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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States
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Co-Head of Weil’s global Private Equity practice


Doug Warner, co-head of Weil’s global Private Equity practice, represents private equity sponsors and hedge funds in connection with acquisitions, dispositions and financings. He also has extensive experience in leveraged buyouts and dispositions of both public and private U.S. and European companies as well as minority investments. Clients include American Securities, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Centerbridge; CVC; EQT Partners; GI Partners, J.C. Flowers; Lee Equity; Oak Hill Capital; the Public Sector Pension Investment Board; Searchlight Capital and TPG.


University of Puget Sound (BA, 1981); Boston University School of Law (JD, 1986).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

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Doug WarnerWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP remains a key player in the private equity space, prioritising a high volume of deals on behalf of major relationship clients such as Advent International, Blackstone, and Goldman Sachs, to name a few, with expertise in the bulge-bracket through to the middle-market, and in a wide range of transactional arrangements, from buyouts and minority investments through to carve-outs, take-privates, and growth equity deals. The firm is also noted for its strong record in key growth industries such as tech and software, as well as in innovative deal structures, with a leading role in several SPAC transactions, most notably Gores Guggenheim, Inc’s $20bn merger with Polestar, as well as 50-50 fund exits and continuity fund deals. The practice is led from New York by Doug Warner , who counts among his relationship clients TPG, EQT Partners, and Centerbridge, remaining highly active in high-value private equity-backed deals, alongside Kevin Sullivan in Boston, who works prolifically on behalf of Providence and its associated portfolio companies. New York’s Christopher Machera advises top funds including Blackstone on buyouts and minority investments, and has notable capabilities in advising portfolio companies on governance issues and distressed situations. In Boston, Ramona Nee won plaudits for her key role in Advent’s purchase of McAfee for an estimated $14bn, a deal which included over 70 add-on transactions in a variety of jurisdictions.