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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Kyle Krpata

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Kyle Krpata is a partner in Weil's Silicon Valley office specializing in private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He has a wide ranging practice with particular emphasis on private equity transactions, public and private mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, distressed and bankruptcy acquisitions and venture capital and growth equity transactions. He represents several leading private equity firms and public and private companies in various industries. He also regularly counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, fiduciary duty and other strategic matters.

Education

Stanford University (BA); Southern Methodist University (JD). He is licensed to practice in California and Texas.


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is a global titan in the private equity arena and in the US boasts strong teams in New York, Boston, Dallas and Silicon Valley. It has more than seventy repeat financial sponsor clients in the US alone, and has looked to diversify the practice, building its standing in growth equity, middle market deals, special situations and SPAC transactions. It has also focused on alternative asset managers such as sovereign wealth funds and has a significant market share of Canadian pension fund clients. Key clients include Advent International, Blackstone, CPPIB, CVC Capital Partners, Centerbridge Partners, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, Providence Equity Partners and TPG. It advised CPPIB in a consortium that also includes Blackstone and GIC, on the consortium's $20bn acquisition of a 55% stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business. Doug Warner co-heads the department alongside Boston's Kevin Sullivan, with the former leading the firm's relationships with TPG, Centerbridge, CPPIB and CVC, while the latter heading the firm's connection to Providence Equity Partners, Francisco Partners and TA Associates. Kyle Krpata is a key figure in Silicon Valley, where he led a team that advised SoftBank Vision Fund on its $2.25bn minority investment in GM Cruise Holdings, a developer of self-driving vehicles, alongside a $1.1bn investment in Cruise by General Motors. Peter Feist is another experienced name and recently advised OMERS Private Equity and Berkshire Partners on their $3.85bn sale of Husky IMS International (Canada) to Platinum Equity. Glenn West is another prominent figure in Dallas and Boston's Marilyn French Shaw remains pivotal to the firm's relationship with Advent International.  Christopher Machera is an emerging talent and has a strong connection to Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division. All partners are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

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