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 on private equity buyouts and mega-deal mergers, acquisitions and buyouts.
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, Chime, Facebook, Mi9 Retail, Opendoor, Peixe Urbano, Qualicorp Group, Red Ventures, Seismic Software, SigFig, SnapAV, Sonendo, Uber and XP Investimentos;
- portfolio company Authentic Brands Group in its $110 million 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; and
- 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; and
- in its investment in HealthSun Health Plans.
- Crestview Partners:
- in its up to $180 million 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 of $475 million in Cumulus Media Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, as part of Cumulus’s acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting; and
- 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 $235 million 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 $400 million acquisition of Cobalt Holding Company, its acquisitions of 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; and
- 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; and
- 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; and
- 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.