Weil Advises Gores Holdings in Transaction with Hostess Brands Valued at $2.3 Billion

Weil is advising Gores Holdings, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC,  in a transaction with Hostess Brands which values the combined company at approximately $2.3 billion. This transaction will introduce Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and CupCakes, as a publicly listed company. C. Dean Metropoulos, the Executive Chairman of Hostess, and funds managed by Apollo Global Management will be significant stockholders in the combined company. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016 pending regulatory and shareholder approval.

The Weil team is led by Corporate partners Kyle Krpata and James Griffin. The team also included Banking & Finance partner Gabriel Gregson; Capital Markets partner Jennifer Bensch; Tax partner Jared Rusman; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Environmental partner Annemargaret Connolly; Technology & IP Transactions partner John Brockland; Antitrust counsel Vadim Brusser; Employment counsel Lawrence Baer; Environmental counsel Thomas Goslin; Regulatory counsel John O’Loughlin; Corporate associates Ignacio De la Huerta, Keenan McCullough and Daniel Schwimmer; Banking & Finance associates Banks Bruce and Rhiley Keegan; Capital Markets associates Jennifer Borzooyeh and Russell Wininger; Tax associate Tristan Evans-Wilent; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Paula Han and Aaron Cha (not yet admitted); Technology & IP Transactions associate Max Scott; Private Funds associate Jacquelyn Volpe; Antitrust associate Jonathan Cheng; and Employment associate Linda Shen.