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Andrew Weidhaas

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Position

Partner Co-Chair, Private Equity

Career

A.J. Weidhaas is a partner in and co-chair of Goodwin Procter's Private Equity Group, as well as a member of its Technology and Emerging Companies Practice. Mr. Weidhaas has previously served on the firm's Executive Committee and as chair of the New York Business Law Department. He specializes in private equity and venture capital investments, including growth equity investments, leveraged buyouts and leveraged recapitalizations, going private transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Weidhaas’ experience ranges from the representation of early stage growth companies and financings and buyouts in the micro-cap space through later stage growth equity investments and LBOs and the representation of Fortune 50 financial institutions in strategic investments, merchant banking activities and private M&A. His industry expertise includes technology, healthcare, consumer products, defense, real estate and financial services.

Education

J.D., 1993 Stanford Law School (with distinction) B.A., 1990 Yale University (magna cum laude, with distinction)


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Within: M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Goodwin advises both buyers and sellers in transactions, including asset deals, stock deals, mergers, joint ventures and bankruptcy deals, and has longstanding experience in the technology, life sciences, business services, real estate, financial services and healthcare sectors. The firm also has a robust private equity practice. It advised EPR Properties on its acquisition of CNL Lifestyle Properties, together with co-buyer Och-Ziff Real Estate; and acted for biotechnology company Delinia in its sale to Celgene Corporation, which planned to expand its inflammation and immunology pipeline with Delinia’s preclinical-stage regulatory T cell therapy. Large deal matters included acting for biopharmaceutical services company PAREXEL International in its sale to Pamplona Capital Management; and assisting Albany Molecular Research with its sale to affiliates of The Carlyle Group and GTCR. Boston-based Mark Bettencourt advises private and public companies in the software, internet, digital media, robotics, communications, and networking equipment and information services industries; and Stuart Cable currently serves as chair of the M&A and corporate finance practices for the firm’s technology and life science business units. Other highly rated Boston practitioners include Joseph Johnson III, John Egan III, John Haggerty and John LeClaire. Silicon Valley-based Lawrence Chu, Joshua Klatzkin in Washington DC, Andrew Weidhaas, who divides his time between Los Angeles and New York, and Los Angeles-based Stephen Lee are also experienced practitioners.

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Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Goodwin continues to impress in growth equity, with clients recognizing the firm’s ability to span venture financing right through to leveraged buyouts, highlighting the ‘incredible service and responsiveness, cutting-edge legal advice, practical sensibilities and understanding of the need to get the deal done’. The firm is hailed as a ‘solution business’ and private equity clients note that portfolio companies often continue working with the team after private equity investors have exited. It is recognized for its particular strength in Boston and its leadership in real estate and healthcare deals, and recently it advised regular client Great Hill Partners on its respective acquisitions of PartsSource and Quantum Health. Boston-based John LeClaire and Michael Kendall and Los Angeles-based Andrew Weidhaas lead the practice. San Francisco’s Brian McPeake, New York partner Stuart Rosenthal and James Hutchinson in Washington DC are also recommended.

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