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Hannes Snellman Swedish Counsel to Savvy Gaming Group in Its Acquisition of ESL Gaming and FACEIT

14 February 2022

Hannes Snellman acted as Swedish counsel to Savvy Gaming Group, a newly launched gaming and esports group, in its simultaneous acquisition of ESL Gaming, from Modern Times Group MTG AB and its minority owners, and of FACEIT, from various sellers. ESL Gaming and FACEIT are two industry leading esport players and will form the ESL FACEIT Group. The enterprise value of the combined transaction was approximately SEK 15 billion.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Hannes Snellman’s advisory team included Ola Åhman, Mattias Friberg, Ammar Khan, Khaled Talayhan, Maja Uppgren, and Alexander Lindqvist (Public and Private M&A), Olof Östman (IP&Tech), Albert Danielsson and Amanda Alexandersson (Finance & Reconstruction), and Josephine Lindgren (Employment).

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