David Beller advises on a broad range of M&A transactions, with a particular focus on significant leveraged buyout transactions for private equity sponsors.

Mr. Beller has worked on behalf of some of the world’s most sophisticated financial sponsors, including Apollo Global Management, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Searchlight Capital Partners, Starr Investment Holdings, and Astorg Partners. He regularly helps both financial sponsors and public companies navigate their most complex and highest-stakes transactions, including multibillion-dollar deals in the United States and internationally. His experience covers a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on the industrials, healthcare, automotive, technology, media, telecommunications, and business services sectors.

Mr. Beller’s broad practice includes advising on:

  • 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 member of the Associates’ Council of Prep for Prep, a New York-based, education-focused nonprofit organization.

Mr. Beller’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity Transactions

  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management in numerous transactions, including the:
    • US$2.7 billion acquisitions of Shutterfly and Snapfish, as well as their subsequent combination
    • US$2.2 billion acquisition of ClubCorp
    • US$1.47 billion initial public offering of common stock of portfolio company ADT
    • US$1.4 billion acquisition of NewPage Holdings by portfolio company Verso Paper Corporation
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in:
    • The take-private of Hemisphere Media Group by Portfolio Asset Gato Investments LP
    • The recapitalization of MediaMath and merger of an affiliate of Searchlight into MediaMath making the firm its indirect majority owner
    • Its minority investment in Euclid Transactional, a managing general agent focused on transactional risk insurance solutions, including rep and warranty, tax indemnity, and contingent liability insurance products across North America and Europe
    • Its strategic investment into Adams Outdoor Advertising in a deal reported to be valued at more than US$1 billion
    • Its strategic investment in All Points Broadband
    • The acquisition by portfolio company Sightline Payments of JOINGO®
    • Its acquisition of a majority stake in 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
    • The sale of its portfolio company 160over90 to Endeavor (as advisor to 160over90)
  • Astorg Partners in:
    • The divestiture by portfolio company Clario (f/k/a eResearchTechnology) of its Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Services Solutions (DSS) division to Stanley Capital Partners
    • Portfolio company IQ-EQ in multiple acquistions, including Greyline Partners, Constellation Advisers, and Blue River Partners
    • Portfolio company Corsearch in its acquisition of Incopro
    • The acquisition of Corsearch from Audax Private Equity
    • Portfolio company Anaqua in multiple acquisitions, including Quantify IP, O P Solutions, SeeUnity, and Actio IP
    • A consortium along with Nordic Capital and Novo Holdings, in connection with merger of portfolio company eResearch Technology with BioClinica, in a deal reported to be valued at US$5.9 billion
    • The acquisition of Anaqua from Insight Venture Partners
    • Its investment in eResearchTechnology in a deal reported to be valued at US$3.8 billion
  • The Blackstone Group in the US$7 billion sale of stake in Cheniere Energy
  • KKR in its investment in Blue Sprig Pediatrics and Blue Sprig’s subsequent acquisition of SCP Autism Services
  • CVC Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in communications and advisory firm Teneo from BC Partners
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division in its acquisition of Capital Vision Services from Altas Partners and CDP

Strategic M&A Transactions

  • Via in its acquisition of Remix
  • Talen Energy Corporation in its US$5.2 billion sale to Riverstone Holdings
  • Clearwire Corporation in Sprint’s acquisition of the remaining stake in Clearwire, implying a US$14 billion enterprise value and the unsolicited competing offer for Clearwire by DISH Networks
  • The Macerich Company in connection with Simon Property Group’s US$23.2 billion unsolicited takeover offer, as well as the subsequent settlement agreement with two activist investors
  • The Board of Directors of SunEdison in connection with its settlement agreement with activist investor Greenlight Capital

*Certain matters above were handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • JD, Cardozo Law School, 2008
  • BA in History, Yale University, 2004