April 30, 2021
Weil is advising Gores Metropoulos II, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group, LLC and Dean Metropoulos, in its $2.2 billion business combination with Sonder Holdings Inc., a leading next-generation hospitality company that is redefining the guest experience. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to stockholder approvals and other customary closing conditions.
The Weil team advising Gores Metropoulos II, Inc. is led by Private Equity partner Kyle Krpata and includes Private Equity associates Grace Ly, Travis Michaud and Hilary Wilkerson. The team also includes Mergers & Acquisitions partner James R. Griffin; Mergers & Acquisitions associates Austin Freeman, Michael Block and Christopher Perkins; Capital Markets partner Heather Emmel; Tax partner Chayim Neubort; Tax associate Carlos Parra; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Akansha Mishra and Joshua Ehrhart (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Banking & Finance partner Gabriel Gregson; Banking & Finance associates Matt Berde and Ajinkya Joshi; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy counsel Olivia Greer and Alexa Chu Clinton; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Meggin Bednarczyk and Justin Yun (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Environmental counsel Matthew Morton; Regulatory Transactions partner Shawn Cooley; Regulatory Transactions associate Nathan Cunningham; Antitrust partner Vadim Brusser; 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.