Shiva Sandill

Partner, Chicago



Shiva Sandill is a partner in the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group and a member of the ESG & Sustainability Interest Group.

Shiva focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, corporate finance and securities, and capital markets transactions. He has extensive experience with advising private and public companies, private equity funds, and venture capital funds in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, portfolio company investments, buyouts, and recapitalizations. Additionally, Shiva represents emerging and middle-market companies at all stages of maturity, including formation, initial funding, expansion, and exit.

Shiva also currently serves as outside counsel to several companies.

Shiva previously served in-house at Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the world's largest construction-equipment manufacturer, where he advised on domestic and international M&A transactions; joint ventures in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and global supply chain, human resource, and research and development matters.

Bars and Courts
Illinois State Bar
Massachusetts State Bar
Texas State Bar
Boston College Law School
Howard University

magna cum laude



Representation of AutoCruitment, LLC, a leading digital patient recruitment company, on its acquisition by QHP Capital, L.P., the management company for NovaQuest Private Equity.

Representation of Cytel Inc., a provider of quantitative insights and health data analytics, in connection with its acquisition of multiple international companies as part of a larger strategic acquisition.

Representation of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the world's largest construction-equipment manufacturer, in connection with its equity investments in dozens of strategic targets and the sale of minority equity stakes in various Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc. portfolio companies.

Representation of Iron Mountain Inc. (NYSE: IRM), an enterprise information management services company, in connection with numerous acquisitions and divestitures.

Representation of Corazon Capital, a Chicago-based venture capital firm, in connection with minority equity investments in numerous early-stage and high-growth companies.

Representation of Ara Partners, a leading private equity firm specializing in industrial decarbonization investments, on its majority interest investment in Lincoln Terminal Holdings, LP, a leading renewable fuel logistics and infrastructure provider in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.