Nathan J. Davis

Partner
Chicago
  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
Profile Experience

Nathan J. Davis advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on complex mergers and acquisitions and other transactions, as well as general corporate matters.

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

  • Mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions of distressed companies and take-privates
  • Divestitures
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Joint ventures, alliances, and licensing transactions
  • Recapitalizations

Mr. Davis’ experience encompasses notable mandates on behalf of some of the world’s leading private equity firms, including Vista Equity Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Arsenal Capital Partners, Bain Capital Private Equity, and TA Associates.

Mr. Davis’ experience includes advising:

Technology
  • Vista Equity Partners in its US$3.5 billion acquisition of Pluralsight*
  • Vista Equity Partners, Bain Capital Private Equity, and Vertafore in the US$5.35 billion sale of Vertafore*
  • Vista Equity Partners in its US$1.5 billion investment in Jio Platforms*
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its growth equity investment in REEF, a private equity sponsor in its majority investment in a market leader in resource management software for utilities, airlines, and other critical infrastructure industries*
  • A private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a trusted provider of environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) software*
  • A private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a contractor management software and safety learning content provider that helps both hiring clients and contractors manage risk, safety, and compliance*
  • A private equity sponsor’s portfolio company in its acquisition of a provider of key solutions required to enhance safety for the workforce of leading organizations and the communities they serve*
  • TCV in its acquisition of EtQ, a global leader in quality management system (QMS) and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) software*
  • Inteliquent, a premier interconnection partner for communications service providers, in its sale to GTCR and Onvoy*
Healthcare
  • Oaktree Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management, on its US$1.6 billion business combination with Hims*
  • Arsenal Capital Partners in its acquisition and combination of Caprion and HistoGeneX to create a global leader in immune monitoring, protein characterization, and tissue pathology solutions for immunotherapy and drug development*
  • Arsenal Capital Partners’ portfolio company BioIVT in its acquisition of Asterand Bioscience, a global provider of high-quality, well-characterized human tissue and research solutions with a focus on the oncology market*
  • Bain Capital Private Equity in its investment in Surgery Partners and Surgery Partners’ simultaneous acquisition of National Surgical Healthcare*
  • TA Associates in its acquisition of Healix, a leading provider of infusion therapy management services and compounded intravenous pharmaceuticals for physician practices and hospitals*
Industrials
  • Arsenal Capital Partners in its sale of Inhance Technologies, a provider of fluorine-based material technologies, to Aurora Capital Partners*
  • Arsenal Capital Partners in its sale of Flowchem, a leading manufacturer of pipeline performance products, to KMG*
  • Arsenal Capital Partners in its acquisition of Phoenix Chemical, a specialty chemical manufacturer and distributor focused on the carpet, textile, water treatment, and household, industrial, and institutional chemicals markets*
  • Frontenac Company in its sale of H-E Parts International, the leading independent global provider of aftermarket parts, components, and solutions for the mining, heavy construction, and energy sectors to Hitachi Construction Machinery*
  • A private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a specialty materials company*
  • A private equity sponsor’s portfolio company in its acquisition of a leader in the preventive maintenance field, engineering design, and installation of HVAC and control systems in industrial and commercial facilities*
Other Industries
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its investment in System One Holdings, a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions and integrated services*
  • Prairie Capital in its sale of Elektra Holding Company, the parent company of Chicago Deferred Exchange, a premier provider of Qualified Intermediary services for taxpayers seeking to structure tax-deferred like-kind exchanges under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, to Wintrust Financial Corporation*
  • A private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a provider in the funeral services industry*
  • A private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a franchisor of restaurants*
  • A high-end fashion retailer on a simultaneous bankruptcy plan sale of IP and operating assets*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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