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Daniel D. Gordon

Daniel D. Gordon focuses his practice on forming private equity, distressed debt, real estate, venture capital and special strategy funds, and structuring and negotiating complex corporate transactions. In addition, he represents a broad range of clients in connection with investments in private funds. He has experience in representing private equity/venture capital funds as well as corporate and public company clients in connection with a wide variety of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, minority investments, corporate restructurings and recapitalizations, and the formation of private equity/venture capital funds.

Concentrations

  • Formation of private equity/venture capital funds
  • Representation of investors in private investment funds 
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and leveraged buyouts
  • Private equity/venture capital investments and financings
  • Corporate restructurings and recapitalizations

取扱分野

実績紹介

  • Representative Fund Sponsor Representations – Current Funds in Process/Remaining Open
    • Representation of a private equity fund client in the formation of a private equity fund targeted at $1 billion.
    • Representation of a private equity fund client in the formation of a private equity fund focused on European investments targeted at €750 million.
    • Representation of a private equity fund client in the formation of a private equity fund focused on IT infrastructure investments targeted at $250 million.
    • Representation of a private equity fund client in the formation of a hybrid real estate and private equity fund targeted at $150 million.
    • Representation of a real estate client in the formation of a distressed real estate fund targeted at $40 million.
    • Representation of a venture capital fund client in the formation of a venture capital fund targeted at $20 million.
  • Representative Fund Sponsor Representations – Closed Funds
    • Representation of RCP Advisors in the formation of a $425 million secondary fund of funds.
    • Representation of Mangrove Investors in the formation of a $125 million private equity fund and a $58 million private equity fund.
    • Representation of H.I.G. Capital in the formation of a $1 billion European senior loan fund.
    • Representation of H.I.G. Capital in the formation of private equity funds totaling $1 billion, $750 million and $435 million.
    • Representation of H.I.G. Capital in the formation of a $500 million private equity fund focused on growth investments.
    • Representation of H.I.G. Capital in the formation of a $268 million venture capital fund focused on health care and life sciences investments, as well as venture capital funds totaling $300 million and $251 million.
    • Representation of H.I.G. Capital in the formation of a $3 billion private equity fund focused on distressed debt and distressed LBO investments.
    • Representation of H.I.G. Capital in the formation of a $500 million private equity fund focused on distressed equity and debt.
    • Representation of Trivest Partners in the formation of a $415 million private equity fund and a $325 million private equity fund.
    • Representation of RCP Advisors in the formation of a $264 million secondary fund of funds.
    • Representation of Palm Beach Capital in the formation of a $133 million private equity fund.
    • Representation of Pine Tree Equity in the formation of a $100 million private equity fund.
    • Representation of Groundswell Productions in the formation of a $200 million private equity vehicle focused on motion picture investments.
    • Representation of Prudential Real Estate in the formation of three private equity funds totaling $500 million, $275 million and $140 million, all focused on Mexican real estate investments.
    • Representation of Pangea Equity Partners in the formation of a $50 million multi-family real estate fund.
    • Representation of an IP Investment Firm in the formation of a $200 million private equity fund focused on portfolios of intellectual property.
    • Representation of Admiral Capital Group and USAA Real Estate in the formation of a real estate opportunity fund.
    • Representation of Acacia Research in the formation of a private equity fund focused on investments in portfolios of intellectual property.
    • Representation of Cronus Capital in the formation of a real estate opportunity fund.
    • Representation of Two Oceans in the formation of real estate opportunity fund focused on investments in Panama.
    • Representation of the Dawson Company and CSI Investments in the formation of a real estate opportunity fund.
    • Representation of Westshore Capital in the formation of a private equity fund.
    • Representation of Dimension Capital Management in the formation of a series of hedge fund of funds.
  • Representation of a multi-family office in connection with the formation of an in-house private equity investment structure with deal pools to aggregate to $100 million.
  • Representation of a family office in connection with the structuring of in-house private equity investment and co-investment structure.
  • Representation of a client in connection with the formation and funding of an investment firm to sponsor private equity funds and an investment advisory business.
  • Representation of a family office in connection with the formation of a captive private equity fund structure intended to aggregate to $50-75 million.
  • Representation of a family office in connection with the structuring of an in-house private equity investment structure.
  • Representation of a seed investor in connection with the formation of a real estate investment firm.
  • Representation of a seed investor in connection with the formation of a lower middle market private equity firm.
  • Representation of a client in connection with the formation of a joint venture management company to sponsor real estate funds.
  • Representation of an investment team in connection with seed investment to form a private equity firm.
  • Represented a multi-national public company client in sale of its European directory publishing division for $2.1 billion to a European conglomerate (merger transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $75.5 million acquisition of the software solutions division of a public company (recapitalization transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $73 million acquisition of a specialty plastics company (recapitalization transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $49 million acquisition of an IT staffing company (recapitalization and merger transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $39 million acquisition of the ice cream and novelty products and packaging division of a public company (asset purchase transaction).
  • Represented a portfolio company of private equity fund client in $38 million add-on acquisition of a data management company (stock purchase transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $30 million investment in a data management company (stock purchase transaction).
  • Represented a client in the specialty metal tooling industry in $26 million sale of assets transaction (asset sale transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $27 million acquisition of a specialty plastics company (stock purchase transaction).
  • Represented a portfolio company of private equity fund client in $21 million add-on acquisition of a specialty packaging company (stock purchase transaction).
  • Represented a portfolio company of private equity fund client in $16.5 million add-on acquisition of a construction equipment rental company (asset purchase transaction).
  • Represented a portfolio company of private equity fund client in $16 million add-on acquisition of a health club company (asset purchase transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $305 million acquisition of an IT staffing division of a public company (stock purchase transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $15 million preferred stock investment in a court reporter staffing company.
  • Represented a portfolio company of private equity fund client in $7.5 million add-on acquisition of corrugated box manufacturing company (asset purchase transaction).
  • Represented a client in $6.5 million funding of an Internet-based shipping logistics venture start-up (equity purchase transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $6 million investment in a medical services staffing company (stock purchase transaction).
  • Represented a client in $6 million acquisition of a specialty metal tooling division of a public company (asset purchase transaction).
  • Represented a portfolio company of private equity fund client in $4.5 million add-on acquisition of a health club company (asset purchase transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $300 million acquisition of the multi-national friction products division of a public company (asset and equity purchase transaction).
  • Represented a public company client in the sale of its cold storage division for $202 million (asset and equity sale transaction).
  • Represented a portfolio company of private equity fund client in $181 million add-on acquisition of a construction equipment company (asset purchase transaction).
  • Represented a portfolio company of private equity fund client in $116 million add-on acquisition of the IT staffing division of a public company (asset purchase transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in sale of its ice cream and novelty products and packaging portfolio company for $110 million (asset sale transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in sale of its corrugated box manufacturing portfolio company for $91 million (merger transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $85 million acquisition of a medical supplies distribution company (recapitalization transaction).
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $120 million out of court restructuring of its farm equipment manufacturing and distribution portfolio company.
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $85 million out of court restructuring of its meat products direct marketing portfolio company.
  • Represented a private equity fund client in $60 million out of court restructuring of its medical distribution portfolio company.
  • Represented an IT staffing portfolio company of private equity fund client in $62.5 million recapitalization and refinancing.
  • Represented a generic pharmaceuticals portfolio company of private equity fund client in $30 million recapitalization and refinancing.
  • Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Chicago

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2007-2019
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2006, 2009-2013

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • 法務博士, Yale Law School, 1995
  • 学士号, magna cum laude, Yale University, 1992
弁護士資格
  • 米国 イリノイ州
言語