Daily News: January 6, 2014

Debevoise Advises Tribune Company in Gracenote Acquisition

Debevoise & Plimpton is advising Tribune Company in its agreement with Sony Corporation of America to purchase Gracenote, a provider of music technology and metadata.

Tribune Company will combine Gracenote with Tribune Media Services (TMS), a provider of television and movie metadata, creating one of the largest entertainment metadata companies in the world.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, upon receipt of regulatory approvals.

The Debevoise team is led by partner Jonathan E. Levitsky and includes partners Peter A. Furci and Lawrence A. Cagney, counsel Brandon C. Gruner, and associates Jessica Kasman, Scott A. Bell, Karli P. Robyn, Steven Keslowitz, Sasha Linney and Meir D. Katz.