March 13, 2017
Weil advised Pace Holdings Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of TPG, in its business combination with Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., a leading owner, operator, and developer of premier all-inclusive resorts. The combined company retained the Playa name and is a publicly listed company with an initial enterprise value of approximately $1.75 billion. The transition closed March 13, 2017.
The Weil team that advised Pace Holdings Corp. was led by Private Equity/Mergers & Acquisitions partner Kyle Krpata and Private Equity partner Christopher Machera and included Private Equity partner Douglas Warner; Mergers & Acquisitions partner James Griffin; Banking & Finance partner Allison Liff; Public Company Advisory Group partners P.J. Himelfarb and Adé Heyliger; Technology & IP Transactions partner Jeffrey Osterman; Tax partners William Horton and Mark Schwed; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Michael Nissan; Real Estate partner David Herman; International Arbitration & Trade partner Ted Posner; Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management partner Randi Singer; Regulatory counsel John O’Loughlin; Corporate associates Natalie Smeltzer Fortenberry, Sandra Rutova, Damian Petrovic, Jacqui Bogucki, Andrea Scheder, Constantinos Pappas and Max Ronci; Capital Markets associates Russell Wininger, Melanie Walker and Evan Mendelsohn; Banking & Finance associate Paul Overmyer; Public Company Advisory Group associate Alicia Alterbaum; Technology & IP Transactions associates Emilie Williams, Lauren Springer and Eric Sternlieb; Tax associates Ryan Roberts and Soo Jin Kim; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Amanda Rosenblum; Real Estate associate Jannelle Seales; and Regulatory associates Cecile Casali and Dana Watts.