Dan is driven by ensuring his client's objectives are met efficiently and effectively, both in the matter in question and for the longer term.

He has broad experience of cross-border and domestic M&A (public and private), corporate and securities matters, including preferred equity investments, capital markets and special situations. He has worked extensively with upper and mid-market private equity clients, including EQT, KKR, Terra Firma and EIG, as well as public companies and investment banks. He advises on transactions in all sectors but is particularly focused on the technology, energy and infrastructure and financial services sectors.

He is recommended by Legal 500 2019 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.

  • Technology

    • A private equity fund on the acquisition of a cryptography solutions business
    • Institutional investors on a preferred equity investment in a personal identity verification and security business
    • A multinational on the acquisition of an automotive fleet management technology business
    • A private equity fund on the acquisition of a portfolio of price comparison websites
    • Advised Aptean, Inc. on its £90.1 million recommended offer to acquire Sanderson Group Plc.

    Infrastructure & Energy

    • Various private equity funds and companies on the sale and purchase of large aircraft leasing businesses and portfolios
    • A private equity fund on the sale of a 50% interest in a UK wind farm
    • A multinational on a manufacturing joint venture in Algeria
    • A private equity fund on a preferred equity investment in certain North Sea interests
    • A hedge fund on a minority investment in a UK power station
    • A UK plc on private and public acquisitions of various renewable energy development assets
    • Management on an aircraft leasing joint venture with a US fund
    • A private equity fund on a petroleum concession, offshore Ghana, and related equity and service arrangements

    Financial services

    • A leading credit fund on various matters, including establishing lending platforms for residential development finance and auto-finance for UK consumers
    • A hedge fund on its acquisition of a Lloyds of London specialty insurance broker
    • Credit funds on the acquisition of European mortgage portfolios
    • A private equity fund on the listing of a UK wealth manager
    • Advised Goldman Sachs on its investment in Raisin GmbH

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