Kyle Adams is a corporate associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Mr. Adams advises public and private companies, private equity funds, and strategic investors on a range of complex corporate matters.

Mr. Adams advises clients on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Joint ventures
  • Carve-outs
  • General corporate matters

Mr. Adams' experience encompasses a range of industries that include technology, health care, life sciences, energy, gaming, retail and consumer products, telecommunications, and commercial lending, among others.

Mr. Adams’ experience includes advising:

Private Equity Transactions:

  • Leonard Green & Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including relating to:
    • SRS Distribution, a leading distributor of residential and commercial building products, in its $18.25 billion sale to The Home Depot
    • MDVIP, a national leader in membership-based, personalized primary healthcare, in its sale to West Street Capital Partners
    • AerSale, an integrated, diversified global leader in aviation aftermarket products and services, in its de-SPAC transaction with Monocle
    • Aspen Dental in its acquisition of ClearChoice, a provider of comprehensive practice support services to the nationwide network of ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers
    • CHG Healthcare in its acquisition of LocumsMart, a provider of technology solutions for the healthcare industry
  • The Blackstone Group in its:
    • US$7 billion sale of its stake in Cheniere Energy Partners
    • US$375 million acquisition of the US motorways business of HMSHost Corporation
  • Ares in its acquisition of:
    • Pacific Western Bank’s US$3.5 billion lender finance portfolio
    • Annaly Capital Management’s US$2.4 billion middle market lending portfolio
  • Energy Capital Partners in its acquisition of Borrego Solar’s energy and solar storage development business
  • Astorg and its portfolio company Open HEALTH in the acquisition of The CM Group, a leading US domestic medical communications platform
  • Cinven in its acquisition of Jaggaer, a global provider of procurement software for large and medium-sized enterprises, from Accel-KKR
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in its strategic investment in Sightline Payments, a company dedicated to commerce solutions for the gaming, lottery, sports betting, entertainment, and hospitality industries
  • Aquiline Capital Partners in its divestment of ENGS Commercial Finance, a provider of leasing and financing solutions especially for the transportation industry, to Mitsubishi

Strategic Transactions:

  • ironSource in its US$11.1 billion de-SPAC merger with Thoma Bravo Advantage
  • Avangrid in its US$4.3 billion acquisition of PNM Resources, an energy holding company
  • NRG Energy in its US$3.6 billion acquisition of Direct Energy, a provider of natural gas, electricity, and related services
  • Vistra Corp. in its:
    • US$3.43 acquisition of Energy Harbor Corp.
    • US$475 million acquisition of Ambit Holdings, a Dallas-based retail electric company
  • Harry’s in its US$1.37 billion merger with Edgewell Personal Care*
  • Oatly, a Sweden-based food company providing oat-based non-dairy products, in connection with:
    • Its US$1.6 billion initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq
    • A US$200 million equity investment round, led by Blackstone Growth
  • Sightline Payments in connection with:
    • A US$244 million equity investment round, led by Cannae Holdings and valuing Sightline at over US$1 billion
    • A US$100 million equity investment round, led by Cannae Holdings
    • An equity investment round, led by J.P. Morgan Payments
    • Its acquisition of Joingo, a leading mobile engagement and loyalty platform for the casino gaming industry
  • Sculptor Capital Management in its sale to Rithm Capital
  • Satsuma Pharmaceuticals in its sale to Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd. pursuant to a tender offer
  • Ayala Pharmaceuticals in its sale to Advaxis pursuant to a stock-for-stock merger
  • Romeo Power in its sale to Nikola Corporation pursuant to an exchange offer
  • Ribbon Communications in its acquisition of Anova Data, a provider of a cloud-native streaming analytics platform
  • The lenders in connection with the revolving credit facility for Legacy Reserves Inc., an energy company engaged in the development, production, and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties

Financial Advisors:

  • Morgan Stanley and LionTree Advisors as financial advisors to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of MSG Networks Inc. in its sale to Madison Square Garden Entertainment

*Deal was terminated

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Notre Dame Law School, 2017
    magna cum laude, Managing Senior Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
  • BA in Political Science, Wake Forest University, 2014
    cum laude