Weil Advises Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II in its Pending $1.3B Business Combination with The Topps Company, Inc.

Weil is advising Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II, a publicly traded SPAC sponsored by Mudrick Capital, in its pending $1.3 billion business combination with The Topps Company, Inc., a global leader in sports and entertainment collectibles and confections. The transaction is expected to close in the late second or early third quarter of 2021, subject to stockholder approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The Weil team advising Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II is led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner Jackie Cohen and includes Mergers & Acquisitions counsel Dov Kogen and Mergers & Acquisitions associates Chukwudi Udeogalanya and Matthew Reiser (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The team also includes Private Equity partner Christian Tappeiner; Private Equity counsel Konrad von Buchwaldt and Julian Schwanebeck; Private Equity associate Khatera Zuschlag; Executive Compensation and Benefits Head Paul Wessel; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Radhika Tahiliani; Tax Head Joseph Pari; Tax partner Graham Magill; Tax associate Charlie Roarty; Capital Markets partner Faiza Rahman; Technology & IP Transactions Head Michael Epstein; Technology & IP Transactions counsel Caroline Geiger; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Robert BrownRami ShermanCaleb Small and Mirish Shah; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Regulatory Transactions counsel John O’Loughlin and Timothy Welch; Real Estate counsel Robert Shmalo; Real Estate associate Karen Luo (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Banking & Finance partner Damian Ridealgh; Banking & Finance associate Alicia Shen; Public Company Advisory Group partner Lyuba Goltser; Antitrust partner Vadim Brusser; and Employment Litigation associate Omar Abdel-Hamid (Not Yet Admitted in New York).