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Darren M. Schweiger


Darren M. Schweiger

Mergers & Acquisitions
New York

Advises on public and private M&A matters, corporate governance and shareholder activism. Named a 2023 “Rising Star” by Law360 for his private equity work.

Darren is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices. He advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and other corporate partnering arrangements, spinoffs, corporate governance matters, shareholder activism and other general corporate matters.

Private equity firms and their portfolio companies regularly engage Darren on a full range of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of investments, leveraged buyouts, minority investments and co-investment arrangements.

In 2023, Law360 named him a “Rising Star” in private equity.

Experience highlights

Private Equity
  • TPG’s
    • $1 billion IPO and conversion of its parent company into a corporation
    • acquisitions of Convey Health Solutions, Centrify, Forcepoint G2CI, Thycotic and HealthSmart International
    • investment in Thomson Reuters’ Elite business
  • Francisco Partners and TPG’s $6.5 billion acquisition of New Relic
  • Symphony Technology Group-led consortium on its:
    • $2.075 billion acquisition of the RSA software security business from Dell Technologies
    • investment by Clearlake Capital in the RSA business
  • Cornell Capital’s:
    • investment in MRC Global
    • acquisitions of truestaff, CardioSolution and
    • acquisition of VISTA Staffing Solutions by Ingenovis Health
  • Sycamore Partners’ $540 million acquisition of the Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey brands
  • SSW Partners’ sale of its Restraint Control Systems business to AIP and $1.5 billion sale of Veoneer Active Safety business to Magna
  • Bansk Group’s:
    • acquisition of Woodstream Corp.
    • majority investments in amika and Eva NYC
  • Lightyear Capital’s acquisition of Lendmark Financial Services with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Warburg Pincus’ formation of Apex International Energy
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division (PIA) on various transactions, including on its acquisition of Hearthside Food Solutions with Vestar Capital Partners
Other Recent Representations
  • Instant Brands sale of substantially all of its assets to Centre Lane Partners
  • Roper Technologies’
    • $5.35 billion acquisition of Vertafore
    • $1.25 billion acquisition of Syntellis Performance Solutions
  • Josh Harris’ acquisition of Washington Commanders
  • Elliot Advisors’ sale of A.C. Milan to RedBird Capital Partners
  • Hemisphere Media Group’s going-private acquisition by Searchlight
  • Aetna’s:
    • $77 billion sale to CVS Health
    • now terminated $37 billion acquisition of Humana
    • $7.3 billion acquisition of Coventry Health Care
  • Freeport-McMoRan’s divestment and shareholder arrangements with Inalum relating to its Grasberg mine and sale of its Tenke mine
  • General Electric’s $11.1 billion combination of GE Transportation and Wabtec
  • Comcast’s $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation
  • MoneyLion’s:
    • $2.4 billion combination with a SPAC
    • $440 million acquisition of Even Financial
  • Raven Industries’ $2.1 billion acquisition by CNH Industrial
  • Taboola’s $800 million acquisition of Connexity
  • Murphy USA’s acquisition of QuickChek
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Law360 – “Rising Star: Private Equity,” 2023


J.D., University of Florida College of Law
  • magna cum laude
  • Research Editor, Florida Law Review
B.S., Accounting, University of Florida
  • cum laude
M.S., Accounting, University of Florida

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2011

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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