Freshfields and Gibson Dunn score roles on $5bn Sky Bet sale

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has scored the top role in CVC Capital Partners’ sale of Sky Betting and Gaming to online gaming operator Stars Group for nearly $5bn.

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