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Glenn West

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Glenn West is Managing Partner of Weil's Dallas office and is a dual-qualified US lawyer and English solicitor. He regularly represents private equity firms in acquiring and making investments in public and private companies. He also represents public and private companies (including the portfolio companies of private equity firms) in acquisitions and financings; and he is regularly called upon to provide general corporate and crisis management advice to boards and their management. He has also developed an expertise in the acquisition and financing of sports teams and their facilities.

United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: oil and gas

Within: Energy transactions: oil and gas

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s practice is led from Dallas by Rodney Moore, who was active on a range of post-restructuring M&A mandates; he and Glenn West (also in Dallas) assisted WPX Energy with its $775m acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Delaware Basin. In New York, Jackie Cohen and Raymond Gietz lead on capital markets work and public M&A, and were active for clients such as York Capital Management and Riverstone Holdings.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Previously focused mainly on large leveraged buyouts, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP now covers the large- to mid-cap range with considerable success. The practice now includes a steady pipeline of infrastructure, growth equity and special situation transactions. It is also expanding its work for sovereign wealth funds and family offices. The firm has worked on a high market share of SPAC deals and has a strong private equity presence in New York, Boston, Silicon Valley and Dallas. Many of its core private equity clients, such as Advent International, engage the firm all over the world. Providence Equity, Centerbridge Partners and CVC Capital Partners are among its other key clients. It is also building its connection to TPG, having advised Pace Holdings, a SPAC sponsored by TPG Global, on its business combination with Playa Hotels & Resorts. It also advised Lindsay Goldberg and portfolio company Bluegrass Materials on the company’s $1.62bn sale to Martin Marietta Materials. Department head Douglas Warner is a genuine leader in the field, and fellow practice co-head and Boston-based Kevin Sullivan leads a number of the firm’s key relationships, including with Providence Equity. Boston’s Marilyn French Shaw is close to Advent and a number of other key clients, and Silicon Valley’s Kyle Krpata and Houston partner Glenn West are also key members of the team. Christopher Machera is an emerging talent. Attorneys are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

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