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Neil Goldman
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1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0176

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A partner in the Corporate Department, Neil Goldman is a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and the Private Equity Group. Neil has extensive experience with public and private company transactions, including private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring transactions and joint ventures. Neil is recognized as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 for his work in private equity buyouts.

EXPERIENCE

Significant private equity representations include:

  • General Atlantic:
    • in various investments, including Adyen, Aimbridge Hospitality Holdings, Airbnb, Alignment Healthcare, AppDynamics, Authentic Brands Group, Avant, Barteca Holdings, Coalition, Chime, Devo, Facebook, Incode, Jüsto, Mi9 Retail, Opendoor, Panorama Education, Peixe Urbano, Qualicorp Group, Red Ventures, Restore Hyper Wellness, Seismic Software, SigFig, SnapAV, Sonendo, Tilting Point, Transmit Security, Uber, Vegamour, Vida Health and XP Investimentos
    • in the formation of various continuation funds, including its debut multi-asset fund totaling $3 billion, the largest secondaries fund raised at the time
    • portfolio company Benevity in a strategic investment by Hg
    • its climate solutions investing venture BeyondNetZero in its investment in RoadRunner Recycling
    • portfolio company Authentic Brands Group in its acquisition of Sports Illustrated from Meredith Corporation
    • portfolio company Too Faced Cosmetics in its $1.45 billion sale to The Estée Lauder Companies
    • portfolio company Aperture New Holdings (OptionsHouse) in its $725 million sale to E*TRADE Financial
    • portfolio company Align Networks in its acquisition of Universal SmartComp and its sale to Apax Partners
    • portfolio company Network Solutions in its sale to Web.com Group
    • together with KKR in their $1.65 billion acquisition of TASC, Inc. from Northrop Grumman, and in its sale to Engility Holdings
  • Palladium Equity Partners:
    • in its acquisition of ALC Schools and Red Rock Technology from American Logistics
    • in its acquisition of Kymera International from Platinum Equity and in Kymera’s acquisition of AMETEK’s Reading Alloys business
    • in its acquisition of CircusTrix Holdings, and in CircusTrix’s acquisitions of Rockin’ Jump Holdings and Sky Zone
    • in its acquisition of Q’Max Solutions and in Q’Max’s acquisition of Anchor Drilling Fluids USA from Calumet Specialty Products Partners
    • portfolio company Prince Minerals in its acquisitions of Grinding and Sizing Company, and the Erachem Manganese Chemicals business of ERAMET Group and in the sale of Prince Minerals to affiliates of American Securities
    • in its investment in HealthSun Health Plans
  • Crestview Partners:
    • in its acquisition of TenCate Grass Holding B.V. from Royal TenCate, owned by a consortium led by Gilde Buy Out Partners
    • in its investment in Viad Corp.
    • in its acquisition of DS Waters of America and its $1.25 billion sale of DS Waters to Cott Corporation
    • in its investment in WOW! (WideOpenWest)
    • in its acquisition of NEP Broadcasting and its affiliates from American Securities, an investment by Carlyle Global Partners in NEP, and in the sale of its stake in NEP to Carlyle Global Partners
    • in its investment with other institutional investors in Cumulus Media, as part of Cumulus’s acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting
    • in its investment in Camping World/Good Sam Enterprises

Other significant representations include:

  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP):
    • in its acquisitions of Celergo, WorkMarket and Global Cash Card
    • in its sale of its Consumer Health & Spending Accounts (CHSA) business and its COBRA business to WageWorks
    • in its $4.9 billion spin-off of CDK Global
    • in its acquisitions of Cobalt Holding Company, Workscape, The RightThing and SHPS Human Resource Solutions, and its sale of AdvancedMD
    • in the formation of Open Dealer Exchange, a joint venture with The Reynolds and Reynolds Company
    • in its $975 million sale of its Claims Services Group to GTCR Golder Rauner
  • Charter Communications’ ad hoc bondholder committee in one of the largest pre-arranged chapter 11 filings in history, including a $2.5 billion investment and a reduction of approximately $8 billion in Charter’s total debt
  • Major League Baseball:
    • in its investment in Rawlings Sporting Goods Company
    • in the $2.15 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management
  • Oaktree Capital Management:
    • in its sale, together with Apollo Global Management and Crestview Partners, of a $2.6 billion stake in Charter Communications to Liberty Media
    • in its investment in Hess Energy Trading Company (HETCO)
    • in the $1.3 billion sale of its aircraft leasing company, Jackson Square Aviation, to Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance Co.
    • in its $5.2 billion sale of Pegasus Aviation Finance Company
    • in its $600 million investment in the preferred stock of EXCO Resources, an NYSE-listed company
  • A government agency in the sale of its stake in a U.S. financial institution

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