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Weil Advises Getty Images in its Acquisition of Motorsport

Weil advised Getty Images, a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, in its acquisition and related share issuance, of Motorsport Images, a specialist motorsport archive of over 29 million images and more than 8,900 hours of premium video footage of motoring and motorsport history.  Motorsport Images is the home of the “LAT Images” brand, as well as the Sutton, Schlegelmilch, Colombo and Dukes Video archives, which features key events including the first French Grand Prix, the first Le Mans 24-hour race in 1923, as well as images from every Formula 1 Grand Prix since its inaugural race in 1950.

The Weil team was led by Private Equity partner Mei Dan and included U.S. Private Equity Co-Head Kyle Krpata and associates Mindy RootAustin Peng and Matthew Bernstein.  The team also included London Private Equity partner James Harvey and associate Lungelo Magubane; Capital Markets partner Heather Emmel and associates Sakshi Sharma and Tina Tang; Tax partner Jason Vollbracht and associate Nathan Bunch; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin and associate Nate Gross; Technology & IP Transactions partners Dennis Adams and Olivia Greer and associate Tamsin Kantor; London Technology & IP Transactions partner Barry Fishley and associate Chloe Kite; and London Employment counsel Mark Taylor.