International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Cemano Communication GmbH on its sale to CAA Sports GmbH. The acquisition of the Munich-based sports and entertainment brand consultancy further expands CAA Sports’ global marketing capabilities.

Founded in 2007 by Marc Socher and Dominicus Doriat, Cemano Communication specialises in brand engagement strategies and activation, event management, digital and social media as well as branded entertainment.

CAA Sports Consulting advises, manages, and activates on more than $2.5 billion in sponsorship rights deals on behalf of 30 leading global brands. The company provides full-service solutions worldwide in strategy consulting, experiential marketing, and digital and social media, as well as hospitality and market research. CAA Sports is a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

The Osborne Clarke team that advised on the sale was led by Partner Dr Martin Sundermann who was assisted by Dr Mark Friedrich and Stephanie Zajicek (all Corporate), Dr Tim Reinhard and Konstantin Sitte (both IP law).

Osborne Clarke has been listed in sixth position in Thompson Reuters’ 2016 half-year rankings of Midcap M&A rankings in Germany. The teams recently advised ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE on its merger of Aeria Games with Gamigo and smartclip on the sale to RTL.

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