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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 5TH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States

Position

Partner

Career

Christopher Machera is a partner in Weil’s Private Equity practice and focuses on advising private equity sponsors in large cap and middle market transactions. Clients include Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, CVC, Cornell Capital, and TPG, amongst others.

Education

Hamilton College (B.A., 2000); Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2005).

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Christopher MacheraWeil, 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.