Baker McKenzie acted as lead legal advisor to The Freeman Company and Encore Event Technologies on Freeman’s pending sale of Encore, a global provider of event technology, staging and production services to PSAV, a global leader in event experiences.

The deal combines PSAV and Encore, two companies with deep expertise and a shared commitment to be an invaluable global partner of the meeting industry. The transaction is expected to finalize later this year.

Encore is dedicated to helping create high-impact meetings and live events for the hospitality industry, as well as corporate production and staging clients around the world. Encore is an in-house partner to more than 460 of the world’s leading resorts, hotels and casinos.

Commenting on the deal, corporate partner Jonathan Newton said, “We are delighted to have worked with The Freeman Company on this transaction, I am very proud of our team and the value that we delivered to the client.”

The Baker McKenzie team served as lead counsel to The Freeman Company and Encore Event Technologies on all aspects of the transaction, including M&A/corporate, antitrust, tax and employment. The team was led by partners Jonathan Newton and Heath Trisdale, with support from antitrust partner Brian Burke, tax partner Kai Kramer and employment partner Maura Ann McBreen with along with partner Moe Worsley and associates Sarah Rosales, Teisha Johnson and Ross Staine.

Baker McKenzie is serving as legal counsel to Freeman and Encore and JP Morgan is serving as financial advisor.

Baker McKenzie is one of the leading firms for both domestic and cross-border transactions, providing strategic advice on deals involving the world’s leading financial institutions and multinational companies. From deal inception to business integration, we provide an end-to-end service that helps clients bridge the gap between aspiration and achievement. The Firm leads and closes three deals a day with expertise spanning banking and finance, capital markets, corporate finance, funds, M&A, private equity and projects. The combination of deep sector expertise, and our ability to work seamlessly across each of the countries where we operate, means we add unique value in shaping, negotiating and closing the deal.
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