Fenwick & West wins big on sweet tech deals

Time to fess up. According to King Digital Entertainment, 69 per cent of UK users of its Candy Crush Saga game play during their daily commute.

If you’re among the one billion daily players with an addiction to the orange lozenge, the yellow lemon drop and the blue lollipop head, here’s some news worth slowly backing away from your iPad for.

DLA Piper, Fenwick & West and William Fry have advised King.com on filing the paperwork for its $500m IPO on the NYSE.

If realigning icons of sugary sweets isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps it’s Facebook or WhatsApp which also seem to have caught the big tech deals bug. Last week, Fenwick also scored a role advising WhatsApp on its $19bn acquisition by the social media giant.

Weil Gotshal & Manges took the lead role for Facebook on the transaction, which will allow it to tap into WhatsApp’s 450 million monthly users.

As market chatter gets louder surrounding a huge raft of potential tech IPOs in 2014 (it looks as if Dropbox, Airbnb, Pinterest and maybe even Snapchat are on the cards), there’s just as much speculation as to which law firms will reap the rewards.

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