Monica Kwok

Biography

Monica Kwok
Monica Kwok is an associate in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in Boston. Monica participates in the representation of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies with respect to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Monica also has significant experience advising financial and strategic clients on complex cross-border matters, general corporate matters and corporate governance issues.

Monica has been part of the teams advising:

  • Gores Holdings IV, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its $16.1 billion business combination with United Wholesale Mortgage, LLC (UWM).
  • Consortium advisor to Brookfield Business Partners L.P., together with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and other institutional partners, in the $13.2 billion acquisition of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions.
  • Bain Capital in its acquisition of a 60% stake in Kantar Media.
  • Advent International in the $3 billion merger of its portfolio companies Clearent LLC and Transaction Services Group Limited to form Xplor Technologies; its $350 million sale of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf; and Noosa Yoghurt, LLC in its merger with Sovos Brands.
  • GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, in its $2.6 billion business combination with Mirion Technologies, Inc. (at the time, a portfolio company of Charterhouse Capital Partners).
  • HawkEye 360, Inc., in its Series B investment round, led by Airbus and existing investors Razor’s Edge Ventures, Allied Minds and Shield Capital Partners.
  • PSG in its acquisitions of BoldLeads.com, Inc. and Propertybase GmbH; as lead investor in a minority investment in Impact Holdings, Inc.; and its significant investment in Boston Logic Technology Partners, Inc.
  • Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition of TimeClock Plus.
  • TPG Growth, as lead investor, in a $300 million Series C funding round for MX Technologies, Inc.
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners, together with Robert Long and Blair Ramey of Sanofi’s North American Consumer Healthcare division, in the formation of Bridges Consumer Healthcare LLC and in Bridges' acquisition of the North American rights to ThermaCare® HeatWraps.
  • Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in its joint venture with Mercuria Energy Trading Inc. to acquire and operate American Natural Gas LLC.

Monica has a robust and active portfolio of pro bono work; including work in prisoner’s rights, domestic violence awareness advocacy, housing cases and child asylum proceedings.

Monica currently serves as a chair of the Young Penn Alumni Association and is an active member of the Harvard Alumni Association and the Phillips Academy Andover community.

Monica received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served on the boards of the Harvard Law School Student Government, the Harvard Tax Law & Financial Regulation Student Association and the Harvard Association of Law and Business. While in law school, Monica interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement through the Student Honors Program and specialized in the application of blockchain technology in the legal sector through her work at the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, where she was the President of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, the President of the Political Science Undergraduate Advisory Board, an Associate Editor of the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal and a Research Assistant in the Wharton Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department and the Wharton Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies.