Daniel Kozin

Partner, New York

Biography

Overview

Daniel Kozin is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. He focuses on the representation of corporate clients and private equity funds in connection with domestic and global mergers, acquisitions and equity investments in a broad range of industries.

Daniel is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch" for Mergers and Acquisitions by Best Lawyers (2021).

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Fordham University School of Law
BA
University of Pennsylvania
Languages
English

Experience

Recent transactions include the representation of:

Toys "R" Us on WHP Global's significant minority investment in and strategic partnership with TRU Kids Parent LLC, parent company to the Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us brands.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II in the US$1.212 billion sale of Gadus Holdings Corporation, the parent company of WCA Waste Corporation, to GFL Holdco (US), LLC, a subsidiary of GFL Environmental Inc.

Antin Infrastructure Partners in the US$1.25 billion acquisition of Veolia Group's district energy assets in the United States.

CVC Capital Partners in

  • the US$1.8 billion acquisition of ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVON), a leading global IT and managed services provider of collaboration and technology solutions. The transaction was named "M&A Deal of the Year (Over US$1 billion)" and "Information Technology Deal of the Year (Over US$1 billion)" by M&A Advisor (2020).
  • the acquisition of a majority interest in ExamWorks, a global leader in independent medical examinations, peer reviews, document management, and related services.
  • the acquisition of a majority stake in MedRisk, a leading provider of managed physical medicine services for the workers' compensation industry in the United States.
  • the investment in a limited liability company formed to create, acquire and invest in enterprises in the sports, media, entertainment, technology and lifestyle industries.

Pilot Flying J and its shareholders, the Haslam Family, in the investment in a significant minority stake by Berkshire Hathaway. Pilot Flying J is the largest operator of travel centers in North America with more than US$20 billion in revenues.

Sony Corporation of America in its pending US$2.3 billion acquisition of the equity interests in DH Publishing, L.P. (the parent entity of EMI Music Publishing) held by a group of investors led by Mubadala Investement Company.

Sony Corporation of America in its US$750 million acquisition of the 50% interest in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC held by the Estate of Michael Jackson.

Harvest Partners in the sale and reinvestment of its portfolio company, VetCor Group Holdings Corp., one of the largest operators of veterinary hospitals in the US

Quad-C Management, Inc. and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including: (i) the acquisition of Wolf Holdings Organization, Inc.; (ii) its sale of Balboa Water Group; (iii) its sale of Curvature; (iv) the acquisition of Greythorn, Inc.; and (v) the acquisition of a majority interest in Boulder Scientific Company, LLC.

Quad-C Wolf Holdings, Inc., one of the largest suppliers of kitchen and bath cabinetry in the US and a portfolio company of Quad-C Management, Inc., in its sale to Tenex Capital Management, L.P.

AIT Worldwide Logistics Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Quad-C Management, Inc., in its add-on acquisition of Unitrans Holdings, Inc., an international transportation and logistics provider.

AMP Capital Investors Limited, an Australian specialist global investment manager and subsidiary of Australia's largest retail and corporate pension provider, in the acquisition of Everstream Solutions LLC, a super-regional network service provider of fiber-based Ethernet, internet and data center solutions.

Certares LP in (i) its investment in AmaWaterways, a leading luxury river cruising company and (ii) its acquisition of Guardian Alarm, a super-regional security provider.

Dominus Capital and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including its sale of On Campus Marketing.

BlackRock and First Reserve in acquiring a 45 percent interest in two natural gas pipelines in Mexico from PMI, a unit of state-owned oil and gas company Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).

The Carlyle Group in its US$98 million acquisition of Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH), a direct-to-consumer manufacturer and seller of candles and home fragrance products.

Avast Software, an industry leading maker of security software, in its US$1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies, a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications.

Awards and Recognition

Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch" for Mergers and Acquisitions, Best Lawyers 2021