Thomas L. Forman II

Biography

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

Thomas has been part of the teams advising:

  • American Securities in its acquisition of FullBloom Education
  • American Securities in its acquisition and $1.575 billion sale of Henry Company LLC
  • American Securities in its sale of a majority stake in Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P.
  • American Securities and Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC in their $1.1 billion sale to LANXESS AG
  • American Securities and Emerald Performance Materials LLC in their $300 million sale of CVC Thermoset Specialties
  • Apollo Infrastructure in its acquisition of Lendlease (US) Telecom Holdings LLC (n/k/a Parallel Infrastructure)
  • Apollo Global Management and its portfolio company Parallel Infrastructure LLC in Parallel’s sale to Harmoni Towers (a portfolio company of Palistar Capital)
  • Blackstone in its investment in Hotwire Communications
  • Blackstone in its pending $1 billion sale of Aqua Finance, Inc.
  • Brookfield Asset Management in the acquisition of DWS’ Private Equity Secondaries business
  • Cornell Capital in its acquisition of Advancing Eyecare
  • CPP Investments in a consortium that also includes Blackstone and GIC, together with Thomson Reuters Corporation, in the $27 billion sale of Refinitiv (f/k/a Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business)
  • CPP Investments in a consortium that also includes Blackstone and GIC, in the consortium’s acquisition of a 55% stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business (n/k/a Refinitiv), valued by the transaction at $20 billion
  • CPP Investments in a consortium that also includes Hellman & Friedman, Blackstone and GIC, in the consortium's $11 billion take-private of The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
  • Dyal Capital, a division of Blue Owl, in Dyal’s minority investment in HPS Investment Partners and HPS Investment Partner’s strategic partnership with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Goldman Sachs and Eurazeo in their $624 million sale of a 49% stake in Trader Interactive, LLC to carsales.com Ltd., in a transaction that valued Trader at $1.6 billion
  • Goldman Sachs and Eurazeo, in their sale of their remaining 51% stake in Trader Interactive, LLC to carsales.com Ltd. in a transaction that valued Trader at $1.9 billion
  • J.C. Flowers in its acquisition of a majority stake in iLendingDIRECT
  • kdc/one Development Corporation, Inc. (kdc/one) (a portfolio company of Cornell Capital) in its acquisitions of Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories, Inc. and Zobele Holding S.p.A. and in the business combination of kdc/one and HCT Group Holdings Limited
  • Lindsay Goldberg in its sale of its equity interest in Aptitude Investment Management LP
  • Northleaf Capital in a single asset transaction involving The LaSalle Network Inc.
  • OMERS Private Equity in its acquisition of TurnPoint Services
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in its follow-on participation in two funding rounds for Space Exploration Technologies Corp
  • TPG Global in the acquisition by TPG Pace Holdings Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group, of the stock of Accel Entertainment, Inc., with the resulting entity having an initial enterprise value of approximately $884 million
  • York Holdings II Ltd and York Holdings III Ltd (owned by consortium CPP Investments, Blackstone, GIC Special Investments and Thomson Reuters) in its $2 billion sale of its minority stake in London Stock Exchange to Microsoft

Thomas received his J.D. from Georgetown University, where he was a Global Law Scholar, and his B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Distinction.

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