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David M. Klein

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David Klein is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other significant corporate matters, representing publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity firms and other investors.


David's recent transactions include representing:

  • ADP in its successful proxy contest against Pershing Square
  • Barnes & Noble in an activist campaign by Sandell Asset Management
  • Capital Senior Living in its settlement agreements with various investors
  • EXOR in its $6.9 billion successful unsolicited takeover of PartnerRe
  • General Electric in the pending $21.4 billion sale of its BioPharma business to Danaher Corporation
  • GP Investments in its acquisition of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group
  • GrandVision in its acquisition of For Eyes Optical Company
  • Great Wolf Resorts in its $800 million sale to an affiliate of Apollo Global Management
  • HP Inc. in its $1 billion acquisition of the global printer business of Samsung Electronics
  • ILG in its $4.7 billion sale to Marriott Vacations Worldwide
  • Janus Capital Group in its acquisition of VelocityShares
  • The Kraft Heinz Company in its attempted $143 billion acquisition of Unilever and in its acquisition of Primal Nutrition
  • NorthStar Asset Management Group in its joint venture with American Healthcare Investors
  • Performance Sports Group in its acquisition of the Easton Baseball/Softball business from Easton-Bell Sports
  • Qualcomm in connection with a $130 billion unsolicited offer from Broadcom
  • Restaurant Brands International in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
  • Sky Plc in its acquisition of a majority stake in Jupiter Entertainment
  • Smith & Nephew in its acquisition of Osiris Therapeutics
  • Time Warner Cable in its $45.2 billion stock-for-stock merger with Comcast Corporation (terminated) and in its response to unsolicited acquisition proposals by Charter Communications
  • Wellspring Capital Management in its acquisition of Swift Worldwide Resources from Gresham Private Equity and in Swift’s subsequent merger with Air Energi Group

David is recognized in The Legal 500 for his work on “M&A: large deals ($1bn+).”

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