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Eric Schwartzman

San Francisco
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA

Eric Schwartzman combines over two decades of transactional and legal experience with practical business judgment to help clients buy, invest in, and sell companies.

Eric represents private equity sponsors and public and private companies in a variety of complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, dispositions, take-privates, carve-outs, restructurings, and joint ventures. He has deep experience in a diverse range of industries, including technology and its many subsectors, telecommunications, media and entertainment, financial services, healthcare, consumer, retail, energy, manufacturing, and industrials. 

Private equity and buy-side representative clients have included:

  • Carlyle
  • Welsh Carson
  • Warburg Pincus
  • Astra Capital Management
  • Ares
  • Spectrum
  • Platinum Equity
  • Madrone Capital
  • BDT Capital
  • The Sovereign Wealth Fund of Oman
  • Lindsay Goldberg
  • Riverstone Holdings
  • Walden International
  • Synopsys
  • Telstra
  • Hubbell

He has recently represented clients in successful exits to, among others:

  • Vista
  • Thoma Bravo
  • KKR
  • TPG
  • Siris Capital
  • JMI Equity
  • K1 Investment Management

Eric previously practiced in Latham’s New York office both as an associate and a partner, where he served as the Co-Chair of the New York Corporate Department and as a member of the Recruiting Committee. Prior to rejoining Latham, Eric served as a partner in the Bay Area at another leading international law firm.

Eric’s experience includes advising:

  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisitions of HireVue*, Syniverse Technologies, Hawaiian Telcom, and Dex Media; in its sale of CPU Technologies*; and in its public-to-public merger of Dex Media and RR Donnelley
  • Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe in its acquisition of Clearwater Analytics*
  • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio company Evidon in the sale of Evidon to CrownPeak, a K1 Investment Management portfolio company*
  • Madrone Partners and BDT Capital in their acquisition of EXOS*
  • Sovereign Wealth Fund of Oman in its acquisition of Cognate*
  • Chrome River Technologies in its sale to Certify, a K1 Investment Management portfolio company*
  • Kyriba in its sale to Bridgepoint Capital*
  • iCIMS in its sale to Vista Equity Partners*
  • in its take-private sale to Siris Capital*
  • 3Q Digital in its sale to Erie Street Capital and PSP Partners*
  • Bizible in its sale to Marketo, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company*
  • MightyHive in its sale to S4 Capital*
  • Spectrum Equity in its sale of Canon Communications
  • Platinum Equity in its acquisitions of Americatel Corporation and Startec Global Communications
  • Lindsay Goldberg and its portfolio company Bluegrass Materials in their acquisitions of Maryland Materials, B&T Sand, and various aggregate quarries from Lafarge*
  • Hubbell Incorporated in more than 25 acquisitions of small to medium-sized companies engaged in Hubbell’s electrical, industrial, and commercial markets

*Matter handled outside of Latham

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