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David L. Shaw

(he/him/his)

  • Partner | M&A and Private Equity

New York

T: +1.212.859.8803

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David Shaw represents private equity firms and public and private companies in private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate matters. His experience spans transaction types, including acquisitions, dispositions, majority and minority investments, and private and public equity offerings.

Work highlights:

  • Onex Corporation in multiple engagements, including: Ares Management Corporation’s acquisition of a significant minority interest in its portfolio company, Ryan LLC, valuing Ryan at $2.5b; its majority investment in OneDigital, valuing the company at $2.65b; its acquisition of a majority interest in WireCo Worldgroup; its acquisition of Emerald Expositions from Nielsen (including Emerald’s IPO and numerous add-on acquisitions); its acquisition of Jack's Family Restaurants; its investment in Advanced Integration Technology (AIT); alongside AIT, its sale of a portion of AIT to Qatar Investment Authority; its investment in Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) an...

David Shaw represents private equity firms and public and private companies in private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate matters. His experience spans transaction types, including acquisitions, dispositions, majority and minority investments, and private and public equity offerings.

Work highlights:

  • Onex Corporation in multiple engagements, including: Ares Management Corporation’s acquisition of a significant minority interest in its portfolio company, Ryan LLC, valuing Ryan at $2.5b; its majority investment in OneDigital, valuing the company at $2.65b; its acquisition of a majority interest in WireCo Worldgroup; its acquisition of Emerald Expositions from Nielsen (including Emerald’s IPO and numerous add-on acquisitions); its acquisition of Jack's Family Restaurants; its investment in Advanced Integration Technology (AIT); alongside AIT, its sale of a portion of AIT to Qatar Investment Authority; its investment in Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) and subsequent counsel to Onex in connection with RSG’s IPO; its investment in Wealth Enhancement Group; its acquisition of a stake in PowerSchool Group from Vista Equity Partners, which also included the acquisition of PeopleAdmin; and its investment in BBAM Aircraft Leasing and Management.
  • Subsidiary of Tradeweb Markets Inc. in its acquisition of Nasdaq’s US fixed income electronic trading platform.
  • Del Taco in its $500m sale to Levy Acquisition.
  • Terex Corporation, on the $1.3b sale of its Material Handling and Port Solutions business to Konecranes.
  • Interline Brands, a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and P2 Capital Partners, on its $1.625b sale to The Home Depot.

Professional associations

  • Member, American Bar Association

Insights and analysis

Alerts and newsletters |

Fried Frank M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2022

Alerts and newsletters |

Fried Frank M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2022
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