Mr. Hartley was recognized as a “Rising Star” for Private Equity.Law360 2016

Shaun D. Hartley

Chicago
  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
 
 

Shaun Hartley is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' Chicago office and is Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Practice. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions for private equity firms and public and private companies, including The Carlyle Group, Onex Partners, GTCR, BC Partners, The Pritzker Organization, Royal DSM, Walgreen Co., Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Navistar, Inc., Allison Transmission, Inc., IDEX Corporation, Accudyne Industries, and Koch Industries. 

Mr. Hartley works on a variety of M&A transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, divestitures of business divisions, going-private transactions, and other strategic acquisitions and dispositions, in the following industries: manufacturing, consumer products, hospitality, automotive, healthcare, and technology, among others. His practice also includes joint ventures and general company representation matters.

 

Mr. Hartley's representative matters include:

  • The Carlyle Group
    • Pending US$2.3 billion acquisition of The Waddington Group from Newell Brands, Inc. by Novolex Holdings, LLC, a Carlyle portfolio company
    • Sale of majority control of The Nature's Bounty Co., a global manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of health and wellness products, to KKR
    • US$1.245 billion sale of the Sullair compressor business by Accudyne Industries, a portfolio company of BC Partners and Carlyle, to Hitachi, Ltd.
    • Acquisition by Carlyle of Novolex™, a world leader in packaging choice and sustainability, from Wind Point Partners and TPG Growth, and the add-on acquisition of the Shields Bag & Printing business
    • US$3.3 billion sale of OGX shampoo maker Vogue International LLC to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)
    • US$2.07 billion sale of Landmark Aviation, an operator of a global network of fixed-base operations (FBOs), aircraft maintenance, and aircraft management and charter businesses, to BBA Aviation plc (LSE: BBA)
    • Acquisition by Carlyle of Novetta Solutions, a software and IT services provider, from Arlington Capital Partners
    • Acquisition by Carlyle of Acosta Sales & Marketing, a sales and marketing agency serving consumer packaged goods companies and retailers across the United States and Canada, from Thomas H. Lee Partners
    • Sale by Carlyle of its stake in PQ Corporation, a producer of specialty inorganic performance chemicals, high-end catalysts, and engineered glass beads, to CCMP Capital and INEOS
    • US$3.46 billion leveraged acquisition by Carlyle and BC Partners of the Milton Roy, Sullair, and Sundyne industrial products businesses (now known as Accudyne Industries) from United Technologies Corporation
    • Sale of the Sequa Automotive Group, comprising ARC Automotive (a manufacturer of airbag inflators) and CASCO Products (a manufacturer of power outlets, sensors, and other automotive components), to private equity firm The Jordan Company
    • US$5.6 billion leveraged acquisition by Carlyle and Onex Partners of the Allison Transmission Division of General Motors Corporation, which manufactures automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems for commercial and military vehicles, and the subsequent initial public offering of Allison Transmission, Inc. (NYSE: ALSN)
    • US$3.9 billion leveraged buy-out of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPD) by Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners
    • Acquisition by Carlyle of Philosophy, a privately held manufacturer of cosmetics and personal care products, and the subsequent sale of Philosophy to Coty, Inc., a global beauty and fragrance company
    • Investment by Carlyle in the US$22 billion leveraged buy-out of Kinder Morgan, Inc., an energy transportation, storage, and distribution company
    • Sale by Carlyle of Empi, Inc., a manufacturer of non-invasive medical products for physical rehabilitation, to Encore Medical Corporation
  • Onex Partners
    • Acquisition by Onex of SMG, a provider of entertainment and conference venue management services worldwide, from Northlane Capital Partners
    • US$3.55 billion acquisition by Onex and Baring Private Equity Asia of the Intellectual Property & Science business from Thomson Reuters Corporation
    • US$5.4 billion sale of Gates Corporation to Blackstone Group by Onex and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board
  • The Pritzker Organization - US$1 billion leveraged buy-out of TMS International Corp. (NYSE: TMS) by certain Pritzker family business interests
  • Koch Industries        
    • US$240 million non-voting preferred stock investment by Koch Industries in the Weiss family’s take-private of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM)
    • US$300 million sale by Koch Industries of its asphalt products division to SemGroup
  • Royal DSM
    • US$2.6 billion transaction involving a joint venture with JLL Partners to acquire Patheon Inc. in a take private transaction and combine DSM Pharmaceutical Products to form a global contract development and manufacturing organization for the pharmaceutical industry, and the subsequent initial public offering of Patheon N.V. (NYSE: PTHN)
    • US$50 million preferred equity investment in Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS), the industrial bioscience company
    • Acquisition of a controlling interest in Japan Fine Coatings Co. Ltd. from joint venture partner, JSR Corporation
  • GTCR - Equity financing for Zayo Group, LLC's US$2.2 billion acquisition of AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT)
  • TransUnion Corp. - US$3 billion sale of TransUnion Corp. by Madison Dearborn Partners and certain Pritzker family business interests to Advent International and GS Capital Partners
  • Walgreen Co. - Acquisition of Crescent Healthcare, Inc., an infusion pharmacy company, from Frontenac Company
  • Host Hotels & Resorts - US$4.1 billion acquisition by Host Hotels & Resorts (a public REIT) of 35 hotels from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, including through the merger of Starwood's former paired-share REIT
  • Navistar, Inc. - Negotiation of a joint venture with Caterpillar, Inc., for the development and sale of medium and heavy duty trucks outside North America and a strategic alliance for the manufacture of Caterpillar-branded vocational trucks in North America
  • IDEX Corporation - Acquisitions by IDEX Corporation of Nova Technologies Corporation, a provider of metering technology and flow monitoring services, and Microfluidics International Corporation (OTC: MFLU), a provider of laboratory and commercial equipment used in the production of micro and nano scale materials for the pharmaceutical and chemical markets
 
 
 
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