Richard Quay represents financial sponsors, their portfolio companies, and public and private strategic interests in high-profile, cross-border corporate transactions across a broad spectrum of industries.

Mr. Quay has helped some of the world’s most sophisticated financial sponsors — including Apollo Global Management, Searchlight Capital Partners, and Morgan Stanley — navigate complex:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs, and other dispositions
  • Large-cap private equity investments and leveraged buyouts
  • Co-investments and joint ventures
  • General corporate matters

He crafts creative solutions to quickly, efficiently, and effectively execute his clients’ business objectives for their most critical matters. 

Mr. Quay’s experience includes representing:

Private Equity/Strategic M&A

  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition of Apex Companies, a leading provider of end-to-end environmental consulting and engineering solutions, from Sentinel Capital Partners
  • Apollo in:
    • Its US$7.5 billion acquisition of certain telecommunications assets from Lumen Technologies*
    • Its US$5 billion acquisition of Yahoo from Verizon*
    • Cowen Sustainable Advisors’s minority investment in its portfolio company, ecoATM*
    • Its preferred investment in Albertsons Companies*
    • Its US$300 million investment in Cimpress*
  • Yahoo in selling certain assets to Limelight Networks*
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in:
    • ForgeLight’s acquisition of Univision Holdings*
    • The merger of Grupo Televisa’s US operations with Univision*
  • Hexion in:
    • Selling its phenolic resins and forest products division to Black Diamond Capital Management and Investindustrial Advisors Limited*
    • Corporate representation during its bankruptcy*
  • MPM Holdings in its sale to a Korean consortium of purchasers*
  • Elysium Management in acquiring Perkins Restaurant & Bakery in a 363 sale*
  • Oaktree Capital Management in selling PulseR to The Jordan Company*
  • Firestone & Robertson Distilling in its sale to Pernod Richard USA*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2011
  • A.B., Princeton University, 2007