Dan Latham | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Daniel Latham
Daniel Latham

Dan Latham

Partner, New York

Overview

Dan represents many of the Firm's largest corporate and private equity sponsors. He focuses on complex, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and has worked on some of the Firm's largest and most complex M&A transactions. He has significant experience in managing large, multijurisdictional transactions that often involve multiple White & Case offices across numerous time zones, including representing many of the Firm's Chinese clients in their strategic US inbound acquisitions. Dan's industry experience includes energy, oil & gas, retail, aircraft leasing, private equity, medical devices, healthcare and manufacturing.

In addition to his multijurisdictional M&A practice, Dan has also advised on numerous in- and out-of-court debt and equity restructuring transactions. He regularly works with the Firm's Financial Restructuring group on debtor sale transactions and strategic investor transactions.

His practice also includes advising boards of directors on corporate governance matters.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, New York Law School
  • BS, State University of New York at Albany

Languages

  • English

Experience

Noteworthy transactions include the representation of:

Pilot Travel Centers, LLC and the Haslam family in connection with Berkshire Hathaway's acquisition of a 38.6% interest in Pilot and its acquisition of a controlling stake in 2023.

The Houston Rockets and its owner Mr. Leslie Alexander in connection with the US$2.2 billion sale of the team and rights to the Toyata Center in Houston to Tilman Fertitta.

The CityMD management team in connection with the US$600 million sale of CityMD to Warburg Pincus.

Saudi Refining, Inc. (SRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), in the discontinuation of Motiva Enterprises LLC and the division of Motiva's assets, liabilities and businesses between SRI and affiliates of its joint venture partner, Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Qingdao Haier in its US$5.4 billion acquisition of General Electric's global appliances business.

Consolidated Energy, the world's second largest merchant producer of methanol, in connection with its acquisition of a 50% interest in Natgasoline, LLC, an OCI subsidiary, for US$630 million.

Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd in its US$337.5 million acquisition of Scientific Protein Laboratories from American Capital, Ltd. and its US$200 million acquisition of Cytovance Biologics from Great Point Partners.

Coinmach in connection with its simultaneous US$300 million acquisition of AIR-serv Group LLC from Macquarie Capital and US$1.1 billion sale of Coinmach and Air-serv to Pamplona Capital Management.

Anthem, Inc. in its US$4.675 billion disposition of its NextRx Inc. pharmacy benefit management business to Express Scripts, Inc.

Nordic Capital in connection with its US$4.1 billion acquisition of the ConvaTec division of Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Royal Ahold in its US$7.1 billion sale of broad-line food distributor US Foodservice to an affiliate of private equity firms Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts & Co. and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Dan also represented Royal Ahold in connection with its acquisition of US Foodservice.

Royal Ahold's Giant-Carlisle division in connection with several asset acquisitions including its US$106 million acquisition of 15 supermarkets from Genuardi's Family Markets, a subsidiary of Safeway, and its US$140 million acquisition of 25 supermarkets from the Ukrop family.

Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Ahold, as a stalking-bidder in connection with Stop & Shop's US$146.3 million acquisition of 25 supermarkets from Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P), pursuant to a sale order under section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code.

Special Event Holdings and its debtor-subsidiaries in the sale of substantially all their assets to an affiliate of Apollo Capital Management for US$125.25 million pursuant to a sale order under section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code.

Speaking Engagements

"Private Equity: Maximizing Valuation in a Challenging Market", May 2012: Merrill Datasite, Webinar, (panelist)

Publications

  • 2008/09 Country Q&A/United States, Practical Law Company—PLC Cross-border Private Equity Handbook (co-author)
  • Private Equity: The New World, Practical Law Company—PLC US Special Report, November 2008 (co-author with John Reiss and David A. Goldstein)
  • 2007/08 Country Q&A/United States, Practical Law Company—PLC Cross-border Private Equity Handbook (co-author)

Awards & Recognition

Listed for Private Equity Law and Leveraged Buyouts, Best Lawyers, 2016

M&A/Private Equity/Mega-Deals, The Legal 500 USA, 2009