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Freshfields advises eBay Inc on Its acquisition of Goldin Auctions, LLC and sale of the eBay Vault to Collectors Universe, Inc.

Freshfields is advising eBay on a three-part transaction involving Goldin Auctions, LLC (Goldin), which includes a share acquisition by eBay of Goldin from Collectors Holdings, Inc., an asset sale of the eBay Vault to Collectors Universe, Inc. and an ongoing commercial relationship between Collectors and eBay. 

Goldin is a New Jersey-based trading platform for trading cards, sports memorabilia, and other collectibles whose founder is featured in the Netflix show “King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch,” and the eBay Vault is a secured, physical storage facility for graded trading cards. The newly established partnership will combine complementary service offerings from each brand to remove friction from and power a sophisticated, integrated program to buy, sell, grade and store trading cards and collectible card games.

Learn more about this transaction here

The cross-practice Freshfields team was led by M&A and technology partners John Fisher and Zheng (Jonathan) Zhou and associates Devony SchmidtAthanasios TasopoulosConnor Barrett and Zachary Leonard and included partner Mena Kaplan, senior associate Marissa Yu and associate Christian Bond on intellectual property matters; partner Joe Soltis and associate Hannah Golden on tax matters; partner Brandon Gantus, senior associate Jeffrey Anand and associateKristen Stidham on executive compensation and benefits matters; partners Chris Lyon and Brock Dahl and associate Christine Chong on data privacy matters; partners Meghan RissmillerJamillia Ferris and Alex Potter, special counsels Meytal McCoy and Tom Morganand associates Jacob Bullock,Iris ZhouChinwe Chukwuogo, and Emily Abbott on antitrust matters; partner Stephanie Brown Cripps and associate Andrew Bulovsky on sanctions and compliance matters; partner Linda H. Martin and associate Adam Betts on commercial litigation matters; counsel Jeremiah Nelson on real estate matters and partner David G. Sewell, principal associate Daniel Klingenbrunn, and associate Nathanial Balk on financial regulatory matters. 

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