Daniel R. Breslin

  • Partner
  • Edaniel.breslin@lw.com
  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
  • T +1.312.777.7131


Daniel Breslin advises private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, and clients on mergers and acquisitions and other significant corporate transactions, both in the US and cross-border.

Mr. Breslin regularly advises on a wide range of transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • SPACs
  • Minority investments 
  • Joint ventures 
  • Corporate reorganizations and restructurings 
  • Corporate governance

Mr. Breslin delivers solution-oriented counsel to private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and strategic clients. Combining experience in a wide variety of M&A and general corporate matters, he develops business-focused strategies for clients’ most critical transactions. 

He is a member of Latham's Ethics Committee. 


Private Equity M&A

Mr. Breslin regularly advises major private equity firms on significant transactions across industries, including:

  • Onex Corporation and Onex Partners in its:
    • Acquisition of Clarivate Analytics and subsequent de-SPAC transaction
    • Merger of equals of SMG with AEG Facilities 
    • PIPE investment in Emerald Holdings 
  • The Carlyle Group in its:
    • Acquisition of Acosta Sales & Marketing
    • Acquisition of Workforce LogIQ
  • GTCR in its:
    • Acquisition of Cole-Parmer
    • Acquisition of Correctional Healthcare Companies
  • BDT Capital in its:
    • Acquisition of Truck-Lite with Koch Equity Development
    • Sale of Lakeshore Beverage
    • Acquisition of Lew’s Fishing
Strategic M&A

Mr. Breslin’s strategic M&A experience includes advising: 

  • The Special Committee of the Board of Dell Technologies in the US$21 billion exchange by Dell Technologies of Class V Common Stock into Class C Common Stock with a cash election option
  • Bass Pro Shops in its acquisition of Cabela's Incorporated and related preferred equity financing
  • Johnson Electric in its acquisition of Stackpole International
  • Sirona Dental in its merger of equals with DENTSPLY International 
  • Globe Specialty Metals in its merger of equals with Grupo FerroAtlantica
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation in its sale of the Hyatt Residential Group
  • LifeStorage LP in its sale to Sovran Self Storage
  • Illinois Tool Works in its acquisition of the Engineered Fasteners and Components business of ZF TRW
  • Lindblad Expeditions in its preferred equity financing
  • Nesco Holdings in its acquisition of Custom Truck One Source and related equity financing

Mr. Breslin has significant experience executing SPAC transactions, including:

  • Clarivate Analytics, Virgin Galactic and GCM Grosvenor in their de-SPAC transactions
  • Capitol Investment Corp. IV in its investment in Nesco Holdings
Bar Qualification
  • Illinois
  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2012
    James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
    Distinctive Scholastic Achievement, Dean's List
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Public Company Representation
  • Private Equity