Eric Schwartzman leverages decades of transactional experience and business judgment to help clients across industries buy, build, and sell companies.

Mr. Schwartzman guides private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and public and private companies on:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Recapitalizations
  • Take-privates
  • Carve-outs and restructurings
  • Joint ventures

Having practiced in New York and now the Bay Area, he brings a market and commercial perspective to effectively and efficiently achieve clients’ business objectives. His practice spans a range of industries, including technology and its many subsectors, telecom, media and entertainment, financial services, healthcare, consumer, retail, energy, manufacturing, and industrials.

Mr. Schwartzman previously served as Co-Chair of the New York Corporate Department and as a member of the Recruiting Committee.

Mr. Schwartzman’s experience includes advising:

  • Silver Lake and its portfolio company Vacasa in the acquisition of TurnKey Vacation Rentals and Vacasa’s deSPAC business combination with TPG Pace Solutions
  • Carlyle in its acquisitions of HireVue*, Syniverse Technologies, Hawaiian Telcom, and Dex Media; in its sale of CPU Technologies*; and in its public-to-public merger of Dex Media and R.H. Donnelley
  • Searchlight Capital in its control investment in Sightline Payments
  • Welsh Carson in its acquisition of Clearwater Analytics*
  • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio company Evidon in the sale of Evidon to CrownPeak, a K1 Investment Management portfolio company*
  • Madrone Partners and BDT Capital in their acquisition of EXOS*
  • Sovereign Wealth Fund of Oman in its acquisition of Cognate*
  • Sandton Capital and its portfolio company Aymium in Aymium’s Series B financing
  • Invictus Growth Partners in its acquisition of Allbound
  • Shift4 in its acquisition of The Giving Block
  • Cloudways in its sale to DigitalOcean
  • Great Place to Work in its sale to UKG
  • Chrome River in its sale to Certify, a K1 Investment Management portfolio company*
  • iCIMS in its sale to Vista*
  • in its take-private sale to Siris Capital*
  • Hubbell in more than 25 acquisitions of small to medium-sized companies engaged in Hubbell’s electrical, industrial, and commercial markets

*Matter handled outside of Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • JD, Syracuse University College of Law, 1995
  • BA, Lafayette College, 1992