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KO Helps Tilting Point Expand into Kids Entertainment with Acquisition of Budge Studios Image

KO Helps Tilting Point Expand into Kids Entertainment with Acquisition of Budge Studios

Budge Studio’s app portfolio includes titles featuring leading brands like Barbie, Paw Patrol, Transformers, Hot Wheels and more Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play games publisher and KO client, has acquired Budge Studios. The KO team, led by partner Jon Taylor, represented Tilting Point in the acquisition. Budge Studios is one…

EV Fleet Charging Provider AMPLY Power Acquired by bp Image

EV Fleet Charging Provider AMPLY Power Acquired by bp

KO Client AMPLY Power, an EV charging and energy management provider, has been acquired by America’s largest energy investor bp. The KO team, led by partners Charles Ciaccio and Dan Fredrickson, represented AMPLY Power. This acquisition marks bp’s first major step into electrification in the U.S. AMPLY Power is working…

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KO Client Tilting Point Raises $235M

Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play games publisher and KO client, recently raised $235 million in an equity financing led by General Atlantic. This funding will support the company’s progressive game publishing model, mergers and acquisitions and international growth. KO partners Jon Taylor and Charles Ciaccio along with attorneys Melissa Mellen,…

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Updated SBA Guidance on First and Second-Draw PPP Loans

On Monday, January 11, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal. Below is a summary of First and Second-Draw PPP loan eligibility requirements. On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, became law. Title III…

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Additional SBA Guidance Released for PPP Loans

Below we’ve summarized potential implications of the latest SBA updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loans. “Safe Harbor” for Returning PPP Loan Funds Extended to May 18 The application for a PPP Loan required the applicant to certify that “current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support…

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Resources

While it’s critical to stay informed during this challenging time, businesses and employees alike are being inundated with information and resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including the host of new laws that have been passed. We’ve provided this resource page to help you quickly access the most timely updates. To…

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New SBA Guidance on PPP Necessity Certification and Forgiveness

Below we’ve summarized recently released information related to the Paycheck Protection Program Loan (“PPP Loan”) program. New Guidance With Regard to the Certification of “Necessity” of PPP Loan. The application for a PPP Loan required the applicant to certify that “current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support…

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New Information on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans

Below we’ve summarized recently released information related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans. $20 million Cap on PPP Loan Funds Available to “Corporate Groups” Businesses that are part of a “single corporate group” may receive only up to $20 million of PPP Loan funds in the aggregate. This limitation…