Sean Denvir, an experienced M&A lawyer, advises private equity sponsors and public and private companies in a range of industries on strategic corporate transactions.

Mr. Denvir advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, including:

  • Leveraged buyouts and take-private transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Carve-out transactions
  • Minority investments

His experience includes representing clients in the entertainment, sports, and media; technology; retail and consumer products; education; infrastructure; and real estate industries.

Mr. Denvir also regularly provides general corporate representation to public and private company clients in connection with corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. He combines experience in a full spectrum of complex transactions with a practical commercial sensibility to serve clients efficiently.

Mr. Denvir’s experience includes:

Private Equity Transactions

  • Leonard Green & Partners in the acquisitions of, or investments in, Charter NEX, Troon Golf, and West Shore Home, as well as the sales of Scitor Corporation, Charter Next Generation, and Troon Golf
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its investment in Foley Products Company, and the sale of Agro Merchants Group to Americold Realty Trust
  • Platinum Equity in the acquisition of The Cook & Boardman Group
  • Sun Capital Partners in the acquisition by its affiliate of National Tree Company
  • Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management in the investment by its affiliated funds in Duck Creek Technologies and Security Scorecard
  • Ripple Industries in the acquisitions of Aftermarket Performance Group and Schumacher Electric Corporation
  • Peninsula Pacific in its acquisitions of Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Eco-Pan and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City, Iowa, as well as the sale of Concrete Pumping Holdings
  • Rizvi Traverse Management, in its take private acquisition of RealD

Entertainment and Media Transactions

  • MGM Studios in its acquisitions of United Artists Media Group and Big Fish Entertainment
  • Ithaca Holdings in its sale to HYBE and acquisitions of Big Machine Label Group and Atlas Music Publishing
  • HYBE America in its acquisition of Quality Control Music
  • Universal Music Group in its investment in NTWRK
  • Endeavor in its sale of IMG Academy to BPEA EQT
  • Participant Media in the formation of Amblin Partners
  • Verizon Media in its acquisition of a minority equity interest in Awesomeness TV and its joint venture with Hearst Communications to acquire Complex Media
  • STX Films in its 2019 capital raise of over US$100 million

Other Representative Transactions

  • Nestlé Health Science in its acquisitions of Vital Proteins and Pamlab, as well as the sale of Nestlé Health Science-Pamlab
  • Nestlé USA in its acquisition of Sweet Earth
  • Nestlé Purina in its acquisition of the pet treats business of Red Collar Pet Foods
  • Emergent Cold Latin America in its acquisition of Qualianz
  • PLBY Group in its acquisition of Honey Birdette
  • Lucky Brand Dungarees in its Section 363 bankruptcy sale to SPARC Group and an affiliate of Authentic Brands Group
  • Avery Dennison in the sale of its consumer and office products and designed engineering solutions businesses to CCL Industries
  • Fiverr in its acquisition of ClearVoice

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2008
    Order of the Coif, Southern California Law Review
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005