Kayla Z. X. Southworth

Senior Associate

New York

Kayla Southworth is a Senior Associate in the New York office and a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Kayla advises private equity funds, their portfolio companies, and public and private technology, energy, and life sciences companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority and majority investments, joint ventures, and other complex transactions. She also has experience advising clients on New York and Delaware corporate, partnership, limited liability company, and non-profit law, including corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, she was an Antitrust Associate at Davis Polk and a Litigation Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell.

  • Kayla's recent representations include:

    • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio company Qualifacts on its merger with Credible Behavioral Health and the add-on acquisition of InSync Healthcare Solutions
    • Apex Clean Energy on the sale of a majority stake to funds managed by Ares Management Corporation
    • Aria Energy on its business combination with Archaea Energy and SPAC Rice Acquisition Corporation
    • Aptean on its acquisition of Open Systems Adaptable Solutions
    • K12 on its $165 million acquisition of Galvanize
    • Shopify on its $450 million acquisition of 6 River Systems