January 18, 2022
Weil advised Gores Metropoulos II, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group, LLC and Dean Metropoulos, in its $1.925 billion business combination with Sonder Holdings Inc., a leading next-generation hospitality company that is redefining the guest experience. The transaction closed on January 18, 2022.
The Weil team that advised Gores Metropoulos II, Inc. was led by Private Equity partner Kyle Krpata and included Private Equity associates Grace Ly, Travis Michaud and Hilary Wilkerson. The team also included Mergers & Acquisitions partner James R. Griffin; Mergers & Acquisitions associates Austin Freeman and Michael Block; Capital Markets partner Heather Emmel; Tax partner Chayim Neubort; Tax associate Carlos Parra; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Akansha Mishra; Banking & Finance partner Gabriel Gregson; Banking & Finance associate Ajinkya Joshi; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy counsel Olivia Greer; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Meggin Bednarczyk and Justin Yun; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Environmental counsel Matthew Morton; Regulatory Transactions partner Shawn Cooley; Regulatory Transactions counsel Nathan Cunningham; Antitrust associate Dan Nobil; Complex Commercial Litigation partner David Singh; Complex Commercial Litigation associate Morgan Donoian MacBride; Employment Litigation partner Gary Friedman; and Employment Litigation counsel Celine Chan.