David Beller

  • Partner
  • Edavid.beller@lw.com
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.1247


David Beller advises on a broad range of M&A transactions, with a particular focus on significant leveraged buyout transactions for private equity sponsors.

Mr. Beller has worked on behalf of some of the world’s most sophisticated financial sponsors, including Apollo Global Management, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Searchlight Capital Partners, Starr Investment Holdings, and Astorg Partners. He regularly helps both financial sponsors and public companies navigate their most complex and highest-stakes transactions, including multibillion-dollar deals in the United States and internationally. His experience covers a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on the industrials, healthcare, automotive, technology, media, telecommunications, and business services sectors.

Mr. Beller’s broad practice includes advising on:

  • Public and private acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Co-investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Carve-outs
  • General corporate matters, including corporate governance and takeover defense

Mr. Beller serves as a member of the Associates’ Council of Prep for Prep, a New York-based, education-focused nonprofit organization.


Mr. Beller’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity Transactions
  • The Blackstone Group in the US$7 billion sale of stake in Cheniere Energy
  • KKR in its investment in Blue Sprig Pediatrics, and Blue Sprig’s subsequent acquisition of SCP Autism Services, a behavioral therapy and school services provider for children diagnosed with autism
  • CVC Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in communications and advisory firm Teneo from BC Partners
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division in its acquisition of Capital Vision Services from Altas Partners and CDPQ
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management in numerous transactions, including the:
    • US$2.7 billion pending acquisitions of Shutterfly and Snapfish, as well as their subsequent combination
    • US$2.2 billion acquisition of ClubCorp
    • US$1.47 billion initial public offering of common stock of portfolio company ADT
    • US$1.4 billion acquisition of NewPage Holdings by portfolio company Verso Paper Corporation
  • Astorg Partners in:
    • The acquisition by portfolio company Corsearch of Incopro, an online brand protection provider
    • The acquisition of Corsearch, a provider of a suite of end-to end brand risk and performance solutions including trademark research, online brand protection, and anti-piracy, from Audax Private Equity
    • Multiple acquisitions by portfolio company Anaqua including, Quantify IP, a global IP cost estimating software provider; O P Solutions, a provider of IP management software and practice automation; SeeUnity, a premium provider of API-based content integration and migration software products; and Actio IP, a tech-enabled IP services company
    • The acquisition by portfolio company IQ-EQ of Constellation Advisers, a leading co-sourced and outsourced investment management service provider
    • A consortium along with Nordic Capital and Novo Holdings, in connection with the merger of their portfolio company eResearchTechnologies with BioClinica, a technological and scientific leader in clinical imaging, in a deal reported to be valued at US$5.9 billion
    • The acquisition by portfolio company IQ-EQ of Blue River Partners, a provider of outsourced solutions to alternative asset managers
    • The acquisition of Anaqua, a provider of intellectual property asset management software and maintenance services, from Insight Venture Partners
    • Its investment in eResearchTechnology, a leading clinical trial technology and data company, in a deal reported to be valued at US$3.8 billion
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in:
    • Its strategic investment into Adams Outdoor Advertising, the fourth largest, and largest privately-held, out of home media operator in the United States, in a deal reported to be valued at more than US$1 billion
    • Its strategic investment in All Points Broadband, a leading Virginia-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) employing a unique model of public-private and electric-utility partnerships to provide universal high-speed broadband access across the Commonwealth of Virginia and in adjacent markets
    • The acquisition by portfolio company Sightline Payments of JOINGO®, a leading mobile engagement and loyalty platform for the casino gaming industry
    • Its acquisition of a majority stake in Care Advantage, a leading at-home care provider in the United States
    • Its strategic investment in Sightline Payments, a company dedicated to commerce solutions for the gaming, lottery, sports betting, entertainment, and hospitality industries
    • Its US$225 million preferred equity investment in MediaMath
    • Its US$150 million investment in Global Eagle Entertainment
    • The sale of its portfolio company 160over90 to Endeavor (as advisor to 160over90)        
  • Starr Investment Holdings in:
    • Its minority investment into CHG Healthcare, which is owned by Leonard Green and Ares
    • The US$7.5 billion sale of its portfolio company MultiPlan to funds advised by Hellman & Friedman (as advisor to MultiPlan)

  • Bain Capital Private Equity in its:
    • Acquisition of American Trailer Works from Southlake Equity
    • Acquisition of Big Tex Trailers from HIG Capital
    • Acquisition of MSX International from Court Square Capital and Seven Mile Capital Partners            
Strategic M&A Transactions
  • Via in its acquisition of Remix, a premier collaborative mapping platform for transportation planning and decision-making
  • Talen Energy Corporation in its US$5.2 billion sale to Riverstone Holdings
  • Clearwire Corporation in Sprint’s acquisition of the remaining stake in Clearwire, implying a US$14 billion enterprise value and the unsolicited competing offer for Clearwire by DISH Networks
  • The Macerich Company in connection with Simon Property Group’s US$23.2 billion unsolicited takeover offer, as well as the subsequent settlement agreement with two activist investors
  • The Board of Directors of SunEdison in connection with its settlement agreement with activist investor Greenlight Capital     

*Certain matters above were handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • JD, Cardozo Law School, 2008
  • BA in History, Yale University, 2004
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Public Company Representation