Joseph C. Godio

Biography

Joseph Godio
Joseph Godio is an associate in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Mr. Godio participates in the representation of public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Godio has participated in advising:

  • CoStar Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Off Campus Partners, LLC
  • 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
  • First Lien Ad Hoc Group of senior secured lenders in its approximately $250 million exchange of debt for equity in Jason Group Inc. (f/k/a Jason Industries) as part of Jason's plan of reorganization under chapter 11
  • Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by Trasimene Capital FT, LP II, in its pending $9 billion merger with Paysafe Group Holdings Limited
  • Fortress Value Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Fortress Investment Group, in its acquisition of Secure Natural Resources and MP Materials, together the owner and operator of Mountain Pass in a stock-for-stock transaction that valued the combined company at $1.5 billion
  • The Home Depot, Inc. in its acquisition of certain assets of The Company Store Group, LLC
  • Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC sponsored by Mudrick Capital, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Hycroft Mining Corporation, with an initial enterprise value of approximately $537 million
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) in the formation of Trivium Packaging through a combination of OTPP's portfolio company, Exal Corporation, with the Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business of Ardagh Group
  • Secured noteholders of Seadrill Ltd. in connection with its chapter 11 restructuring
  • Sears Holdings Corporation in the $5.2 billion sale of its core assets to ESL Investments Inc. in connection with its chapter 11 proceedings
  • Secured lenders to FastMed in connection with its out-of-court restructuring
  • 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
  • Takata Corporation in its $1.6 billion asset sale to Key Safety Systems Inc. through a chapter 11 plan
  • Willis Towers Watson PLC in its $1.3 billion acquisition of TRANZACT

Mr. Godio received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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