Catherine Minji Kim

Biography

Catherine Kim
Catherine Kim is an associate in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is based in New York. Catherine participates in the representation of clients in the licensing, acquisition, divestiture, development and commercial exploitation of intellectual property.

Catherine has been part of the teams advising on the technology and the intellectual property aspects, as well as on the data privacy and cybersecurity aspects of the following matters:

  • TPG Growth in its acquisition of a majority stake in Morrow Sodali.
  • Goldman Sachs in its pending acquisition of NextCapital Group, Inc.
  • Avista Public Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by Avista Acquisition LP II (an affiliate of Avista Capital Holdings), in its pending $850 million business combination with OmniAb, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs in its sale of Restaurant Technologies.
  • Payrix (a portfolio company of PSG and Blue Star Innovation Partners) in it sale to FIS (f/k/a Fidelity National Information Services).
  • CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of Radwell International.
  • Providence Equity Partners and its portfolio company Grupo TorreSur in its $315 million sale of São Paulo Cinco Locação de Torres Ltda.
  • Genstar Capital and Marcone Appliance Parts Center, Inc. in the acquisition of Munch's Supply.
  • Skillsoft Corporation in its $525 million acquisition of Codecademy.
  • Sanofi in its up to $1.225 billion acquisition of Amunix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • NEOGEN Corporation in its pending $5.3 billion combination with the Food Safety business of 3M, in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction that implied an enterprise value of the combined company of $9.3 billion.
  • MGM Resorts International in its pending $1.075 billion sale of the operations of The Mirage Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip to Hard Rock International.
  • Vonage Holdings Corp. in its pending $6.2 billion sale to Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson.
  • American Securities in its acquisition of FullBloom Education.
  • Berkshire Partners in its sale of a minority stake in Parts Town LLC, with Berkshire retaining a majority stake.
  • Providence Equity Partners and its portfolio company TCP Software in its acquisition of Aladtec, Inc.
  • Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Tenstreet, LLC.
  • Providence Equity in its acquisition of a minority stake in Seesaw Learning, Inc.
  • Blackstone in its acquisition of Sustana Group.
  • Gores Guggenheim, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group and Guggenheim Capital, in its pending $20 billion business combination with Polestar Performance AB.
  • MGM Resorts International in its pending $1.625 billion acquisition of the operations of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
  • TPG in its acquisition of Keter Environmental Services Inc.
  • TCV, as lead investor, in a $200 million investment in Aviatrix Systems, Inc.
  • CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of a significant minority stake in CFGI, in a transaction that valued CFGI at $1.9 billion.
  • Inhabit IQ (a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs, Insight Partners, GSV and PSG), in its acquisition of ResMan, LLC.
  • GovSpend and GovQuote (a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners and Endicott Growth Equity Partners) in its acquisition of Fedmine, LLC.
  • Blackstone in its acquisition of DECA Dental Holdings LLC.
  • MGM Resorts International in its $17.2 billion sale of MGM Growth Properties LLC to VICI Properties Inc.
  • Susquehanna Growth Equity and Real Capital Analytics, Inc. in Real Capital’s $950 million sale to MSCI Inc.
  • TPG Pace Solutions Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group, in its $4.5 billion business combination with Vacasa LLC.
  • American Securities in its $1.575 billion sale of Henry Company.
  • ABD Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. in its $1.35 billion merger with Newfront Insurance, Inc.
  • GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, in its $2.6 billion business combination with Mirion Technologies, Inc. (at the time, a portfolio company of Charterhouse Capital Partners).
  • Advent International and its portfolio company Culligan International Company in Culligan’s $6 billion sale to BDT Capital Partners, with Advent reinvesting on a minority basis.
  • ShootProof, LLC (a portfolio company of PSG) in its acquisition of Collage.com, Inc. and the formation with Collage.com of Foreground.
  • Goldman Sachs and Eurazeo in their $624 million sale of a 49% stake in Trader Interactive, LLC to carsales.com Ltd., in a transaction that valued Trader at $1.6 billion.
  • Poppulo (a portfolio company of Susquehanna Growth Equity) in its merger with Four Winds Interactive (a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners).
  • American Securities in its acquisition of Conair Corporation.
  • American Securities and its portfolio company, Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC in Emerald's $1.1 billion sale to LANXESS AG.
  • Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Bilcar FT, LP and Trasimene Capital FT, LP., in its $7.3 billion combination with Alight Solutions LLC.
  • Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Trasimene Capital Management, LLC and led by William P. Foley II, in a $9 billion business combination with Paysafe Limited.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its acquisition of a majority stake in NVISION.
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners, together with Robert Long and Blair Ramey of Sanofi’s North American Consumer Healthcare division, in the formation of Bridges Consumer Healthcare LLC and in Bridges' acquisition of the North American rights to ThermaCare® HeatWraps.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) and TA Associates in the sale of a majority stake in Flexera Software LLC to Thoma Bravo, with OTPP and TA retaining minority stakes.
  • Front Yard Residential Corporation in its $2.5 billion take-private by a partnership formed by Pretium Partners and Ares Management.
  • Churchill Capital Corp III, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, in its $5.7 billion merger with MultiPlan, Inc. that has an enterprise value based on the transaction of approximately $11 billion.
  • PSG in its acquisition, together with Blue Star Innovation Partners, of PatientNOW.
  • Transaction Services Group Limited (a portfolio company of Advent International) in its acquisitions of TrueCoach, BrandBot LLC, Triib, Inc. and Mariana Tek Corporation.
  • Emerald Performance Materials, LLC (a portfolio company of American Securities) in its pending $300 million sale of CVC Thermoset Specialties.
  • Montagu Private Equity in its $490 million acquisition of the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and tissue processing businesses of RTI Surgical, Inc.
  • Froneri International Limited in its $4 billion acquisition of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc.
  • MGM Resorts International (MGM Resorts) in its $4.25 billion sale of the Bellagio to a joint venture MGM Resorts formed with Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and its leaseback of the Bellagio.
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners in the sale of THL Credit Advisors LLC to First Eagle Investment Management, LLC.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, in, together with Alphabet Inc., an investment in Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners.
  • CommentSold, Inc. and its founding shareholders in the sale of a majority stake to ZMC Advisors.
  • MarketAxess Holdings Inc. in its $150 million acquisition of LiquidityEdge and in its acquisition of MuniBrokers, LLC.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund as lead investor in a $200 million investment round in C2FO.
  • Apollo Infrastructure in its acquisition of Lendlease (US) Telecom Holdings LLC (n/k/a Parallel Infrastructure).

