August 25, 2020
Weil is advising Gores Metropoulos, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group, LLC and Metropoulos & Co., in its $3.4 billion merger with Luminar Technologies, Inc., a producer of advanced lidar sensor technologies that bounce lasers off objects to guide vehicles for the autonomous vehicle industry. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020 and is subject to regulatory and stockholder approvals, and other customary closing conditions.
The Weil team advising Gores is led by Private Equity partner Kyle Krpata and includes Private Equity associates Max Ronci, Cristina Passoni, Travis Michaud and Man Chi Wong. The team also includes Mergers & Acquisitions partner Jim Griffin and M&A associates Claudia Lai and Wei Xu; Tax partners Noah Beck and Chayim Neubort; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Banking & Finance partner Gabriel Gregson; Capital Markets partner Heather Emmel; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Employment Litigation partner Gary Friedman; Patent Litigation partner Anne Cappella; Executive Compensation & Benefits counsel Craig Olshan; Capital Markets counsel Barbra Broudy; Environmental counsel John O’Loughlin; Antitrust counsel Vadim Brusser; Regulatory counsel Timothy Welch; Tax associate Anais Ning; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Manleen Singh (Admitted in Illinois Only); Banking & Finance associate Alicia Shen; Capital Markets associate Natasha Patel; Technology & IP Transactions associates Olivia Greer, Alexa Chu Clinton (Admitted in California Only), Eliza Cotter and Seowoo Kim; Employment Litigation associate Thomas McCarthy; and Patent Litigation associate Amanda Branch.