David Beller advises private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and strategic acquirers on complex corporate transactions and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Beller draws on his extensive deal experience and solutions-oriented advice to represent sophisticated financial sponsors and public companies, including:

  • Searchlight Capital Partners
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Astorg Capital Partners
  • Blackstone
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
  • Goldman Sachs

His transactional experience spans multiple industry verticals, including healthcare; technology, media and telecom, and business services.

A distinguished leader within and outside the firm, Mr. Beller regularly garners recognition for his skill in private equity transactions from top industry publications, including The Deal and The Legal 500 US.

Mr. Beller’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity Transactions

  • Partnership led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) and Global Infrastructure Management (GIP) on its US$6.2 billion acquisition of ALLETE, an energy company
  • Searchlight Capital Partners on:
    • Its strategic investment in Mainstream Fiber Networks
    • Its strategic investment in Wecom, an Arizona-based internet service provider
    • Its take-private acquisition of Hemisphere Media Group
    • Its minority investment in Euclid Transactional
    • Its US$1 billion strategic investment in Adams Outdoor Advertising
    • Its strategic investment in All Points Broadband
    • Acquiring Care Advantage
    • Its strategic investment in Sightline Payments
    • Its US$225 million preferred equity investment in MediaMath and subsequent out-of-court restructuring
    • Its US$150 million investment in Global Eagle Entertainment
    • Portfolio company 160over90’s sale to Endeavor, as advisor to 160over90
  • Astorg Partners on:
    • Portfolio company Clario’s acquisition of ArtiQ, a Belgium-based medical software company focused on the diagnosis and treatment for patients with lung diseases
    • Its sale of portfolio company Clario’s Software Solutions business, an end-to-end solution to support the clinical trial lifecycle, to Sitero
    • Portfolio company Clario’s sale of its Drug Safety Solutions to Stanley Capital Partners
    • Portfolio company Solina’s carve-out acquisition of Saratoga Food Specialties business from Smithfield Foods
    • Portfolio company IQ-EQ’s acquisition of JGM Fund Services and JGM Fund Administration, two providers of integrated account, tax, fund management, and investor services 
    • Acquiring OPEN Health, a provider healthcare marketing, and its acquisition of Acsel Health and The CM Group
    • Acquiring Corsearch from Audax Private Equity
    • Portfolio company eResearch Technology’s US$5.9 billion merger with BioClinica, as part of a consortium, with Nordic Capital and Novo Holdings
    • Acquiring Anaqua from Insight Venture Partners
    • Its US$3.8 billion investment in eResearchTechnology
  • Funds managed by Apollo Global Management affiliates on multiple transactions, including the:
    • Antitrust aspects of the US$2.7 billion acquisitions of Shutterfly and Snapfish and their subsequent combination
    • US$2.2 billion acquisition of ClubCorp
    • US$1.47 billion initial public offering of portfolio company ADT common stock
    • US$1.4 billion acquisition of NewPage Holdings by portfolio company Verso Paper 
  • The Blackstone Group on:
    • Selling a US$7 billion stake in Cheniere Energy
    • Acquiring the US motorway operations of HMSHost, an Autogrill subsidiary
  • Bain Capital Private Equity on acquiring:
    • American Trailer Works, a trailer manufacturer
    • Big Tex Trailers, a manufacturer of professional-grade trailers
    • MSX International, a provider of retail network and human capital solutions
  • KKR on its investment in Blue Sprig Pediatrics and Blue Sprig’s subsequent acquisition of SCP Autism Services
  • CVC Capital Partners on acquiring a majority stake in communications and advisory firm Teneo from BC Partners
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division on acquiring Capital Vision Services from Altas Partners and CDP
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners on acquiring Apex Companies, a provider of water resource management and related environmental services
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, Inc. and Leif Höegh & Co, through a 50/50 joint venture, on its NOK 1.8 billion take-private acquisition of Höegh LNG, a Norway-based LNG transportation and services company

Strategic M&A Transactions

  • Sightline Payments, a payment solutions provider for mobile gaming companies and the casino industry, in multiple capital raises and strategic transactions
  • Via on acquiring Remix
  • Talen Energy on its US$5.2 billion sale to Riverstone Holdings
  • Clearwire on Sprint’s acquiring the remaining stake in Clearwire, implying a US$14 billion enterprise value, and on DISH Networks’ unsolicited competing offer for Clearwire
  • The Macerich Company on Simon Property Group’s US$23.2 billion unsolicited takeover offer and the subsequent settlement agreement with two activist investors
  • SunEdison’s Board of Directors on 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