Gary R. Silverman

Partner, Chicago

Biography

Clients value Gary’s “very creative solutions” to issues arising in the course of M&A transactions.
Chambers USA 2018

Overview

Gary Silverman is a partner in White & Case's global M&A practice, based in Chicago. Gary's practice focuses on M&A, joint ventures and private equity investments.

His experience includes representing clients across numerous industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, business products and services, hotels and hospitality, life sciences, and media, entertainment and technology, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, Gary was a partner at another international law firm. Gary spent the first 18 years of his career at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, where he helped build its private equity practice.

Bars and Courts
Colorado State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Illinois State Bar
New York State Bar
Education
MLA
University of Chicago

Graham School

MBA
University of Chicago

Graduate School of Business

JD
Northwestern University

Pritzker School of Law

BA
Brandeis University
Languages
English

Experience

Representative matters prior to joining White & Case include the representation of:

Investindustrial VI L.P., a leading European private equity firm, in the acquisition of Jupiter Holding I Corp., a global manufacturer of premium spas, swim spas, whirlpool, soaker and walk-in bathtubs and related bathroom products and accessories, operating under such brands as Jacuzzi®, Sundance®, Dimension One Spas®, Hydropool®, ThermoSpas® and BathWraps®, from investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC, Ares Management Corporation, and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

Jarden Corporation in its US$13 billion merger with Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.

Guggenheim Capital Partners in its US$40 million investment in Four Springs Investment Trust, a real estate investment trust specializing in investments in single-tenant net lease real estate.

Brentwood Associates in its acquisition, and subsequent sale, of iconic American shoemaker Allen Edmonds Corporation.

Falconhead Capital, LLC in its acquisition of Kwik Tek, Inc., a leading designer and supplier of outdoor branded products for the recreational water sports and winter sports markets.

Jarden Corporation in its approximately US$1.8 billion acquisition of Yankee Candle Company, the leading scented-candle maker which owns and operates more than 560 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada and sells its products in over 35,000 retail locations.

Brentwood Associates in its partnership with Z Gallerie, a leading multichannel lifestyle retailer.

Rotunda Capital Partners in the acquisition of IF&P Foods, a leading distributor of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other essential produce items to grocers and retailers in more than 14 Midwestern states.

Jarden Corporation in its approximately US$1.35 billion acquisition of Waddington Group, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium disposable tableware for commercial, foodservice and retail markets.

Atrium Holdings in the US$1.5 billion acquisition of John Q. Hammons Hotels, Inc., a leading independent developer and owner of hotel properties.

Lambert Media Group in the acquisition of Rave Investments, which owns and manages a network of 61 movie theaters and 918 screens across the United States.

Jarden Corporation in the approximately US$500 million acquisition of the Mapa Spontex Baby Care and Home Care businesses of Total S.A., including household brands Mapa®, Spontex®, NUK®, Tigex®, Lillo®, Fiona® and First Essentials®.

Brentwood Associates in the acquisition of Sundance Holdings Group, LLC, a leading multichannel direct marketer and specialty retailer of women's apparel and accessories, jewelry and home furnishings founded by Robert Redford in 1989.

Jarden Corporation in the approximately US$400 million acquisition of Pure Fishing, Inc., a leading global fishing consumer products company including the brands Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Mitchell®, Stren®, Trilene® and Gulp®.

Starwood Capital Group in the US$10 billion acquisition of ITT Corporation, owner of the Sheraton Hotel chain, ITT Technical Schools and ITT World Directories.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer for M&A and Private Equity in the United States, Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2018

The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2012-2018

Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2005-2011, 2014-2018

Leading Lawyers Network, 2012-2018

Chambers USA Guide, 2012-2018