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Weil Advises Gores Holdings VIII, Inc. in its Pending $1.6B Business Combination with Footprint International Holdco, Inc.

Weil is advising Gores Holdings VIII, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC, in its pending approximately $1.6 billion business combination with Footprint International Holdco, Inc., a global materials science technology company focused on sustainable solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2022, subject to stockholder approvals and other customary closing conditions. Upon closing, the combined company will be a publicly listed company named Footprint International, Inc.

The Weil team advising Gores Holdings VIII, Inc. is led by Private Equity partner Kyle Krpata and includes Private Equity counsel Nicholas Doloresco (elected partner effective January 1, 2022) and Private Equity associates Kevin Thomas, Tiffany Bui, Joseph Shui and Lora Dyakova (Not Yet Admitted in California). The team also includes Mergers & Acquisitions partner James R. Griffin; Mergers & Acquisitions associates Benjamin Rowe and Yoon Hoo Lee (Not Yet Admitted in Texas); Capital Markets partner Heather Emmel; Capital Markets associate Erica Yoon; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Executive Compensation & Benefits counsel Steven Margolis; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Robin Caskey and Joshua Ehrhart (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy counsel Alexa Chu Clinton; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Robert Brown, Audrey Nicolson and Rebecca Zhang; Banking & Finance partner Gabriel Gregson; Banking & Finance associate Caitlin Griffin; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Environmental counsel Matthew Morton; Regulatory Transactions partner Shawn Cooley; Regulatory Transactions counsel John O'Loughlin and Timothy Welch; Regulatory Transactions associate Nathan Cunningham; Employment Litigation partner Gary Friedman; and Employment Litigation associate Nicole Jibrine.

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