David Beller

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

David Beller advises on a broad range of M&A transactions, with a particular focus on significant leveraged buyout transactions for private equity sponsors.

Mr. Beller has worked on behalf of some of the world’s most sophisticated financial sponsors, including Apollo Global Management, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital, Searchlight Capital Partners, Starr Investment Holdings, and Astorg Partners. He regularly helps both financial sponsors and public companies navigate their most complex and highest-stakes transactions, including multibillion-dollar deals in the United States and internationally. His experience covers a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on the industrials, healthcare, automotive, technology, media, telecommunications, and business services sectors.

Mr. Beller’s broad practice includes advising on:

  • Public and private acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Co-investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Carve-outs
  • General corporate matters, including corporate governance and takeover defense

Mr. Beller serves as a member of the Associates’ Council for Prep for Prep, a New York-based, education-focused nonprofit organization.

Mr. Beller’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity Transactions
  • KKR in its investment in Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Inc., and Blue Sprig’s subsequent acquisition of SCP Autism Services, LLC, a behavioral therapy and school services provider for children diagnosed with autism
  • CVC Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in communications and advisory firm Teneo from BC Partners
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division in its acquisition of Capital Vision Services from Altas Partners and CDPQ
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management in numerous transactions, including the:
    • US$2.7 billion pending acquisitions of Shutterfly and Snapfish, as well as their subsequent combination
    • US$2.2 billion acquisition of ClubCorp
    • US$1.47 billion initial public offering of common stock of portfolio company ADT
    • US$1.4 billion acquisition of NewPage Holdings by portfolio company Verso Paper Corporation
  • Bain Capital Private Equity in its:
    • Acquisition of American Trailer Works from Southlake Equity
    • Acquisition of Big Tex Trailers from HIG Capital
    • Acquisition of MSX International from Court Square Capital and Seven Mile Capital Partners
  • Astorg Partners in its:
    • Acquisition of Anaqua, a provider of intellectual property asset management software and maintenance services, from Insight Venture Partners
    • Investment in eResearchTechnology, a leading clinical trial technology and data company in a deal reported to be valued at US$3.8 billion
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in:
    • Its US$225 million preferred equity investment in MediaMath
    • Its US$150 million investment in Global Eagle Entertainment
    • The sale of its portfolio company 160over90 to Endeavor (as advisor to 160over90)        
  • Starr Investment Holdings in:
    • Its minority investment into CHG Healthcare, which is owned by Leonard Green and Ares
    • The US$7.5 billion sale of its portfolio company MultiPlan to funds advised by Hellman & Friedman (as advisor to MultiPlan)               

Strategic M&A Transactions
  • Talen Energy Corporation in its US$5.2 billion sale to Riverstone Holdings
  • Clearwire Corporation in Sprint’s acquisition of the remaining stake in Clearwire, implying a US$14 billion enterprise value and the unsolicited competing offer for Clearwire by DISH Networks
  • The Macerich Company in connection with Simon Property Group’s US$23.2 billion unsolicited takeover offer, as well as the subsequent settlement agreement with two activist investors
  • The Board of Directors of SunEdison in connection with its settlement agreement with activist investor Greenlight Capital     

*Certain matters above were handled prior to joining Latham

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