Weil promotes Mark Schwed to partnership, based in New York office

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Mark Schwed has been promoted to parter at Weil. He is part of Weil’s Tax, Benefits, and Executive Compensation Department and is based in the New York office and will join the partnership effective 1 Jan 2014.

His tax practice covers a broad range of international and domestic transactions, including the structuring and negotiation of complex acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financings on behalf of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies as well as for public companies. He regularly advises sponsors on tax matters involved in the structuring and negotiating of complex real estate transactions, including the formation of REITs.

Mark has advised General Electric on the tax aspects of its investment in Mubadala GE Capital PJSC, a multi-billion dollar global partnership with the UAE’s Mubadala Development Company. He also provided tax advice to Thomas H. Lee Partners on its multi-billion dollar bid to recapitalize and take control of Party City from a group of private investors, and was a member of the team that represented Lehman Brothers in its acquisition, restructuring and disposition of Archstone.

Notable transactions include:

  • Lindsay Goldberg – Initial public offering of Aviv REIT Inc. (March 2013)
  • Lehman Brothers – Sale of the assets of Archstone to Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities Inc. (February 2013)
  • Comverse Technologies Inc. – Distribution of Comverse Inc. and its merger with Verint Systems Inc. (February 2013)
  • American Securities – Acquisition of Metaldyne, a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered metal-based components (December 2012)
  • Lindsay Goldberg – Acquisition of a controlling interest in Value Place Holdings LLC (December 2012)
  • CVC Capital Partners – Acquisition of a majority interest in Cunningham Lindsey (December 2012)
  • Berkshire Partners – Formation of Torres Unidas, an owner and operator of Cell Towers in the Andean region of South America (November 2012)
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan – Acquisition of a majority interest in Heartland Dental Care (November 2012)
  • Decision Resources Group (Providence Equity Partners portfolio company) – Sale to Piramal Healthcare (July 2012)
  • Thomas H. Lee Capital Partners – Acquisition of a majority stake in party goods retailer Party City (June 2012)
  • HiT Entertainment (Apax Partners portfolio company) – $680M sale to Mattel (October 2011)
  • Archstone – In connection with claims that it breached various tax protection agreements in its take-private transaction (August 2011)
  • Verizon Communications – Acquisition of Cloudswitch, a cloud computing company (August 2011)
  • INC Research (Avista Capital Partners portfolio company) – Acquisition of clinical research firm Kendle International (May 2011)
  • American Securities – Acquisition of SpecialtyCare (May 2011)
  • Thomas H. Lee Capital Partners – Acquisition of Acosta (January 2011)
  • Avista Capital Partners – Acquisition of INC Research (August 2010)
  • Uno Restaurant Holdings – Chapter 11 reorganization (July 2010)
  • General Electric – Formation of Mubadala GE Capital PJSC, a multi-billion dollar global partnership with the UAE’s Mubadala Development Company (May 2010)
  • NBC Universal – Acquisition of the Weather Channel (July 2008)
  • Lehman Brother Holdings Inc. – $22B acquisition, with Tishman Speyer, of Archstone-Smith Trust (October 2007)
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