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Evan Rosen

Diverse practice spanning M&A, joint ventures, spinoffs and governance. Represents private equity sponsors and portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses.

Evan is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity teams. His practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations and other corporate partnering transactions, restructurings, spinoffs, and takeover and corporate governance matters on behalf of both strategic clients and financial buyers.

On the private equity side, Evan represents sponsors and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, minority investments and co-investment arrangements.

Evan has been recognized as a rising star by Law360 and The Deal. He is a member of the editorial board of The M&A Lawyer.

His pro bono practice includes advising SeaChange Capital Partners, a New York-based merchant bank serving the nonprofit sector, on high-impact investments in nonprofits helping low-income New Yorkers.

Experience highlights

  • Galaxy Digital on various transactions, including its proposed $1.2 billion acquisition of BitGo, its domestication to the United States and its U.S. listing
  • Comcast on numerous transactions, including its:
    • proposal to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox
    • “put/call” agreement with The Walt Disney Company regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership interest in Hulu
    • £30.6 billion ($40.0 billion) successful contested acquisition of Sky
  • Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble’s founder, on the acquisition by Blackstone of a majority stake in MagicLab, and the subsequent $2.5 billion IPO of Bumble
  • BDT Capital Partners on various acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Culligan International and Balcan Plastics
  • IHS Markit on its agreement with CME Group to combine their post-trade services into a 50/50 joint venture
  • Truist on its:
    • sale of BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital
    • strategic funding of Veem
    • Series A funding of Greenwood
  • Payoneer on its $3.3 billion combination with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., a SPAC
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division (PIA) and its consortium partners on its $2.2 billion preferred financing for Bass Pro Shops' $5.5 billion acquisition of Cabela's
  • Metalmark Capital on various acquisitions and dispositions, including its acquisition of Kissner Milling from TorQuest Partners and its subsequent sale to Stone Canyon Industries Holdings, and its acquisition of WorldStrides from the Carlyle Group and its subsequent sale to Eurazeo
  • Tailwind Capital Partners in a number of acquisitions and investments, including Diversified and Technical Innovation
  • Lightyear Capital in a number of transactions, including its acquisition of Lighthouse Technologies
  • LendingTree on its $872 million secondary offering
  • Nubank on its $300 million funding round
  • Temenos on its $559 million acquisition of Kony from Insight Venture Partners and others
  • The management and CEO of ISS on the acquisition of a majority share in ISS by Deutsche Börse
  • Shire on the $2.4 billion sale of its oncology business to Servier
  • Roche on its $4.3 billion acquisition of Spark Therapeutics
  • HRG on its $10 billion combination with Spectrum Brands
  • HSN on its $2.6 billion sale to Liberty Interactive
  • Nutrisystem on its $1.4 billion acquisition by Tivity Health
  • Advanced Drainage Systems on its $1.08 billion acquisition of Infiltrator Water Technologies
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Law360 – “Rising Star: Private Equity,” 2021
The Deal – “Rising Star,” 2019
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • Emmett E. Eagan Award
  • Helen L. DeRoy Memorial Award
  • cum laude
  • Executive Editor, Michigan Law Review
B.A., Finance, Emory University, Goizueta Business School
  • with distinction
Professional history
  • Partner, 2019-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2011-2019
  • Bank of America, 2006-2008
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