NEW YORK – Global law firm Reed Smith represented Flexpoint Ford on its $165 million growth equity investment into Create Music Group.
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Flexpoint Ford is a private equity investment firm that specializes in privately negotiated investments in the financial services and healthcare industries.

Create Music Group is a rapidly growing music and entertainment company that operates as a record label, distribution company, and entertainment network which generates over 25 billion music streams each month on digital service providers (DSPs).

The Reed Smith private equity team was led by partners Chris Sheaffer and Anatoliy Rozental in New York, with associate support from Nataly Laufer Sultan, Danielle Scalise and Katie Tear Kramer.

The Reed Smith music team was led by partners Steve Sessa and Josh Love in Century City, with associate support from Amy Dunitz and Lucile Bouhanna.

“One of the things that separates Reed Smith from other firms on music deals is our unique combination of corporate and music talent at the firm. Our entertainment team consists of a deep bench of true music lawyers who understand the assets with granularity and can spot issues and solve problems,” said Stephen Sessa, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Global Entertainment and Media Group. “Our music and corporate teams have worked together seamlessly for years advising clients on the biggest and most complex music deals whereas it is axiomatic that our clients, like Flexpoint, feel incredibly educated on the assets and the final result.”

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