Dalton Powell advises global clients, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as public and privately held companies on complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.

Mr. Powell leverages his transactional experience and Latham’s robust global platform to guide clients in transformative transactions and diverse industries, including:

  • Private equity transactions
  • Public and private mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and strategic investments
  • Preferred investments
  • Corporate reorganizations and restructurings 
  • Corporate governance

Mr. Powell serves as the local leader of the Latham Chicago office’s First Generation Professionals Affinity Group.

Mr. Powell prioritizes giving back to the community and maintains an active pro bono practice, including guardian ad litem in partnership with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, corporate governance to community non-profits, and domestic violence U-Visa applications. He volunteers with Lincoln Park Community Services, a local community organization serving individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Chicago, as well as with his local parish, St. Clement.

Before attending law school, Mr. Powell passed the Certified Public Accountant exam. While attending the Duke University School of Law, Mr. Powell served as an executive editor of Law & Contemporary Problems and as a senior research editor on Duke Law & Technology Review. He was also a member of the Startup Ventures Clinic.

Mr. Powell’s representative experience includes:

Private Equity

  • Madison Dearborn Partners in its take-private acquisition of MoneyGram International, Inc.
  • BDT Capital and its portfolio companies in acquisitions and other corporate governance matters
  • Various Pritzker Family Business Interests in acquisition of healthcare-related operating companies, including:
    • Crown Health Care Laundry Services
    • Epic Healthcare Staffing

Private M&A Transactions

  • Bending Spoons in its cross-border acquisition of Mosaic Group Digital Assets from IAC
  • Tegus on its cross-border acquisition of Canalyst Financial Modeling Corporation
  • Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical in the sale of Sagent Pharmaceuticals and Omega Laboratories to Ellimist Singapore
  • Sportradar in its cross-border acquisition of Synergy Sports, a leading US College sports data and video analytics provider
  • Castle Creek in a portfolio company acquisition of Novavita

Public Company Transactions

  • TransUnion in its sale of TransUnion Healthcare to nThrive, a leading healthcare revenue cycle management SaaS platform, in a transaction valued at US$1.7 billion 
  • Tritium, an Australia-based developer and manufacturer of direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles, in its de-SPAC merger with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II
  • Ares Management Corporation, a global asset manager, in sales of certain loan portfolio assets
  • Nesco Holdings in equity financing transactions in connection with the acquisition of Custom Truck One Source

Joint Ventures & Strategic Investments

  • Cain International in various joint venture and strategic investments, including a joint venture in Aman Hotels
  • Wafra, Inc. in its partnership with Intermountain Infrastructure Group
  • Preferred investments and various emerging growth company financings on the company-side and investor-side for:
    • Rivian, on multiple venture capital financings
    • General Catalyst
    • DNS Capital

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD/LLM, Duke University School of Law
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BS in Accounting & Finance, Truman State University
    summa cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English