Weil Advises Gores Holdings V, Inc. in its $8.5B Business Combination with Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A.

Weil is advising Gores Holdings V, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its $8.5 billion business combination with Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A., the metal packaging business of Ardagh Group S.A., a global supplier of infinitely-recyclable metal beverage and glass packaging for the world’s leading brands, to create an independent public company. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to stockholder approval and other customary closing conditions.

The Weil team advising Gores Holdings V is led by Private Equity partner Kyle Krpata and includes Private Equity associates Joe Ferrari, Tanya Smith and Joseph Shui. The team also includes Mergers & Acquisitions partner James R. Griffin; Mergers & Acquisitions associate Michael Block; Banking & Finance partner Gabriel Gregson; Banking & Finance associate Jessie Chiang; Capital Markets partners Heather Emmel and Barbra Broudy; Capital Markets associate Ashley Butler; Tax partners Noah Beck and Chayim Neubort; Tax counsel Adam Arikat; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Joshua Ehrhart (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Structured Finance partner Jacky Kelly; Structured Finance associate Luke Stowe; Public Company Advisory Group partner Adé Heyliger; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy counsel Alexa Chu Clinton; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Robert BrownPhillip Grudzina and Amanda DeMasi (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Environmental counsel Thomas Goslin; Regulatory Transactions partner Shawn Cooley; Regulatory Transactions associate Nathan Cunningham; Antitrust partner Vadim Brusser; Antitrust associate Dan Nobil; Employment Litigation Head Gary Friedman; Employment Litigation counsel Ivor Gwilliams and Thomas Weatherill; and Employment Litigation associates Mareike Pfeiffer and Lilianna Ranody.