DLA Piper assisted Believe in a landmark agreement to acquire a 25% stake in Global Records

DLA Piper’s Bucharest office team assisted Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, in forming a strategic partnership with Global Records, Central and Eastern Europe’s top independent dance music company. As part of this landmark agreement, Believe will acquire a 25% stake in Global Records, pending customary regulatory approvals.

DLA Piper’s Bucharest office team, led by country managing partner Marian Dinu, with the close support of counsel Bogdan Buta, provided comprehensive legal assistance throughout the acquisition. This included intellectual property support from counsel Răzvan Pele and managing associate Corina Badiceanu. Additionally, partner Alina Lăcătuș, counsel Răzvan Pele, and managing associate Cristi Porojanu are leading the team in navigating the customary regulatory formalities.

“Our team leveraged extensive legal expertise in mergers & acquisitions, combined with a strong business understanding of the music industry, to deliver exceptional results. Each team member’s contribution was crucial in achieving this milestone, and their collaborative spirit truly exemplifies the best of our firm’s capabilities”, said Marian Dinu.

Bogdan Buta added “We are proud to assist Believe as they join forces with Global Records to create a global leader in dance music, further accelerating growth and innovation in the industry. Congratulations to Believe M&A team: Steve Sala, Kevin Papelard and Anne Guillabert for their exceptional work and dedication in this project.”

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