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Latham & Watkins LLP

Daniel Seale

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Daniel Seale is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and is a Co-chair of the firm’s global Banking Practice. Mr. Seale is a member of the Finance Department and the Banking, Capital Markets and Private Equity Practices, and is a member of the firm's Strategic Client Committee. He is a former Vice Chair of the firm's Associates Committee and former local chair for the Finance Department in the New York office.  


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Latham & Watkins LLP continues to be one of the few firms capable of dominating the market both as borrower and lender’s counsel. With 34 partners across the US, it has the scale to act for a broad spectrum of clients, including private equity sponsors, without the risk of conflicts or upsetting banking relationships. The lender team saw several major transactions, including advice to Morgan Stanley on the $6bn worth of facilities to Misys, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, to fund its acquisition of the remaining equity interest in DH Corporation. The firm also advised Bank of America on the $6bn financing, including a $3bn bond offering, for Gilead Sciences’ $11.3bn acquisition of Kite Pharma. The firm is also doing a significant amount of work for direct lenders such as Antares Capital and Jefferies Finance, the latter of which it advised on the financing for Bain Capital’s $1.3bn acquisition of Surgery Partners and Surgery Partners’ concurrent acquisition of National Surgical Healthcare. On the borrower/sponsor side, the firm advised Scientific Games International on a $3.8bn refinancing, including a $1.1bn bond offering. It also represented the Carlyle Group on the $1.6bn financing of its acquisition of Atotech. Daniel Seale heads the top-notch team, which includes Jeffrey Chenard and Joshua Tinkelman on the borrower/sponsor side, and Michèle Penzer and Andrew Fayé for the lenders. Alfred Xue is also well regarded.

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