William H. Schwab

  • 200 Clarendon Street
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • USA

William Schwab is a partner in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices.

Mr. Schwab's practice focuses on advising leading private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Early and late-stage private equity investments
  • Leveraged buy-outs and recapitalizations
  • Management buyouts
  • Secondary transactions

Mr. Schwab regularly represents searchers, search fund investors and search fund companies, advising on:

  • Fundraising
  • Acquisition
  • Company operations
  • Exit strategies 

Mr. Schwab also provides outside general counsel to early-stage and mature private companies, assisting with:

  • Debt and equity financings
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial agreements
  • Employment matters

Mr. Schwab's representative clients include Goldman Sachs, Great Hill Partners, Luxor Capital Group, TA Associates, Leonard Green & Partners, Onex, Bregal Sagemount and Columbus Nova. Mr. Schwab is also general outside counsel to a number of private companies, including IntApp, Inc., YogaWorks, SheKnows Media, The Shade Store, NorthStar Alarm Services, Buscapé.com, Legacy.com and QMC Telecom International.

Transactions representative of Mr. Schwab's practice include:

  • Great Hill Partners' acquisition of YogaWorks, The Shade Store, momondo.com and IntApp, Inc., and subsequent strategic bolt-on acquisitions
  • Luxor Capital Group's growth equity investments in multiple internet and social media businesses
  • The sale of NMD Interactive (d/b/a Street Easy.com) to Zillow, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. in numerous investment and sales transactions and recapitalizations, including:
    • Network Merchants
    • NorthStar Alarm Systems
    • Resolute Anesthesia and Pain Solutions
  • Thayer Street Partners in a multiple secondary investments in private media and technology companies
  • Bregal Sagemount's equity and debt investment in Vital Insights
  • Constant Contact, Inc. in its strategic acquisition of SinglePlatform
  • TA Associates' sale of Microban International, Ltd. to W.M. Barr & Co.

Mr. Schwab is very active in the community, volunteering his time for pro bono matters such as coordinating a benefits assistance project for wounded combat veterans, and advising an education organization focusing on social justice in underserved schools and a medical education program focused on Haiti. He has served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Committee on Venture Capital and Emerging Companies and, prior to entering the law, worked at the US Department of State.

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