the market while continuing to help game developers successfully market and monetize their games. More information about the investment can be obtained through AppLovin’s announcement.
Fenwick has served as outside counsel to AppLovin for several years, led by corporate partner Michael Esquivel. The Fenwick transaction team for AppLovin’s recent investment included corporate partners Kris Withrow and David Michaels, associates Jeff Zhang, Jordan Roberts, Chris Gorman, Stephanie Cheng, Elliot Ginsburg, Ben Toussant and Jamal Johnson; executive compensation and employee benefits partners Shawn Lampron and Marshall Mort, associates Corinne Nhaissi and Jonathan Stephenson, and law clerk Monica Zwolinski; employment practices counsel Anna Suh; intellectual property and technology transactions partner Ralph Pais and associates Joseph Schenck, Lise Berichel, John Kind, Jason Malashevich and Troy Sanders; antitrust & trade regulation partner Mark Ostrau; privacy & cybersecurity director Brent Hoard and associate Joseph Newman; and tax partner William Skinner and associate Michael Knobler.