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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Private Equity

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What the team is known for

Continues to be a destination practice for high-value, complex and multi-jurisdictional buyouts, offering strength across Europe, Asia and the USA. Enviable client roster includes distinguished private equity firms as well as state-backed funds, secondary investors and multi-asset managers. Able to leverage a highly regarded debt and financing advisory practice to offer complementary skills in LBO work. Broad sector expertise includes advising on deals in the real estate, financial services and technology fields.

Strengths

Clients say: "We know we can expect a lot from them. We like their approach, they deliver on their promises, and they have great lawyers."

"They're great," another says, highlighting the team's "quality of service, commercial acumen and solutions-oriented approach" as key strengths.

Sources report: "They have great breadth and excellent attorneys who know their craft. It's top-notch, excellent counsel."

Work highlights

Advised Advent in connection with the sale of Laird Performance Materials to DuPont de Nemours for USD2.3 billion.

Notable practitioners

James MacArthur heads the firm's infrastructure M&A group in London and is known for his experience handling deals in that space. His advice is sought after by a number of private equity sponsors and company clients.

Jonathan Wood is held in high regard due to his experience handling high-end private equity transactions. He displays strength in complex buyouts, carve-outs and takeovers.

Marco Compagnoni practises at the top rung of the market and is acclaimed for the quality of his transactional expertise. A number of prestigious private equity firms come to him for counsel on complex international deals.
"When Marco is on a deal it seems to be more seamless and focused on the key points.""He's an excellent lawyer. He has great judgement and is very good at negotiating hard when needed."

Michael Francies stands out as a leading transactional lawyer whose formidable practice is utilised by private equity houses and corporate clients. He has a strong track record of advising on transformational domestic and cross-border deals.

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Private Equity

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Location

110 Fetter Lane

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 1AY

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Private Equity: Buyouts


James MacArthur
Band 4
Jonathan P Wood
Band 2
Marco Compagnoni
Band 1
Michael Francies
Band 1