Squire Patton Boggs has advised the shareholders of Sudoku S.r.l., Italian leader in sudokus and logical puzzles, on the sale of the entire corporate capital of Sudoku S.r.l. to Keesing Italia S.r.l., the Italian subsidiary of Keesing Media Group B.V., a global leader in puzzle and ‘braintainment’ acquired in 2021 by UK private equity firm BC Partners.
A team in Milan led by Corporate partner Sara Belotti, and which included Francesco Ghiglione and Gianluca Valietti, advised the shareholders.
The acquisition further strengthens Keesing’s position in the important Italian market, given that Sudoku S.r.l. is market leader in the sudoku and logical puzzles segment. In total, the acquisition involves 36 titles, including the weekly Settimana Sudoku, which was created in 2005 and sells more than four million copies a year.
Luca Sprea, founder of Sudoku S.r.l. will remain involved in the business and will be in charge of Italian operations as CEO.