Hayden Guthrie


Hayden Guthrie
Hayden Guthrie is counsel in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Hayden participates in advising public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings. He also has significant experience advising on complex cross-border matters and participates in providing counsel regarding general corporate matters and corporate governance issues. Hayden previously worked in Sydney, Australia where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.

Hayden has played a significant role on the teams advising:

  • Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. in its $14.6 billion merger with Discovery Communications, Inc.
  • Sanofi in its $25 billion exchange of Merial, its animal health business, for the consumer healthcare business of Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH and its up to $750 million acquisition of Protein Sciences Corporation
  • SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) in its agreement to provide $6.5 billion in debt and equity financing to WeWork, to make a $3 billion tender offer to holders of WeWork shares, other than SBG and its affiliates, and in connection with revisions to the WeWork governance structure
  • Sears Holdings Corporation in the $5.2 billion sale of its core assets to ESL Investments Inc. in connection with its chapter 11 proceedings
  • Covetrus, Inc. in its $4 billion sale to CD&R, a holder of approximately 24% of Covetrus' outstanding common stock, and TPG
  • General Electric Company in its $2.6 billion sale of GE Industrial Solutions to ABB
  • WPX Energy, Inc. in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Felix Energy
  • Takata Corporation in its $1.6 billion asset sale to Key Safety Systems Inc. through a chapter 11 plan
  • QuickChek Corporation in its $645 million sale to Murphy USA
  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation in its $550 million 363 asset sale in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of substantially all of its assets and its equity interests in certain of its subsidiaries and certain joint ventures to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners
  • Equiniti Group plc (a publicly traded company backed by Advent International Corporation) in its $227 million acquisition of Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
  • Aéropostale, Inc. in its $243 million 363 bankruptcy sale to a consortium
  • Ditech Holding Corporation (f/k/a Walter Investment Management Corp.) in its evaluation of strategic alternatives and ultimate $1.1 billion sale of Ditech Financial LLC to New Residential Investment Corp. and $762 million sale of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc. to Mortgage Assets Management, LLC
  • American Securities in its acquisition of CS Energy LLC
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its acquisition of a majority stake in Vantage Elevator Solutions
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc. in its acquisition via a 363 asset sale of certain assets of True Health Diagnostics and its parent, THG Holdings
  • Mortgage Contracting Services LLC (MCS) in its sale to an investor group led by Littlejohn & Co., LLC and Lynstone SSF Holdings Sàrl, funds advised by Neuberger Berman Alternatives Advisers and Crescent Capital Group, via an out-of-court restructuring and recapitalization

Hayden received his Juris Doctor and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. He practiced at Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia for several years before joining Weil in 2016.

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