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Benjamin M. Goodchild


Benjamin M. Goodchild

New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Benjamin Goodchild is an associate in the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group with a broad multidisciplinary practice that includes experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance both within the US and internationally.  Mr. Goodchild’s practice includes counseling clients on mergers, joint ventures, stock purchases, asset acquisitions and divestitures and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions across a variety of industries, including TMT, healthcare, consumer goods and information technology.
Mr. Goodchild has been based in New York since 2015, having previously worked in the Firm’s London office. 


  • Pershing Square, L.P. (U.S.) and Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. (U.S.) (“PSTH”), the largest SPAC of all time, in its initial $4 billion merger agreement with Universal Music Group ("UMG") (Netherlands) and subsequent assignment of PSTH’s rights and obligations to acquire 10% of UMG to investment funds affiliated with William Ackman
  • Hyzon Motors (U.S.) in its business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation (U.S.) (a SPAC), under which Hyzon became a publicly listed company with an implied $2.1 billion equity value and the $355 million PIPE in connection with the merger
  • Tiffany & Co. (U.S.) in its approximately $16 billion acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (France)
  • Recruit Holdings (Japan) in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Glassdoor (U.S.)
  • HelloFresh (Germany) in its $277 million acquisition of Factor75 (U.S.)