Evan A.Kanter

Partner

Miami + 1.305.714.9738

Evan Kanter advises private and public companies on domestic and cross-border M&A, capital raisings, joint ventures, and general corporate law and business matters. He has achieved successful results for a broad range of clients, including private equity funds, portfolio companies, start-up companies, and private investors.

Evan has significant experience counseling clients in the gaming, hospitality, and transportation sectors. Recent matters include the formation and launch of online gaming companies, hotel and casino joint venture projects, and a variety of M&A transactions. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2019, he represented The Stars Group in its transactions to obtain online betting and gaming market access. He also represented Hard Rock International in its acquisition of a hotel and casino in Atlantic City and investments in other projects.

Experience

  • Sensata Technologies acquires Spear Power SystemsJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Spear Power Systems, a leader in lithium-ion based energy storage solutions for mission-critical and demanding end user applications.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Global Parts GroupJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the acquisition of Global Parts Group, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $38 million.
  • Delaware North launches Gamewise joint venture partnership for sports betting and iGamingJones Day advised Delaware North in the formation of a joint venture with leading Belgian gaming and sports betting partner, GAMING1, for sports betting and iGaming.
  • Delaware North sells Jumer’s Casino & Hotel to Bally's for $120 millionJones Day advised Delaware North, a global hospitality and entertainment company with operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, lodging, gaming and specialty retail industries, in the sale of Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island, Illinois, to Bally's Corporation for $120 million in cash.
  • Hard Rock International launches Hard Rock joint venture Hard Rock DigitalJones Day advised Hard Rock International in the formation and launch of Hard Rock Digital, a joint venture with gaming industry veterans, which will be the exclusive Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming (SGA) vehicle for interactive gaming and sports betting, globally.
  • Hard Rock International acquires full intellectual property rights to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino® in Las Vegas in deal with Juniper CapitalJones Day advised Hard Rock International in its acquisition of all rights to the Hard Rock® brand and related trademarks in Las Vegas from private equity firm Juniper Capital.
  • The Stars Group combines with Flutter Entertainment in all share transaction to create world's largest online gaming company by revenueJones Day advised The Stars Group Inc. ("TSG"), listed on Nasdaq and TSX, on an all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment plc ("Flutter"), listed on LSE, implemented through an acquisition of TSG by Flutter pursuant to a Canadian plan of arrangement (the "Combination").
  • VSE Corporation divests Prime Turbines, LLC to PTB Holdings USA, LLCJones Day advised VSE Corporation, a leading provider of distribution and repair services for land, sea, and air transportation assets in the public and private sectors, in the sale of subsidiary Prime Turbines, LLC to PTB Holdings USA, LLC.
  • Hard Rock International sells right to acquire Turfway Park to Churchill Downs IncorporatedJones Day advised Hard Rock International in a transaction to acquire Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky, from Jack Ohio LLC, an affiliate of JACK Entertainment LLC, and then in the subsequent assignment of its purchase rights to Churchill Downs Incorporated.
  • Hard Rock International acquires JACK Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park for $745 millionJones Day advised Hard Rock International on the acquisition of JACK Cincinnati Casino, located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, together with VICI Properties, Inc., and Turfway Park, located in Florence, Kentucky, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $745 million in cash.
  • Engage PEO acquired by Lightyear CapitalJones Day advised Engage PEO, a professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., in its acquisition by Lightyear Capital.
  • Stars Group and FOX Sports launch FOX Bet, the first-of-its kind national media and sports wagering partnership in U.S.Jones Day advised The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) on its transaction with FOX Sports, a unit of Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA), to launch FOX Bet, the first-of-its kind national media and sports wagering partnership in the United States.