Byron Patton is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Patton represents public and private companies, private equity sponsors, and portfolio companies in a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions for financial and strategic clients as well as general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Patton was an associate at a leading international law firm. Before attending law school, Mr. Patton served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Patton's experience includes advising:

Private Equity M&A

  • Ascendant Capital Partners in its strategic investment in DC BLOX, to accelerate deployment of digital infrastructure across the Southeast
  • GTCR in its:
    • Acquisition of Betcha Sports by its portfolio company Vivid Seats
    • Acquisition of FD Fund Administration by its portfolio company Ultimus Fund Solutions
    • Acquisition of PathGroup Holdings, one of the largest independent laboratories in the United States
  • Madison Dearborn Partners in its:
    • Acquisition of M&T Bank’s Wilmington Trust CIT Business
    • Acquisition of MoneyGram International, Inc., a global leader in money transfer services and the evolution of digital P2P payments
  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of CBAM Partners' CLO business and portfolio of assets for US$615 million in cash and approximately 4.2 newly issued common shares

Strategic M&A

  • GCP Applied Technologies, a provider of specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, packaging sealants, and coatings products, in its US$2.3 billion sale to Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
  • Opiant Pharmaceuticals, in its take-private sale to Indivior PLC
  • TechnipFMC, a global oilfield services company, in the pending sale of its measurement solutions business to One Equity Partners
  • Tenneco, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of automotive ride control and emission control products and systems, in its US$7.1 billion sale to Apollo Global Management 
  • Hagerty in its merger with Aldel Financial Inc., resulting in a combined publicly traded company with a market capitalization of approximately US$3.13 billion, including a US$704 million fully committed PIPE*
  • Primerica in its strategic acquisition of e-TeleQuote, a Florida-based senior health insurance distributor of Medicare-related insurance policies, valued on a pre-debt enterprise basis at US$600 million*
  • Ohio National in a strategic transaction with Constellation Insurance Holdings involving its sponsored demutualization, providing for Constellation to fund cash payments or policy benefits in the amount of US$500 million*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2020
    with honors
  • BA in Political Science & History, Hope College, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English