Ryan McCarthy is a partner in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. McCarthy has a broad-based transactional practice, with a focus on representing strategic buyers and sellers, private equity firms, growth equity firms, and their portfolio companies, in connection with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Complex investments
  • Carve-outs
  • Auction processes
  • Joint ventures
  • Reorganizations
  • General corporate matters

Mr. McCarthy's practice spans a variety of sectors, ranging from technology and healthcare to energy and retail. 

Previously, Mr. McCarthy worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in its financial services division.

Mr. McCarthy’s recent transactions include representing:

  • KKR Technology Growth in its several transactions, including its:
    • Merger of Level Access and eSSENTIAL Accessibility
    • Investment in Semperis
    • Investment in Anchorage Digital
    • Co-investment in NetSPI alongside Ten Eleven Ventures
    • Investment in RV Share
    • Investment in O9 Solutions
    • Investment in Slice (MyPizza Technologies, Inc.)
  • Summit Partners in its investment in each of: 
    • Snap Finance
    • 48forty Solutions
    • Halborn
  • Spectrum Equity in its investment in each of:
    • CINC Systems
    • Agilis Systems
    • Kajabi
    • Verisys
    • Rain King Software
    • Headspace
  • Westview Capital Partners in numerous investments including its acquisition of, or investment in each of:
    • Apex Technologies LLC
    • Abacus Group
    • Collaborative Solutions
    • Jopari Solutions
    • Snow Companies
    • Alpha II
    • Wavelink Software
  • ABRY Partners in its acquisition of each of:
    • FastMed Urgent Care
    • Dermatology Associates
    • NSM Insurance
  • BV Investment in its sale of RKD Group to Incline Equity Partners
  • Bitly in its acquisition of Egoditor
  • MSA Security in its acquisition by Allied Universal
  • CARWAVE in its acquisition by KAR
  • Nexus Systems in its sale to Bottomline Technologies 
  • Perella Weinberg Growth Equity in its investment in each of:
    • MetalEra Holdings
    • MSA Security
  • Payer Compass in its acquisition by Zelis
  • Harvest Partners Structured Capital Fund in its investment in American Roland Foods
  • Definitive Healthcare in its sale to Advent International
  • Snow Companies in its sale to Omnicom Group, Inc.
  • Mintz Group in its sale to ICV Partners
  • VMG Partners in the sale of Babyganics to SC Johnson & Son Inc.
  • LogMeIn, Inc. in its acquisition of Bold Software
  • ALKU in its sale to FFL Partners
  • Park Place Technologies in its sale to GTCR
  • MC Partners in its investment in Neutral Connect

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts


  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2005
    cum laude
  • BA, Bowdoin College, 1999