Fried Frank acted as counsel to Bluestone Lane in a US$25 million Series E venture capital financing round led by RSE Ventures. The financing will support Bluestone Lane's US and international expansion. Bluestone Lane is a fast-growing super-premium coffee and healthy foods retailer and distributor headquartered in Santa Monica, California, with outlets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington, DC, California, and the Cayman Islands. The company was founded by former Australian rules football star Nick Stone.
RSE is a private investment firm, owned by Stephen M. Ross, that focuses on sports and entertainment, media and marketing, food and lifestyle, and technology companies.
The Fried Frank team was led by tax partner Christopher Roman and included intellectual property and technology partner Amir R. Ghavi, executive compensation & ERISA partner Amy L. Blackman, corporate associate Vanessa Tabler, and intellectual property and technology associate Marli Sussman.