Notable Representations, Key Contacts
Over the last several years, SPACs have gone mainstream with numerous private equity sponsors raising SPACs and selling portfolio companies to SPACs, as well as, companies combining with SPACs. Transactions involving SPACs present unique challenges (and opportunities), which require experienced counsel. Weil regularly advises:
- SPAC sponsors and underwriters in structuring and raising capital for SPACs
- SPAC sponsors in obtaining forward commitments for SPACs and PIPE investments in connection with acquisitions
- SPACs in acquiring target companies
- Private equity sponsors in selling portfolio companies to SPACs
- Companies combining with SPACs
Given our leading position in this market, we have significant experience with all of the SPAC market participants, including the leading investment bankers, SPAC sponsors, PIPE investors and lawyers advising SPACs.
Gores Guggenheim, Inc.
Advising The Gores Group
Sponsored by affiliates of Gores and Guggenheim Capital
Gores Metropoulos II, Inc.
Sponsored by Gores Metropoulos Sponsor LLC (an affiliate of The Gores Group and Dean Metropoulos)
Marquee Raine Acquisition Corp.
Sponsored by an affiliate of The Raine Group LLC and Marquee Sports Holdings LLC
Advent International and ATI Physical Therapy Holdings, LLC
$2.5B business combination
ATI Physical Therapy Holdings, LLC
Fortress Value Acquisition Corp.
$1.5B business combination
Secure Natural Resources and MP Materials
Meridiam Infrastructure Partners and Allego Holding BV
$3.14B business combination
Spartan Acquisition Corp. III
Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation
~$577M acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Hycroft Mining Corporation
Named “SPAC Legal Advisory Firm of the Year”
Mergermarket North America M&A Awards 2021
Named a “Leading” Firm for SPACs in the U.S.
Chambers Global 2022 and Chambers USA 2021
Awards and Recognition, Latest Thinking, Firm News & Announcements
Awards and Recognition
- Weil Named “SPAC Legal Advisory Firm of the Year” Award Brief — Mergermarket North America M&A Awards 2021
- Weil Named a “Leading” Firm for SPACs in the U.S. Award Brief — Chambers Global 2022
- Weil Named a “Leading” Firm for SPACs in the U.S. Award Brief — Chambers USA 2021
- SPACS Come to the U.K. Alert — By Murray Cox and David Avery-Gee — PDF — May 03, 2021
Firm News & Announcements
- Weil Advised Getty Images in its $4.8B Business Combination with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II Deal Brief — July 22, 2022
- Weil Advised Gores Guggenheim, Inc. in its $20B Business Combination with Polestar Performance AB Deal Brief — June 23, 2022
- Weil Advised MSP Recovery, LLC in its $32.6B Business Combination with Lionheart Acquisition Corp. II Deal Brief — May 18, 2022
- Weil Advised EO Charging in its Proposed $675M Business Combination with First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp. Deal Brief — March 17, 2022
- Weil Advised Allego Holding B.V. in its $3.14B Business Combination with Spartan Acquisition Corp. III Deal Brief — March 16, 2022
- Weil Advised Gores Metropoulos II, Inc. in its $1.925B Business Combination with Sonder Holdings Inc. Deal Brief — January 18, 2022