Freshfields represents Cazoo in $7B US De-SPAC
The Freshfields New York and London offices are leading in the representation of Cazoo in the sale of the company to a US SPAC at a purchase price that reflects an $8.1 billion equity value ($7 billion enterprise value) and includes a PIPE commitment for $800 million from some of the leading institutional investors in the US. Upon the closing of the transaction, Cazoo will be listed on the NYSE.
The transaction was announced this morning and is described here.
The Freshfields team is led by partners Valerie Ford Jacob and Sebastian Fain in New York, and partner Natasha Good in London.
The Freshfields New York team also consists of:
Jeremy Barr – counsel, Corporate
Elizabeth Bieber – counsel, Corporate
Olaf Ehlers – senior associate, Corporate
Briony Driscoll – associate, Corporate
Max Neumann – associate, Corporate
Mark Tan – associate, Corporate
Stephen Wilkinson – associate, Corporate
Robert Scarborough – partner, Tax
David Mitchell – senior associate, Tax
Lori Goodman – partner, Employee benefits and executive compensation
Olivia Radin – partner, White-collar and global investigations
The Freshfields London team also consists of:
Mark Austin – partner, Corporate
Kate Cooper – partner, Corporate
James Smethurst – partner, Corporate
Piusha Bose – counsel, Corporate
Tom Bloxsome – associate, Corporate
Henry Chau – associate, Corporate
Tochie Israel-Bolarinwa – associate, Corporate
Giles Pratt – partner, Intellectual property
Michael Evans – senior associate, Intellectual property
Peter Clements – partner, Tax
Laura McDaniel – associate, Tax
Alice Greenwell – partner, Employee benefits and executive compensation
Guy Huffen – associate, Employee benefits and executive compensation
Tom Rhodes – associate, Regulatory
The Freshfields team worked closely with Cazoo General Counsel Ned Staple on this transaction.
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