Maryann Thompson

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Maryann Thompson
Maryann Thompson is an associate in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is based in New York. Maryann participates in advising clients in matters relating to the licensing, acquisition, development, sale, use and commercial exploitation of technology and intellectual property.

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

  • 8 Rivers Capital, LLC in its $100 million sale of a minority stake to SK Group (SK) and the formation of a joint venture with SK focused on the decarbonization of Korean and key Asian markets
  • Advent International Corporation in its acquisitions of a substantial minority stake in Iodine Software, LLC, in a transaction that valued Iodine at more than $1 billion and an approximately 50% stake in RxBenefits, Inc.; RxBenefits, Inc. in its acquisition of Confidio, LLC; QW Holding Corp. (Quala) in its acquisition of PSC; and Culligan International Company in its $6 billion sale to BDT Capital Partners, with Advent reinvesting on a minority basis
  • Allego Holding B.V. (n/k/a Allego N.V.) (a portfolio company of Meridiam Infrastructure Partners) in its $3.14 billion business combination with Spartan Acquisition Corp. III, a SPAC sponsored by Spartan Acquisition Sponsor III LLC (an affiliate of Apollo Global Management)
  • American Securities in its $825 million acquisition of the Life Sciences Business of NN, Inc. and its acquisition of LaserShip, Inc.
  • Berkshire Partners in its acquisition of Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd.; its sale of a minority stake in Parts Town LLC, with Berkshire retaining a majority stake; and National Carwash Solutions Inc. in its acquisition of Zep Vehicle Care
  • Blackstone in the acquisitions of Amergint Technologies, Inc. and Sustana Group
  • CBAM in the sale of a portfolio of its assets to The Carlyle Group, in a transaction valued at approximately $800 million
  • Churchill Capital Corp IV, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, in its $11.75 billion merger with Lucid Motors
  • CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of Radwell International
  • Discovery, Inc. in its joint venture with Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand led by Chip and Joanna Gaines, in the formation of the Magnolia Network
  • Eli Lilly and Company in its up to $1.25 billion research and collaboration agreement with MiNA Therapeutics, Ltd.
  • EO Charging in its proposed $675 million business combination with First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp., a SPAC sponsored by First Reserve Corporation
  • Front Yard Residential Corporation in its $2.5 billion take-private by a partnership formed by Pretium Partners and Ares Management
  • Getty Images Inc. in its approximately $4.8 billion business combination with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings II, a SPAC formed by a partnership of CC Capital and Neuberger Berman
  • GHK Capital Partners in its acquisition of ITS Logistics, Inc.
  • The Gores Group in its sale of Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
  • Gores Holdings VI, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by The Gores Group, in its $2.9 billion business combination with Matterport, Inc.
  • Inhabit IQ (a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs, Insight Partners, GSV and PSG) in its acquisition of ResMan, LLC
  • The Kroger Company in its sale of its Turkey Hill business
  • L’Oréal USA in its acquisition of Thayers Natural Remedies
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in its $27.5 billion sale to Analog Devices, 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
  • 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
  • NPC International Inc. in its $801 million 363 asset sale in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of substantially all of its assets to Flynn Restaurant Group and Wendy’s International LLC
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners and its portfolio company EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants in its acquisition of Integro Holdings Inc.
  • Orva in the sale of a 50% stake to Trilantic Capital Partners
  • Providence Equity Partners in its investment in Sweetwater Sound, Inc.
  • Providence Equity Partners and its portfolio company Tempo Music Investments, LLC in its acquisition of the assets of Influence Media Music SPV, LLC; its acquisition of certain assets of Barometer Music Royalty Fund I Inc.; and its joint venture with Warner Music Group Corp., a music recorder and publisher, to form Influence Media Partners
  • Sanofi in its $3.7 billion acquisition of Principia Biopharma Inc.; its $3.2 billion acquisition of Translate Bio, Inc.; and its $1.9 billion acquisition of Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
  • Searchlight Capital Partners, together with co-investors Ares Management and Solamere Capital, in the acquisition of Integrated Power Services, LLC
  • Software Luxembourg Holding S.A. in its $1.3 billion merger with and into Churchill Capital Corp II, a SPAC sponsored by the Churchill Capital Group
  • Storytel AB, a publicly traded portfolio company of EQT, in its $135 million acquisition of Audiobooks.com
  • Trive Capital in its $330 million acquisition of EarthLink, LLC
  • Willis Towers Watson PLC in its $1.3 billion acquisition of TRANZACT
  • Wyndham Destinations, Inc. in its $166 million sale of Wyndham Vacation Rentals LLC

Maryann received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where she was a member of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy and Duke Law & Technology Review. She received her B.S. and B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Tulane University, where she was a member of Tulane Honors Program and the William Wallace Peery Honor Society. Maryann was the recipient of the Ann Butler Hess Award, an award given to a senior with the greatest proficiency in philosophy. She was also a member of Tulane’s Newcomb Scholar Program, a four-year program for twenty women from the class of 2015 emphasizing campus and community leadership and independent research.

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