Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media Complete $1.58 Billion Sale of Majority Ownership Interest in BAMTech to The Walt Disney Company

September 25, 2017

S&C represents Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) in connection with the sale of a majority ownership interest in MLBAM’s subsidiary, BAMTech, LLC, to The Walt Disney Company for $1.58 billion.

The S&C team on the transaction was led by Ivan Deutsch, along with Pavan Surapaneni, Carlo Zenkner and Kristin Rulison. David Spitzer, Isaac Wheeler and Max O’Neill advised on tax matters; Jeannette Braun and Joshua Green advised on executive compensation and benefits matters; Mehdi Ansari advised on intellectual property matters; and Juan Rodriguez, Eric Queen and Frederic Robles advised on antitrust and regulatory matters.