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Weil Advises Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. in its $3.3B Merger with American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc.

Weil is advising Metaldyne Performance Group Inc., a provider of highly-engineered lightweight components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets, in its merger with American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. valued at approximately $3.3 billion (including assumption of debt). The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2017 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

The Weil team advising Metaldyne Performance Group is led by co-head of Private Equity and M&A Michael Lubowitz and includes Banking & Finance partner Allison Liff; Capital Markets practice head Alexander Lynch and partner Faiza Rahman; Public Company Advisory Group partners Howard Dicker and Lyuba Goltser and partner elect Adé Heyliger; Technology & IP Transactions partner Jeffrey Osterman; Tax partner Mark Schwed; Executive Compensation & Benefits head Paul Wessel; Real Estate partner Samuel Zylberberg; Environmental head Annemargaret Connolly; International Arbitration & Trade partner Ted Posner; Securities Litigation co-head John Neuwirth; White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations partner Steven Tyrrell; Environmental Corporate counsel John O’Loughlin; Environmental counsel Thomas Goslin; Antitrust counsel Vadim Brusser; White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations counsel Adam Safwat; Employment Litigation counsel Lawrence Baer; Corporate associates Renee Pristas, Maryam Naghavi, Michelle Sargent, Sean Fitzpatrick and Vernell Moreland (not yet admitted in New York); Banking & Finance associates Erin Cartledge, Rhiley Keegan and Banks Bruce; Capital Markets associates Meera Sitaram and Jonathan Goltser; Technology & IP Transactions associates Cheri Bessellieu, Caroline Geiger, Jennifer Yoon and Daniel Cohl; Tax associates Mark Dundon and Soo Jin Kim (not yet admitted in New York); Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Franny Glick and Amanda Rosenblum; Real Estate associates Robert Shmalo and Joshua Rudin; Antitrust associate Jonathan Cheng; International Arbitration & Trade associate Dana Watts; Securities Litigation associate Evert Christensen; Employment Litigation associate Kiira Johal; and Regulatory Litigation associate Vanshika Vij.