Joshua B. Whitford


Joshua Whitford is an associate in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in New York. Mr. Whitford participates in the representation of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies with respect to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Whitford has been part of the teams advising:

  • American Securities in its acquisition of FleetPride, Inc.
  • The Blackstone Group in the investment by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in Sema4
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in a consortium that also includes Blackstone and GIC, in, together with Thomson Reuters Corporation, the $27 billion sale of Refinitiv (f/k/a Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business)
  • EQT Partners and its portfolio company Sivantos Pte. Ltd. (n/k/a WS Audiology A/S) in its acquisition of Clearwater Clinical Limited
  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in its acquisition of Restaurant Technologies, Inc.
  • The NORDAM Group, Inc. in its receipt of a minority investment from The Carlyle Group to finance in part NORDAM’s exit from chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings 
  • OMERS Private Equity in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Premise Health Holding Corp.
  • TPG Global, in the acquisition by TPG Pace Holdings Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Global, of the stock of Accel Entertainment, Inc., with the resulting entity having an initial enterprise value of approximately $884 million

Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Whitford was a Mergers & Acquisitions associate at another international law firm.

Mr. Whitford received his J.D. from the University of Toronto where he was Senior Editor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and the Journal of International Law and International Relations. He received his Master of Global Affairs (Capital Markets) from the University of Toronto.

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