Previously, Catherine was an associate in Weil’s Banking & Finance practice, where she has been part of the teams advising on, among others, the following matters:

  • J.Crew Group (a portfolio company of TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners) in an amendment to its existing credit facility and an incremental facility provided by new lenders as part of its recapitalization.
  • Univision Network in connection with its existing credit facility and annual perfection review.
  • General Motors as the largest creditor and equity holder of General Motors Korea, a joint venture with the state-owned Korean Development Bank, in connection with the restructuring and potential bankruptcy of General Motors Korea.
  • Citi, as sole lead arranger and sole lead bookrunner, in $15.7 billion fully committed bridge financing and $4.5 billion term and revolving working capital facilities for Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), to support BD's $24 billion acquisition of C. R. Bard Inc. 
  • Morgan Stanley, as sole lead arranger and sole lead bookrunner, in $4.5 billion committed bridge and $1.8 billion term acquisition-related facilities and a $1.5 billion revolving facility for Tyson Foods, Inc., to finance, respectively, its $4.2 billion merger with AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc., and its general corporate purposes.
  • A consortium led by Mubadala Investment Company in the sale of its approximately 60% equity interest in EMI Music Publishing to Sony Corporation of America, in a transaction valued at approximately $4.75 billion.
  • Getty Images in connection with a $1 billion term loan, €450 million term and $80 million revolving facilities.

Catherine received her J.D. from Duke University, where she was the president of the Asian Law Student Association (now called APALSA) and was a staff editor for the Duke Law Journal and Duke Law & Technology Review.  She received her B.S. from New York University, where she graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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