Edward Brennan is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice groups.

Mr. Brennan represents private equity sponsors and companies in mergers and acquisitions and other transformative corporate transactions, including competitive auction processes, platform acquisitions, add-ons, carve-outs, joint ventures, minority investments, and reorganizations. In addition to his wide breadth of experience across a variety of industries, he also specializes in advising clients in GP stakes and asset manager acquisitions.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Brennan served as associate general counsel at a proprietary trading firm and has previous experience at other internationally recognized law firms.

While in law school, Mr. Brennan was a member of the Biotech and Life Science Advisors Group, a non-profit consulting group comprised of cross-disciplinary graduate students advising early-stage entrepreneurs and inventors on market research, technology assessment, competitor analysis, business plan development, and overall strategy.

Mr. Brennan’s experience includes advising: 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners in the combination of its platform company, OhmConnect, with assets from Google Nest’s Renew services business to form Renew Home
  • Tegus in its cross-border acquisition of Canalyst Financial Modeling Corporation
  • Wafra, Inc. in its partnership with Intermountain Infrastructure Group

GP Stakes/Asset Management

  • Coinbase in its acquisition of One River Digital Asset Management
  • Hunter Point Capital on its GP Stakes Transaction and Strategic Partnership with Pretium
  • Azimut Alternative Capital Partners in its investment in RoundShield Partners
  • Azimut Group in its investment in Kennedy Capital Management

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Washington University School of Law, 2017
    cum laude
  • BA, University of Michigan, 2012
    with distinction