Evan A.Kanter

Partner

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Evan Kanter's practice focuses on M&A, capital raisings, joint ventures, and general corporate law and business matters. He has achieved successful results for clients while working under tight deadlines and represents a broad range of clients at all stages of development including private equity funds, portfolio companies, start-up companies, and private investors. Evan's industry experience also includes numerous transactions in the gaming, hospitality, and technology sectors.

Before joining Jones Day in 2019, Evan represented The Stars Group in its transaction with Eldorado Resorts for online betting and gaming market access, its acquisition and disposition of Cadillac Jack, a leading supplier of products and technology for the global gaming market, and a variety of other transactions. He also represented Hard Rock International in its acquisition of the hotel/casino in Atlantic City formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal, its investment in the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and its acquisition of casino and hotel/casino rights in the western United States and in several key international markets from BREF HR. Evan's practice has led him to represent a broad range of clients at all stages of development including public companies, private equity funds and portfolio companies, start-up companies, and private investors.

Experience

  • The Stars Group to combine with Flutter Entertainment in all share transaction to create world's largest online gaming company by revenueJones Day is advising The Stars Group Inc. ("TSG"), listed on Nasdaq and TSX, on an all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment plc ("Flutter"), listed on LSE, to be implemented through an acquisition of TSG by Flutter pursuant to a Canadian plan of arrangement (the "Combination").
  • 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.
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