Daniel Breslin advises private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, and clients on mergers and acquisitions and other significant corporate transactions, both in the US and cross-border. 
Mr. Breslin regularly advises on a wide range of transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • SPACs
  • Minority investments 
  • Joint ventures 
  • Corporate reorganizations and restructurings 
  • Corporate governance

Mr. Breslin delivers solution-oriented counsel to private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and strategic clients. Combining experience in a wide variety of M&A and general corporate matters, he develops business-focused strategies for clients’ most critical transactions. 

He is a member of Latham's Ethics Committee. 

Private Equity M&A

Mr. Breslin regularly advises major private equity firms on significant transactions across industries, including:

  • Onex Corporation and Onex Partners in its:
    • Acquisitions of Newport Academy, Fidelity Business Services Group and Resource Environmental Solutions
    • Investments in Imagine Learning, Analytic Partners and Unanet
    • Acquisition of Clarivate Analytics and subsequent de-SPAC transaction
    • Merger of equals of SMG with AEG Facilities 
    • PIPE investment in Emerald Holdings 
  • The Carlyle Group in its:
    • Acquisition of Acosta Sales & Marketing
    • Acquisition of Workforce LogIQ and subsequent sale to PRO Unlimited
  • GTCR in its:
    • Acquisition of Cole-Parmer
    • Acquisition of Correctional Healthcare Companies
  • BDT Capital in its:
    • Acquisition of Truck-Lite with Koch Equity Development
    • Sale of Lakeshore Beverage
    • Acquisition of Lew’s Fishing

Strategic M&A

Mr. Breslin’s strategic M&A experience includes advising: 

  • The Special Committee of the Board of Dell Technologies in the US$21 billion exchange by Dell Technologies of Class V Common Stock into Class C Common Stock with a cash election option
  • Bass Pro Shops in its acquisition of Cabela's Incorporated and related preferred equity financing
  • Johnson Electric in its acquisition of Stackpole International
  • Sirona Dental in its merger of equals with DENTSPLY International 
  • Globe Specialty Metals in its merger of equals with Grupo FerroAtlantica
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation in its sale of the Hyatt Residential Group
  • LifeStorage LP in its sale to Sovran Self Storage
  • Illinois Tool Works in its acquisition of the Engineered Fasteners and Components business of ZF TRW
  • Lindblad Expeditions in its preferred equity financing
  • Nesco Holdings in its acquisition of Custom Truck One Source and related equity financing
  • Tegus in its acquisition of Canalyst


Mr. Breslin has significant experience executing SPAC transactions, including:

  • Clarivate Analytics, Virgin Galactic and GCM Grosvenor in their de-SPAC transactions
  • Capitol Investment Corp. IV in its investment in Nesco Holdings
  • Capitol Investment Corp. V in its investment in Doma Holdings

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2012
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, James Kent Scholar
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
    Dean's List, Distinctive Scholastic Achievement