Dan’s practice is focused on M&A (public and private), joint ventures, preferred equity and corporate governance matters.  

Dan has worked extensively with leading private equity and credit funds, as well as corporate and institutional clients, on transactions in all sectors. He is especially focused on the technology, financial services and energy and infrastructure sectors and has particular experience of lending platform and other credit-related transactions.

Dan is recommended by Legal 500 2020 and described as “[thinking] through highly complex structure and documentation issues without losing sight of the commercial objectives” (Legal 500, Upper Mid-Market M&A, 2018) and “an insightful negotiator” (Legal 500, Upper Mid-Market M&A, 2017). Prior to joining Orrick, Dan worked at Milbank and before that at Slaughter and May.

    • Aptean on its recommended takeover of Sanderson Group plc and subsequent acquisition of Linkfresh Software

    • A mid-market European fund on investments in certain regulated speciality lending platforms

    • Goldman Sachs on its growth equity investment in Raisin Gmbh

    • A leading fund on the acquisition of a cryptography solutions business

    • Institutional investors on a $500m preferred equity investment in a personal identity verification and security business

    • A private equity fund on its acquisition of a portfolio of price comparison websites

    • KKR Credit on various transactions including its investment in a portfolio of real estate development assets with Urban Exposure, its investment in Oodle Finance and the acquisition of European mortgage portfolio

    • Terra Firma on various transactions, including the sale of AWAS Aviation to DAE Aviation, the sale by AWAS of c. 90 aircraft to Macquarie Bank and takeover by Infinis of Novera Energy

    • HPS on its acquisition of Price Forbes, a Lloyds of London specialty insurance broker

    • EIG Global Equity Investors on the sale of a 50% interest in the UK GLID wind farms alongside Centrica to the UK Green Investment Bank

    • Anchorage on its joint venture with Bain Capital in connection with the restructuring of Ideal Standard

    * including matters on which he advised before joining Orrick