Craig W. Adas

Managing Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Craig W. Adas

Craig W. Adas

Managing Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Biography

Craig Adas is Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley office and a member of the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities, with particular emphasis on leveraged buyouts, private and public acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures. He regularly advises boards of directors on governance, fiduciary duty, corporate opportunity and other strategic matters. He also represents issuers and investors in connection with capital raising transactions, including public offerings and private placements.

Craig Adas has been recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 as a leading M&A lawyer.

Representative M&A/Private Equity Experience:

* Getty Images in its sale by Hellman & Freidman to The Carlyle Group.
* Silver Lake in its acquisition of Velocity Technology Enterprises.
* CPU Technology, a Carlyle portfolio company, in its sale to The Boeing Company.
* Symantec Corp. in its acquisitions of LiveOffice LLC and GuardianEdge Technologies.
* Macquarie Capital in its joint venture with Dickey Publishing to acquire Modern Luxury Media.
* Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc., one of the largest distributors to the convenience retail industry in North America, in its acquisitions of Forrest City Grocery Co., Finkle Distributors and J.T. Davenport & Sons.
* Genstar Capital in various leveraged buyouts, including Evolution Benefits, Voice Construction Ltd., Confie Seguros, ConvergeOne and TravelClick.
* Maxim Integrated Products in its acquisitions of Mobilygen Corp., Innova Card and the Wireless Central and Secured Transactions business lines of ZILOG, and its sale of its telecom clock division.
* All3Media Group Limited (a portfolio company of Permira Funds) in its acquisition of Zoo Productions and Trans American Pictures and related entities.
* Getty Images in its acquisition of Media Vast.

Representative Debt and Equity Securities Experience:

* Maxim Integrated Products in its $500 million investment grade notes offering.
* Franklin Resources in its $900 million offering of investment grade notes.
* Willis Group Holdings in its issuer tender offer to acquire underwater options.
* The Steering Group of Creditors on securities and other corporate matters in connection with the Hawaiian Telcom restructuring.
* International Aluminum in connection with securities and other corporate matters related to International Aluminum’s restructuring.
* Lehman Brothers in connection with the sale of various securities portfolios as part of its restructuring.
* Sequoia Capital in various investments.

Overview
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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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6

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In The News
The Deal Pipeline
November 5, 2014
Vonage beefs up business offerings with Telesphere
The Deal Pipeline
June 17, 2014
Genstar exits Evolution1 in $533M sale
The Deal Pipeline
May 14, 2014
Genstar exits ConvergeOne investment
The Deal Pipeline
May 1, 2014
Genstar wraps up Pretium Packaging
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Craig W. Adas
Managing Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1991

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

BA
Class of 1987

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

Career History
Managing Partner
Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2008

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

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2007

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

N/A
2005

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

Political Donations
$1,000
2016

Colonel at US Army Reserve

$5,000
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$1,000
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

Transactions
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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Goldman Sachs Asset Management LP (Private Equity) purchase LTI Flexible Products, Inc. from Genstar Capital LLC, AlpInvest Partners BV

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Partners Group (Private Equity), Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., Northleaf Capital Partners Ltd., Silver Lake Sumeru purchase Mercury Technology Group, Inc.

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Core-Mark Holding Co., Inc. purchases Farner-Bocken Co.

Awards & Honors
2012
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate and M&A Transactions
2011
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate and M&A Transactions
2010
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate and M&A Transactions
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