Lyuba Goltser

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Lyuba Goltser

Lyuba Goltser is a partner in Weil’s Public Company Advisory Group and is based in New York. Ms. Goltser counsels public and private companies, foreign private issuers, boards of directors, audit committees, special committees, executives and private equity sponsors on a full range of corporate governance and compliance issues, including in M&A and capital markets transactions. She advises public companies on matters relating to restatements and internal control issues and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation. She also regularly advises on SEC regulations and compliance issues faced by newly-listed public companies and companies preparing to go public. Ms. Goltser was recognized as a 2015 Capital Markets “Rising Star” by Law360 and is recommended in Corporate Governance by Legal 500 US.

Ms. Goltser advised on the corporate governance and securities regulation issues in connection with the following recent transactions:
  • Nortek, Inc. in its $2.8 billion merger with Melrose Industries PLC
  • FXCM, Inc. in connection with movement in Swiss Franc, financing transaction with Leucadia National Corporation and adoption of rights plan
  • Engility Holdings, Inc. in its $1.3 billion stock-for-stock merger with TASC, Inc.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. in its $3.025 billion acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, Inc.
  • DIRECTV in the $67 billion transaction with AT&T
  • MGM Resorts International in its formation of MGM Growth Properties LLC (MGP) and on the corporate aspects of MGP’s $1.05 billion initial public offering
  • The Kroger Company in its $280 million acquisition of Vitacost.com, Inc.
  • Board of Directors of Herbalife in defense of a position taken by Pershing Square and in connection with a financial restatement
  • Health Management Associates in its $7.6 billion sale to Community Health Systems, defense of a position taken by Glenview Capital Management and a financial restatement
  • Fidelity National Financial in its $2.9 billion acquisition of Lender Processing Services, and in the distribution of two tracking stocks
  • Nortek in its acquisitions of 2GIG Technologies and the HVAC business of Thomas & Betts Corporation
  • Leucadia in its merger with Jefferies Group
Ms. Goltser has played a key role advising on the following recent IPOs:
  • Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a Connolly iHealth Technologies and a portfolio company of Advent International Corporation) in its $246 million initial public offering
  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc. (a CCMP Capital Advisors portfolio company) in its $164 million initial public offering
  • Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (an indirect partially owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc.) in its $507 million initial public offering
  • Metaldyne Performance Group (an American Securities portfolio company) in its $170 million initial public offering
  • Dave & Buster’s (an Oak Hill portfolio company) in its $100 million initial public offering
  • Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (a Lee Equity portfolio company) in its $64 million initial public offering
  • Vantiv, Inc. (a joint venture of Advent International and Fifth Third Bank) in its $575 million initial public offering
  • AMC Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of China-based Dalian Wanda Group Co.) in its $379 million initial public offering
  • Generac Holdings (a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors) in its $270 million initial public offering

Ms. Goltser also provides day-to-day counseling to numerous Fortune 500 companies, their executive officers and directors.  She regularly advises on board-related issues, including director independence, board and committee structure, securities law compliance, board leadership structures, proxy disclosure, shareholder proposals, shareholder relationships and the impact of proxy advisory firms.

Ms. Goltser is also active in the Firm’s representation of numerous pro bono clients, including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation, and was recognized by Legal Services NYC as one of the “Top 25 Pro Bono Advocates of 2015.” She is also active in the Firm’s diversity efforts and the Firm’s Women@Weil affinity group. She is a member of the Firm’s Not-for-Profit practice and has been a panelist at the Firm’s annual Symposium on Not-For-Profit Governance.

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