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 Max Ronci, Cristina Passoni, Travis Michaud and Man Chi Wong. The team also included Mergers & Acquisitions partner Jim Griffin and Mergers & Acquisitions 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; Regulatory Transactions 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, Eliza Cotter and Seowoo Kim; Employment Litigation associate Thomas McCarthy; and Patent Litigation associate Amanda Branch.