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Weil Advised Goldman Sachs on $8 Billion Debt Financing for Great Plains Energy Incorporated

Weil advised Goldman Sachs as provider of $8 billion of committed debt financing for Great Plains Energy Incorporated, the holding company of two regulated providers of electricity in the Midwestern United States, to finance its approximately $15 billion cash and stock acquisition of Westar Energy Inc., at the time the largest electric utility in Kansas. 

The Weil team that advised Goldman Sachs was led by Banking & Finance partner Morgan Bale and included Banking & Finance partner Heather Viets. The team also included Capital Markets partner Faiza Rahman; M&A partner Raymond Gietz; Tax partner William Horton; Environmental counsel Thomas Goslin (Washington, D.C.); Litigation counsel Adam Safwat (Washington, D.C.); Banking & Finance associate Alison Carrizales; Capital Markets associate Ashley Butler; M&A associate Owen Denby (London); Litigation associates Timothy Welch (Washington, D.C.), Carl Duffield (Washington, D.C.), Dana Watts (Washington, D.C.) and Larsa Ramsini.