David Beller advises on US and cross-border M&A transactions, with a particular focus on leveraged buyout transactions for private equity sponsors.

Mr. Beller represents a variety of sophisticated financial sponsors and public companies in their most complex transactions, including:

  • 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 2023 David Rockefeller Fellow, a one-year immersive program that prepares executives for civil leadership, from its Partnership for New York City.

Mr. Beller was shortlisted for Dealmaker of the Year: Middle Market by The Deal Awards 2022, a recognition that celebrates “the elite advisors and service providers who power the deal economy.”

Mr. Beller’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity Transactions

  • Searchlight Capital Partners on:
    • The take-private acquisition of Hemisphere Media Group
    • MediaMath’s out of court restructuring
    • Its minority investment in Euclid Transactional
    • Its strategic investment in Adams Outdoor Advertising in a deal valued at more than US$1 billion
    • Its strategic investment in All Points Broadband
    • Portfolio company Sightline Payments’ acquisition of JOINGO®
    • Acquisition of Care Advantage
    • Its strategic investment in Sightline Payments
    • Its US$225 million preferred equity investment in MediaMath
    • Its US$150 million investment in Global Eagle Entertainment
    • Portfolio company 160over90’s sale to Endeavor, as advisor to 160over90
  • Astorg Capital Partners on:
    • Acquisition of Saratoga Food Specialties, a supplier of custom dry seasoning blends and liquid solutions, such as sauces, dressings, and glazes for quick service restaurants and food manufacturers, through portfolio company Solina
    • Acquisition of the CM Group, a medical communications platform, through portfolio company Open Health Communications
    • Acquisition of JGM Fund Services and JGM Fund Administration, two providers of integrated account, tax, fund management, and investor services, through portfolio company IQ-EQ
    • Acquisition of Acsel Health, a life sciences industry management consulting business, through portfolio company Open Health
    • Acquisition of OPEN Health, a leading global provider of scientific communications and market access services to the pharmaceutical industry
    • Portfolio company Clario’s divestiture of its Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Services Solutions division to Stanley Capital Partners
    • Multiple acquisitions for portfolio company IQ-EQ, including of Greyline Partners, Constellation Advisers, and Blue River Partners
    • Portfolio company Corsearch on its acquisition of Incopro
    • Acquisition of Corsearch from Audax Private Equity
    • Multiple acquisitions for portfolio company Anaqua, including of Quantify IP, O P Solutions, SeeUnity, and Actio IP
    • The US$5.9 billion merger of portfolio company eResearch Technology with BioClinica, as part of a consortium, along with Nordic Capital and Novo Holdings
    • Acquisition of Anaqua from Insight Venture Partners
    • Its US$3.8 billion investment in eResearchTechnology
  • Funds managed by Apollo Global Management affiliates on numerous transactions, including on 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 
  • Bain Capital Private Equity on its acquisition of:
    • American Trailer Works, a manufacturer and supplier of trailers
    • Big Tex Trailers, a manufacturer and supplier of professional-grade trailers
    • MSX International, a provider of retail network and human capital solutions
  • The Blackstone Group on:
    • Selling a US$7 billion stake in Cheniere Energy
    • Acquisition of US motorway operations of HMSHost, a subsidiary of Autogrill
  • KKR on its investment in Blue Sprig Pediatrics and Blue Sprig’s subsequent acquisition of SCP Autism Services
  • CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition a majority stake in communications and advisory firm Teneo from BC Partners
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division on its acquisition of Capital Vision Services from Altas Partners and CDP
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in their acquisition of Apex Companies, a provider of water resource management and related environmental services for commercial industries 
  • One Equity Partners and its portfolio company Infobip on the carve-out acquisition from Amdocs of OpenMarket, a leading provider of mobile messaging solutions to enterprises 
  • Beach Point Capital’s strategic investment in Walker Digital Table Systems, a provider of smart casino table games solutions
  • Inflexion on its acquisition of Enviolo, a Netherlands-based e-bike components manufacturer

Strategic M&A Transactions

  • Sightline Payments, a provider of payment solutions for mobile gaming companies and casino industry, in multiple capital raises and strategic transactions
  • Via on its acquisition of Remix
  • Talen Energy on its US$5.2 billion sale to Riverstone Holdings
  • Clearwire on Sprint’s acquisition of 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