Neil Goldman

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Neil Goldman

Neil Goldman

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Biography

* Practices:
* Corporate
* Mergers & Acquisitions
* Private Equity
* Pro Bono

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2000

B.S., Stanford University, 1996

Bar Admissions

New York

A partner in the Corporate Department, Neil Goldman is a member of the Mergers and 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 in The Legal 500 for his work on “mega-deal” mergers, acquisitions and buyouts.

EXPERIENCE

Significant private equity representations include:

* General Atlantic LLC:
* portfolio company Too Faced Cosmetics Holdings, LLC in its $1.45 billion sale to The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.;
* portfolio company Aperture New Holdings, Inc. (OptionsHouse) in its $725 million sale to E*TRADE Financial Corporation;
* portfolio company Align Networks, Inc. in its acquisition of Universal SmartComp and its sale to Apax Partners;
* portfolio company Network Solutions, LLC in its sale to Web.com Group, Inc.;
* together with KKR & Co., in their $1.65 billion acquisition of TASC, Inc. from Northrop Grumman Corporation, and in its sale to Engility Holdings, Inc.; and
* in various investments, including Facebook, Barteca Holdings, Avant, Adyen, Aimbridge Hospitality Holdings, Red Ventures, AppDynamics, Qualicorp Group, Peixe Urbano, SnapAV and XP Investimentos.

* Crestview Partners:
* 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, LLC and its affiliates from American Securities, and an investment by Carlyle Global Partners in NEP;
* 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 Corporation; and
* in its investment in Camping World/Good Sam Enterprises.

* Palladium Equity Partners:
* in its acquisition of CircusTrix Holdings, LLC;
* in its acquisition of Q’Max Solutions Inc.; and
* portfolio company Prince Minerals in its acquisition of Grinding and Sizing Company, LLC and its acquisition of the Erachem Manganese Chemicals business of ERAMET Group.

Other significant representations include:

* Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP):
* in its $235 million sale of its Consumer Health & Spending Accounts (CHSA) business and its COBRA business to WageWorks, Inc.;
* in its $4.9 billion spin-off of CDK Global, Inc.;
* in its $400 million acquisition of Cobalt Holding Company, its acquisitions of Workscape, Inc., 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 LLC.

* Charter Communications, Inc.'s 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 the $2.15 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management; and
* in its general corporate governance and investment activities.

* Oaktree Capital Management:
* in its sale, together with Apollo Global Management and Crestview Partners, of a $2.6 billion stake in Charter Communications, Inc. to Liberty Media Corporation;
* in its investment in Hess Energy Trading Company LLC (HETCO);
* in the $1.3 billion sale of its aircraft leasing company, Jackson Square Aviation, to Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance Co., Ltd.;
* in its $5.2 billion sale of Pegasus Aviation Finance Company; and
* in its $600 million investment in the preferred stock of EXCO Resources, Inc., an NYSE-listed company.

* A government agency in the sale of its stake in a U.S. financial institution.

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Neil Goldman
Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Education
JD
Class of 2000

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

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Class of 1996

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Career History
Partner
Current

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

Transactions
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General Atlantic LLC, General Atlantic Service Co. LP purchase Morphe LLC

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Palladium Equity Partners Advisor LLC purchases Kymera International from Platinum Equity Advisors LLC

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TPG Growth LLC, TPG Partner Holdings LP purchase CLEAResult Consulting, Inc. from General Atlantic LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
The Legal 500 United States, Mergers & Acquisitions & Buyouts
Events
Speaker
Stamford, CT, United States
2011 Yale School of Management Annual Private Equity Conference

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