Darren M. Schweiger
  1. Partner

Mr. Schweiger is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. 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. He also regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a full range of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of investments, leveraged buyouts, minority investments and co-investment arrangements.

Work Highlights

Private Equity Representations

  • TPG Capital on various transactions, including its acquisition of Convey Health Solutions
  • Symphony Technology Group-led consortium on its $2.075 billion acquisition of the RSA software security business from Dell Technologies
  • Sycamore Partners on the $540 million acquisition of the Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey brands from Ascena Retail Group
  • Bansk Group on its acquisition of Woodstream Corporation
  • Lightyear Capital on its acquisition of Lendmark Financial Services with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Warburg Pincus on the formation of Apex International Energy
  • Cornell Capital on its convertible preferred investment in MRC Global Inc.
  • Tailwind Capital on its sale of ReTrans
  • Goldman Sachs' merchant banking division (PIA) on various transactions, including on its acquisition of Hearthside Food Solutions with Vestar Capital Partners, and its investment in Inhabit IQ

Other Recent Representations

  • Aetna Inc. on various transactions, including its:
    • $77 billion sale to CVS Health
    • now terminated $37 billion acquisition of Humana
    • $7.3 billion acquisition of Coventry Health Care
  • Syngenta on its $43 billion acquisition by ChemChina
  • Roper Technologies on its $5.35 billion acquisition of Vertafore
  • General Electric in connection with the $11.1 billion combination of GE Transportation and Wabtec
  • Comcast on its $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation
  • TIAA on its $2.5 billion acquisition of EverBank
  • cxLoyalty Group on the sale of its Global Loyalty division to JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Noble Group on various transactions, including its:
    • $1.4 billion disposition of its Global Oil Liquids business
    • disposition of Noble America Gas & Power
    • $1.05 billion sale of Noble Americas Energy Solutions
  • Loews Corporation on its acquisition of Consolidated Container Company from Bain Capital Private Equity

Professional History

  • Partner, 2019-present
  • Associate, 2011-2019

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • M.S., Accounting, University of Florida, 2008
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Florida, 2008
    • cum laude
  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 2011
    • magna cum laude
    • Research Editor, Florida Law Review