David A. Zaheer advises companies throughout their life cycle with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and company representation.

Mr. Zaheer draws on his broad company representation experience to guide public and private company clients through complex M&A and capital markets transactions. He regularly counsels companies throughout all stages of their development, and has extensive experience in a wide range of strategic transactions and public and private securities offerings. His broad experience allows him to advise clients on a full spectrum of issues impacting their most significant corporate transactions.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mr. Zaheer has advised on M&A transactions across industries, including:

Restaurants

  • Firehouse Restaurant Group in its sale to Restaurant Brands International
  • Nestlé in its acquisition of Blue Bottle Coffee
  • The Cheesecake Factory in its acquisition of Fox Restaurant Concepts
  • The Cheesecake Factory in a strategic investment from Roark Capital
  • MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings in numerous equity financing matters, including an investment transaction led by Clayton, Dublier & Rice

Foods and Supplements

  • Nestlé in its acquisition of The Bountiful Company, a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements; this transaction was awarded Outstanding Deal of the Year by The Deal Awards in 2022
  • Nestlé in various other acquisition and disposition transactions, including its acquisitions of Orgain, Essentia, Nuun, Freshly, Before Brands, Chameleon Cold Brew, Buitoni, the frozen pizza business of Kraft Foods Global, and Joseph’s Pizza
  • ChromaDex in a strategic joint venture transaction
  • Amsterdam Commodities in the acquisition of the global ingredients business of SunOpta

Entertainment and Media

  • Centricus in its acquisition of a majority stake in SK Global Entertainment
  • JTBC in its acquisition of a majority interest in the Wiip production company from CAA
  • Mast-Jägermeister in connection with its investment in Teremana, the tequila founded by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  • Anonymous Content in general corporate matters
  • ICM Partners in an investment transaction with Crestview Partners 
  • Macro Media in general corporate matters
  • Legendary Entertainment in its acquisition by an affiliate of Dalian Wanda Group 
  • Content Partners, LLC in its acquisition of Revolution Studios 
  • Open Road Releasing in its sale to Tang Media Partners
  • Shamrock Capital in its minority investment in Branded Cities

Healthcare

  • Molina Healthcare in its sale of Pathways Health and Community Support to Atar Capital
  • Munich Re in the sale of Windsor Health Group, Inc to The WellCare Group
  • Primary Provider Management Co. in its sale to Clayton, Dublier & Rice
  • Health Net in the sale of its Northeast business to UnitedHealth Group
  • Vatica Health in its recapitalization transaction with Great Hill Partners

Technology

  • Hyundai Motor Group in its autonomous vehicle joint venture with Aptiv
  • Parsons Corporation in its acquisitions of OGS, QRC, Blackhorse, and Xator
  • Babylist in general corporate matters
  • Eargo in a strategic investment transaction with Patient Square Capital
  • Goja in general corporate matters
  • Guidance Software, Inc. in its sale to OpenText 
  • United Online in its sale to B. Riley Financial 
  • Mozido in its acquisitions of SK C&C’s CorFire business and PayEase Corp.

Capital Markets

Mr. Zaheer has advised companies in numerous public and private securities offerings, including:

  • The Cheesecake Factory 
  • Vacatia
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • AutoGenomics
  • MOD Super Fast Pizza
  • LiveXLive Media
  • Hard Rock Hotel Holdings
  • Rentech
  • Live Nation
  • Prospect Medical
  • On Assignment

Joint Ventures

Mr. Zaheer has advised companies in numerous joint venture transactions, including:

  • Hyundai Motor
  • Chromadex
  • Eastdil Secured 
  • TechStyle Fashion Group
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Hard Rock Hotel Holdings
  • Rentech

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2001
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998