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Paul, Weiss Adds Private Equity M&A Partner in New York

March 21, 2022 Download PDF

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Megan Ward Spelman is joining the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in New York. Ms. Spelman advises private equity sponsors, private companies and public companies on a wide variety of transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, investments, restructurings and general corporate matters.

“We are excited to welcome Megan, a talented and client-focused rising star in the world of private equity, to our partnership,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “Megan is a wonderful addition to our elite private equity transactional practice.”

“Megan brings impressive experience advising major private equity firms on their most significant transactions,” said Scott A. Barshay, chair of the Paul, Weiss Corporate Department. “Over the last year we have continued to bolster our leading transactional practice to meet the growing needs of our clients. New leaders like Megan, with her wide-ranging expertise in the middle market private equity world, will continue to add great value to our firm and our Corporate Department.”

Ms. Spelman has experience advising on private equity and public and private company transactions across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, information technology and consumer products. Her recent representations include, among others, advising American Securities in numerous transactions, including its acquisitions of Trace3 and United PF Holdings, LLC; The Jordan Company in several transactions, including its acquisitions of Potters Industries and TransImpact; Patient Square Capital in its acquisition of Summit Behavioral Healthcare; engineering firm TRC Companies, Inc. in its growth investment by Warburg Pincus; Good Sportsman Marketing Outdoors in its investment by Gridiron Capital; New Mountain Capital in its acquisition of Classic Collision; and North American Partners in Anesthesia in its acquisition of American Anesthesiology.

“I have long admired Paul, Weiss’s preeminent transactional practice, and could not be more thrilled to be joining the team,” Ms. Spelman said. “I appreciate the firm’s dedication to exceptional client service and technical rigor, as well as the opportunities the firm offers to grow and expand my practice.”

Ms. Spelman earned a B.A., cum laude, in Communication Studies and Film, Television and Digital Media from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D., cum laude, from the New York University School of Law.

The Paul, Weiss Mergers & Acquisitions Practice works with leading private equity firms and many of the world’s largest, most prominent publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as financial advisors and other financial institutions and investors on the full range of business-critical transactions. The firm’s Private Equity Group, in particular, represents private equity firms across a wide spectrum of investment strategies.

 

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