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Jacob S. Kleinman


Jacob S. Kleinman

Mergers & Acquisitions
New York

Advises strategic and private equity clients on private and public M&A transactions.

Jacob is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices. He advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, investments, joint ventures and other transactions, in a broad range of sectors, including financial services, insurance, healthcare and technology.

Experience highlights

Jacob’s representations before joining Davis Polk include the following:

  • Kaseya, an Insight Partners portfolio company, in numerous add-on acquisitions, including the take-private acquisition of Datto
  • Velocity Risk Underwriters in the acquisition of majority interest by Oaktree Capital Management
  • Thurston Group and its portfolio company, U.S. Endodontics Partners, in its sale to Quad-C Management
  • Calvert Street Capital Partners and its portfolio company, FDS Amplicare, in its sale to Omnicell
  • Hudson Structured Capital Management in the recapitalization of Weston Insurance Holdings Corporation
  • Eyemart Express, and its sponsor, FFL Partners, in a minority investment by Leonard Green & Partners
  • Bridger Holdings (f/k/a Paxion Capital) and its affiliates in their acquisition of a majority interest in Patrinely Group
  • FFL Partners in its formation and investment in Orthodontic Partners
  • Corbin Capital in its investments in SPACs and related PIPE transaction
  • Kaseya, and its sponsor, Insight Partners, in a minority investment by TPG
  • TigerRisk Partners in a majority investment by Flexpoint Ford
  • Centerbridge Partners in its acquisitions of a majority interest in Davis Vision and a minority interest in Visionworks from Highmark Health
  • Lagardère Travel Retail in its acquisitions of Paradies and Hojeij Branded Foods
  • FFL Partners and its portfolio company, Benevis, in its sale to Littlejohn & Co. and Tailwind Capital
  • The Sterling Group in its acquisition of Time Manufacturing Company from O’Flaherty Holdings Limited and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • GFI Group in its take-private sale to BGC Partners
  • FFL Partners in its acquisition of a majority interest in Eyemart Express
  • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio company, iParadigms, in its sale to Insight Partners and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund
  • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio company, JHP Pharmaceuticals, in its sale to Par Pharmaceutical
  • Warburg Pincus in its majority investments in FacilitySource, Dude Solutions and MercuryGate
  • Insight Partners in its acquisition of Kaseya
  • OppenheimerFunds in its acquisitions of SteelPath Capital Management and Fund Advisors and VTL Associates
  • RG Steel in the sales of substantially all of its assets in bankruptcy
  • Warburg Pincus in its minority investment in InComm
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J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., CUNY Queens College
  • summa cum laude
Professional history
  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 2022-present
  • Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, 2017-2022
  • Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, 2011-2017
  • Principal and Advisor, Business Ventures, 2010-2011
  • Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, 2000-2010
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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