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Latham & Watkins Advises on the Acquisition of GoldenChain

April 16, 2024
Firm advises on the acquisition of GoldenTree Asset Management’s digital asset arm by Republic Digital.

Republic, a leading investment firm, has announced the acquisition of GoldenChain, a wholly owned subsidiary of GoldenTree Asset Management, that manages the firm’s digital assets funds. Republic has partnered with Joe Naggar, a partner at GoldenTree with a focus on digital assets, in connection with the acquisition and who will transition from his role at GoldenTree into the next phase of his career to fully concentrate his efforts in the digital asset class as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Republic Digital.

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Joe Naggar and Republic Digital in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by New York partners Peter Labonski and Daniel Mun, and New York counsel Jennifer Wong, with associate Philip Turpin. Advice was also provided on investment funds matters by New York partner John Kelley and Washington, D.C. partner Jamie Lynn Walter, with associates Jason Xi and Ruchi Sharma; on tax matters by New York partner Eric Kamerman, with associate Lukas Kutilek; on fintech matters by New York partners Stephen Wink, Jenny Cieplak, and Yvette Valdez; and on compensation and benefits matters by Bay Area partner Ashley Wagner.