Ian N. Bushner

Boston | Chicago
  • 200 Clarendon Street
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • USA
Profile Experience

Ian Bushner advises clients on complex business transactions with a focus on private equity sponsors.

He regularly structures, negotiates, and executes a full spectrum of complex domestic and cross-border deals, including:

  • Leveraged buyouts and other public and private M&A transactions
  • Carve-outs and spin-offs
  • Structured equity, alternative credit, and other investment transactions
  • IPOs, PIPEs, and other capital markets transactions
  • Restructuring, special situations, and other distressed transactions
  • JVs, alliances, and licensing transactions

Mr. Bushner helps dealmakers across the US, Europe, and Asia to efficiently execute deals, bringing a laser-like focus to the core commercial issues and speaking the language of business. Leveraging his experience and the firm’s industry, geographic, and regulatory insights, he distills — in real time — complex legal, financial, and transactional landscapes into practical, actionable risk assessments for clients.

Mr. Bushner draws on extensive experience across a range of industries, including:

  • Healthcare and life sciences
  • Industrials
  • Consumer and retail products
  • Technology, media, and telecom
  • Infrastructure and transportation
  • Financial and business services

Mr. Bushner also maintains an active and award-winning pro bono practice, including providing sophisticated counsel to US and global non-profits on social entrepreneurship, complex business transactions, and development finance.


Mr. Bushner’s experience includes representing:

Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Bain Capital Private Equity in its investment in Surgery Partners and equity commitment of US$760 million in its National Surgical Healthcare acquisition*
  • A private equity sponsor in connection with its investments in the specialty pharma industry*
  • Baxter in the spinoff of its biopharmaceuticals business Baxalta*
  • OmniClaim, a healthcare cost containment and payment integrity solutions provider, in its sale to Equian, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital*
  • A European public company in connection with the sale of its commercial bioagricultural business and entry into a long-term global alliance with a Fortune 500 company*
  • A European public company in the life sciences industry in its US$1.2 billion tender offer for a NYSE-listed global biocides business*
  • A public medical products manufacturer in its US$441 million sale in a contested tender offer*
  • Bain Capital Private Equity in its US$3.2 billion carve-out acquisition of Diversey Care from Sealed Air*
  • Taminco, a NYSE-listed company in the chemicals industry, and its largest shareholder, Apollo Global Management, in its US$2.8 billion sale to Eastman Chemical*
  • A private equity sponsor in connection with its investments in an international tool manufacturer*
  • A private equity sponsor in the global carve-out acquisition of a specialty chemicals business*
  • A Fortune 100 company in the defense industry its US$360 million tender offer for blast-protected vehicle manufacturer*
Consumer and Retail Products
  • A private equity sponsor in connection with investments in the beauty brands industry
  • Bain Capital Private Equity in its acquisition of Varsity Brands*
  • Centerbridge in its equity investment in a maker of consumer food products in connection with its carve-out acquisition of Splenda from Johnson & Johnson*
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security in its US$600 million tender offer for Norcraft Companies, a leading publicly owned manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom cabinetry*
  • A private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a private company in the home security industry*
  • A private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a kiosk operator*
  • A private equity portfolio company in the foodservice industry in its US$1.4 billion Debt IPO exchange offer for senior notes*
Technology, Media, and Telecom
  • Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street in their US$500 million acquisition of leading online jeweler Blue Nile*
  • Inteliquent, a premier interconnection partner for communications service providers, in its US$800 million sale to GTCR and Onvoy*
  • A private equity sponsors in potential investments in the music and sports television industries*
  • A private equity sponsor in its sale of a streaming media software portfolio company*
  • An information technology company providing services to government and commercial enterprises in its US$90 million sale to a private equity fund*
  • A Fortune 100 company in the defense industry its acquisition of a wireless communications software provider*
Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Private equity sponsors in investments in the cable and telecom industries
  • Private equity sponsors in investments in the distribution industry
  • A private equity sponsor in connection with a JV in the aviation industry*
  • Public utilities in connection with 363 sales in the energy industry*
  • A Fortune 100 company in the automotive industry in its US$23.1 billion initial public offering (then the largest in history), US$1.7 billion public secondary offering of common stock, US$175 million registered Dutch auction for warrants, and US$4.5 billion placement of senior unsecured notes*
Financial and Business Services
  • H.I.G. Capital in its carve-out acquisition of Buck Consultants from Conduent*
  • Private equity sponsors in connection with their investments in insurance and reinsurance companies*
  • A major financial issuer in multiple public offerings of debt securities of US$15 billion in the aggregate*
  • Private equity sponsors in investments in US$125 million of notes in the investment services industry*
  • A private equity sponsor in its investment in US$75 million of notes in the financial services industry*
Pro Bono
  • Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in connection with investments and other ventures, including a large solar power project and sustainable housing developments in Rwanda
  • Non-profit organizations and individuals in the US in connection with civil rights litigation
  • Non-profit organizations in connection with social entrepreneurship initiatives, including for/non-profit hybrid structures

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham


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