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Weil Advised Gores Holdings V, Inc. in its $8.5B Business Combination with Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A.

Weil advised Gores Holdings V, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its $8.5 billion business combination with Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A., the metal packaging business of Ardagh Group S.A., a global supplier of infinitely-recyclable metal beverage and glass packaging for the world’s leading brands, to create an independent public company. The transaction closed on August 04, 2021.

The Weil team that advised Gores Holdings V was led by Private Equity partner Kyle Krpata and included Private Equity associate Joseph Shui. The team also included Mergers & Acquisitions partner James R. Griffin; Mergers & Acquisitions associate Michael Block; Banking & Finance partner Gabriel Gregson; Banking & Finance associate Jessie Chiang; Capital Markets partners Heather Emmel and Barbra Broudy; Capital Markets associate Ashley Butler (Admitted in New York Only); Tax partners Noah Beck and Chayim Neubort; Tax counsel Adam Arikat; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Joshua Ehrhart (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Structured Finance partner Jacky Kelly; Structured Finance associate Luke Stowe; Public Company Advisory Group partner Adé Heyliger; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy counsel Alexa Chu Clinton; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Robert Brown, Phillip Grudzina and Amanda DeMasi; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Environmental counsel Thomas Goslin; Regulatory Transactions partner Shawn Cooley; Regulatory Transactions associate Nathan Cunningham; Antitrust partner Vadim Brusser; Antitrust associate Dan Nobil; Employment Litigation partner Gary Friedman; Employment Litigation counsel Ivor Gwilliams and Thomas Weatherill; and Employment Litigation associates Mareike Pfeiffer and Lilianna Ranody.

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