Raymond Gietz, a partner of Weil since 1989, is a member of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He represents buyers, sellers, boards of directors, committees of independent directors and financial advisors in connection with complex mergers and acquisitions transactions, including public and private companies, LBOs, asset sales and joint ventures.
He regularly advises boards of directors and committees on defense, corporate governance and other matters. Mr. Gietz also has been involved in numerous proxy fights and other contests for corporate control. Mr. Gietz’s representation involves a range of industries, including healthcare, financial services and steel.
Recent M&A transactions include advising:
- AK Steel Corporation in its acquisitions of Precision Partners Holding Company and integrated steelmaking assets in Dearborn, Michigan from Severstal North America; and in its joint venture with Magnetation
- AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. in its $600 million issuance of senior unsecured convertible notes to Silver Lake to finance AMC’s repurchase of a portion of its stock held by Dalian Wanda Group Co., AMC’s majority owner, and to pay a special dividend
- Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (f/k/a Silver Run Acquisition Corp., a SPAC) in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Centennial Resource Production, LLC and its subsequent acquisition of all of the leasehold interests and related upstream assets in Reeves County, Texas from Silverback Exploration, LLC and Silverback Operating, LLC
- Costa Inc. in its sale to Essilor International SA
- Elementis Global LLC in its acquisitions of SummitReheis (f/k/a Summit Research Labs) and Hi-Mar Specialty Chemicals, LLC
- Equiniti Group plc in its acquisition of Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
- Franklin Templeton in its acquisitions of the investment advisor team from AlphaParity LLC, K2 Advisors, Darby Holdings and Fiduciary Trust
- General Motors in its sale to a government-sponsored entity
- Lehman Brothers in its acquisition and subsequent sale of its Archstone business to Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities
- Columbia University (B.A., 1978)
- Columbia Law School (J.D., 1981)
Admissions : New York State
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