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Latham & Watkins LLP

Shaun D. Hartley

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Shaun Hartley is a partner in the Corporate Department at Latham & Watkins and 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.


Corporate Partner


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Latham & Watkins LLP’s impressive geographic coverage across the US and globally enables it to capture a significant market share of top-bracket private equity transactions. The practice is equally adept in large-cap and mid-market private equity deals, and works closely with clients such as Carlyle, BC Partners, KKR, GTCR, One Equity Partners, Leonard Green & Partners, Genstar Capital, Odyssey Partners and Platinum Equity. The ‘top-notch firm performs at a top-notch level’, according to one client. It advised Carlyle on the sale of a majority stake in The Nature’s Bounty to KKR. In the energy space, it represented Arclight Capital Partners and Blackstone on their $2.17bn acquisition of four power plants from American Electric Power. Jennifer Perkins and Chicago’s Shaun Hartley are joint heads of the private equity practice; Perkins is described as an ‘excellent M&A lawyer’ who ‘understands and is experienced in the full range of M&A transactions’ and ‘has the demeanor, skills and judgment that not only gets deals done, but makes her a pleasure to work with’. Daniel Lennon in Washington DC jointly leads the firm’s relationship with Carlyle. Howard Sobel is a pivotal member of the team and is close to a number of big-name private equity houses, such as Leonard Green & Partners, Centerbridge Partners and Odyssey Investment Partners; he is ‘extremely smart as well as very business oriented and practical’. Washington DC’s David Brown leads the firm’s connection to Platinum Equity and has led a number of transactions for Carlyle’s healthcare and technology industry groups. Fellow DC partner Paul Sheridan leads the firm’s relationship with Onex Partners and Revolution Growth. Silicon Valley’s Josh Dubofsky is a key figure on the West Coast for clients such as KKR and Genstar Capital. Named partners are New York based unless stated otherwise.

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