Daniel Williams advises private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and strategic investors in mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Williams helps US and global clients to execute transactions in a full spectrum of industries. His experience with complex cross-border transactions includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Carve-outs
  • Joint ventures
  • Minority investments
  • Sales of distressed assets

Mr. Williams draws on a proven track record to develop substantive solutions for his clients, employing a calm and confident approach to negotiations and an ability to diffuse high-pressure situations.

Mr. Williams’ representative experience includes advising:

  • Odyssey Investment Partners in a number of transactions, including:
    • IEM
    • Magna Legal Services
    • CPI International
    • Painters Supply
    • Planet Group
    • Service Champions
    • Protective Industrial Products
    • Applied Technical Services
    • ProPharma
    • NSi Industries
    • Aramsco
  • Siemens, in several transactions, including:
    • Acquisition of Brightly Software, a software-as-a service provider of asset and maintenance management solutions
    • In its investment in Electrify America, an ultra-fast electric vehicle charging network in North America
    • US$4.5 billion acquisition of Mentor Graphics Corporation, a company dealing in electronic design automation
  • Cogentrix Power, in several transactions, including the sale of a 49% interest in Rhode Island State Energy Center to EGCO Group
  • Cinven Partners’ acquisition of:
    • Jaggaer, a global provider of procurement software for large- and medium-sized enterprises
    • National Seating & Mobility, a leading provider of complex rehabilitation mobility and accessibility solutions
  • NRG Energy in its acquisition of Direct Energy through a carve out
  • MD Helicopters in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale
  • Energy Capital Partners, along with a consortium of investors, in the pending US$17 billion acquisition of Calpine Corporation, a wholesale power generation company, operating natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, University of Texas School of Law, 2015
    with honors
  • BA, Southern Methodist University, 2012