December 02, 2020
Weil advised 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 closed on December 02, 2020.
The Weil team that advised Gores was led by Private Equity partner Kyle Krpata and included Private Equity associates Travis Michaud and Man Chi Wong. The team also included Mergers & Acquisitions partner Jim Griffin and Mergers & Acquisitions associate Claudia Lai; 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; Capital Markets counsel Barbra Broudy; Regulatory Transactions counsel John O’Loughlin; Antitrust counsel Vadim Brusser; Regulatory counsel Timothy Welch; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Manleen Singh (Admitted in Illinois Only); and Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Olivia Greer and Alexa Chu Clinton.