Maryann Thompson


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 of the following matters:

  • Advent International Corporation in its acquisition of an approximately 50% stake in RxBenefits, Inc. and Culligan International Company in its sale to BDT Capital Partners, with Advent reinvesting on a minority basis
  • Allego Holding B.V. (a portfolio company of Meridiam Infrastructure Partners) in its pending $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.
  • The Blackstone Group in the acquisition by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities of Amergint Technologies, Inc.
  • Churchill Capital Corp IV, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, in its $11.75 billion merger with Lucid Motors
  • Discovery, Inc. in its joint venture with Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand led by Chip and Joanna Gaines
  • Eli Lilly and Company in its up to $1.25 billion research and collaboration agreement with MiNA Therapeutics, Ltd.
  • Front Yard Residential Corporation in its $2.5 billion take-private by a partnership formed by Pretium Partners and Ares Management
  • 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.
  • 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 $21 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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