Goldman Sachs’s Acquisition of Boyd Corporation


Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is serving as financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is serving as legal counsel to affiliates of Goldman Sachs. Baird is serving as financial advisor and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is serving as legal counsel to Boyd Corporation and to Genstar.

Founded in 1869, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division is the primary center for the firm’s long-term principal investing activity. With nine offices across seven countries, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division is one of the leading private capital investors in the world with equity and credit investments across corporate, real estate, and infrastructure strategies. Since 1986, the group has invested approximately $180 billion of levered capital across a number of geographies, industries and transaction types.

Boyd Corporation is a global provider of thermal management and environmental sealing solutions and operates in markets around the world with specific expertise in engineering and design, manufacturing and supply chain management across electronics, mobile computing, medical technology, transportation, aerospace and other B2B and consumer-critical industries.

The Davis Polk corporate team includes partner John D. Amorosi (Picture) and associates Laura C. Turano, Michael Senders and Julian Azran. Partner Veronica M. Wissel is providing executive compensation advice. Counsel Matthew J. Bacal is providing intellectual property and technology advice. Counsel Betty Moy Huber is providing environmental advice. Partner William A. Curran is providing tax advice. Counsel Jeanine P. McGuinness and Jordan Leigh Smith are providing compliance advice.

Weil advised Genstar Capital and its portfolio company, Boyd Corporation with a team including Corporate partner Craig Adas and includes Corporate associates Mei Dan, Kevin Thomas, Philip Hurst, and Cristina Passoni; Banking & Finance partner Gabriel Gregson; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Tax partner Marc Silberberg; Executive Compensation & Benefits Co-Chair Paul Wessel; Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management Co-Head Randi Singer; International Arbitration & Trade partner Ted Posner; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Environmental counsel Thomas Goslin and Matthew Morton; Antitrust/Competition counsel Vadim Brusser; Banking & Finance associates Ashley Simms and Daniel Schwimmer; Technology & IP Transactions associates Marisa Geiger and Stephanie Onyekwere; Tax associates Alex Farr and Gary Silber; Executive Compensation & Benefits associates Jennifer Britz and Corinne Nhaissi; Cybersecurity, Data Privacy & Information Management associate Olivia Greer; International Arbitration & Trade associate Nathan Cunningham; and Antitrust/Competition associate Jonathan Cheng.

Involved fees earner: John Amorosi – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Laura Turano – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Michael Senders – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Julian Azran – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Veronica Wissel – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Matthew Bacal – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Betty Moy Huber – Davis Polk & Wardwell; William Curran – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jeanine McGuinness – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jordan Leigh Smith – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Craig Adas – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Mei Dan – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Kevin Thomas – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Philip Hurst – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Cristina Passoni – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Gabriel Gregson – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Ashley Simms – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Karen Ballack – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Marisa Geiger – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Stephanie Uloma Onyekwere – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Marc Silberberg – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Alex Farr – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Gary Silber – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Paul Wessel – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Jennifer Britz – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Corinne Nhaissi – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Randi Singer – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Olivia Greer – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Ted Posner – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Nathan Cunningham – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Annemargaret Connolly – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Thomas Goslin – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Matthew Morton – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Vadim Brusser – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Jonathan Cheng – Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Clients: Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Genstar Capital; Boyd Corporation;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti