Gunderson Dettmer Recognized in 2022 Mergers and Acquisitions Top Middle-Market Deals of the Year

April 25, 2022Firm News

Gunderson Dettmer was recognized as a winner in the 15th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Top Middle-Market Deals of the Year for its representation of Foresight Sports in its acquisition by Vista Outdoor and The Athletic in its acquisition by The New York Times, two out of the thirteen winning deals for the categories Media and Consumer Products and Outdoor Recreation. To determine winners, dealmakers are assessed with rigorous qualifications that pertain to leadership, overcoming challenges, innovation, buyer benefits, and sector advantages. The recognition honors transactions that set a gold standard for mergers and acquisitions.

The Foresight Sports acquisition by Vista Outdoor was led by corporate partner Jeff Higgins, tax partner Mark Foster, technology transactions partner Gina Marek, executive compensation partner Heather Aune and included partner Lily Kim and associates David Moore, Atul Jain, Michael Deitch, Riley Millender, Sienna White, and Raffi Isanians.

The acquisition of The Athletic by The New York Times was led by corporate partner Andy Bradley and M&A partner John Olson, and included corporate and M&A associates Mei Li, Jared Mayberry, Nicholas Agate, and John Paul Karas, Labor & Employment partner Natalie Pierce and associate Jeff Salomon, tax partner Jamie Narayan and associates Tina Xu and Sienna White, Laurel Fedder and Sofia Rattes providing benefits support, and Julie Mahoney, Emily Lieberman, Brittany Nicely, Scout Moran, and Keon Seif-Naraghi advising on intellectual property and commercial/ technology matters.

Foresight Sports
Vista Outdoor 
The Athletic 
The New York Times