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D1 Capital to Acquire Collectors Universe in $700 Million Group Investment

Paul, Weiss is advising D1 Capital Partners L.P. in its group acquisition of Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of collectibles. Under the terms of the transaction, an investor group led by entrepreneur and sports card collector Nat Turner, D1 Capital and Cohen Private Ventures, LLC will acquire all of the company’s outstanding shares of common stock for $75.25 per share in cash, representing a transaction value of approximately $700 million. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.

The Paul, Weiss team includes corporate partners Ted Ackerman and Raphael Russo and counsel Nathan Sawyer and Jason Tyler; intellectual property partner Charles Googe; tax partner David Mayo; litigation partner Mark Mendelsohn and counsel Steven Herzog and Peter Jaffe; executive compensation partner Andrew Gaines and counsel Lisa Krausz Eisenberg; real estate partner Peter Fisch; environmental counsel William O'Brien; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

November 30, 2020

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