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:
- 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.