David A. Niemeyer focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Bio

Mr. Niemeyer has represented strategic clients, private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, family offices and special committees in a variety of U.S. and cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, auctions, investments, joint ventures, restructurings, spin-offs and de-SPAC transactions. He also regularly advises clients on corporate governance and other general corporate matters.

Notable transactions in which Mr. Niemeyer has advised include:

  • Caesars Entertainment Corporation in its acquisition by Eldorado Resorts, Inc. for $17.3 billion;
  • two private equity firms in their acquisition of The Western Union Company’s business solutions division;
  • ArchKey Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of the GFI Energy Group of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., in its:
    • acquisition of Parsons Electric LLC; and
    • partnership with One Rock Capital Partners, LLC;
  • Perella Weinberg Partners in a variety of matters, including its de-SPAC business combination with FinTech Acquisition Corp. IV (sponsored by Betsy and Daniel Cohen);
  • the board of directors of Caesars Entertainment Corporation in connection with a settlement agreement with shareholder activist Carl Icahn, related matters and other general corporate matters;
  • funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in connection with:
    • the formation of an entity to invest in select transportation assets; and
    • the initial acquisition by that entity;
  • The Walt Disney Company in its:
    • partnership with Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League to form the media streaming and technology company BAMTech, LLC; and
    • acquisition of a minority stake in Vice Media;
  • the special committee of Caesars Acquisition Company in CAC’s merger with Caesars Entertainment Corporation;
  • United Talent Agency in its acquisition of MediaLink, a marketing and media consulting firm, from Ascential plc;
  • Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., in the formation of a joint venture with Gray Television, Inc. that will create and distribute a premier linear multicast and OTT (over-the-top) channel;
  • Hulu, LLC in its sale of a 10% stake to Time Warner Inc.;
  • CB Franchise Systems, LLC, owner of The Counter and BUILT Custom Burger franchises, in its sale to MTY Food Group Inc.;
  • the Power Opportunity Group of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in a partnership with Sachs Electric Co.;
  • Quixote Studios in general corporate matters;
  • Oaktree Capital Management and its co-investors in connection with the sale of a majority of the stock of Alliance Healthcare Services, a publicly listed company, to Fujian Thai Hot Investment Company;
  • a portfolio company of Crimson Investment in connection with the sale of the company;
  • Tengram Capital and its portfolio company Robert Graham in connection with the combination of Robert Graham with Differential Brands Group, formerly Joe’s Jeans; and
  • Dermalogica in its acquisition by Unilever.

Mr. Niemeyer spends time each year on pro bono cases for The Innocence Project, which works to exonerate the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

Mr. Niemeyer also serves on the firm’s Los Angeles office Recruiting Committee.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., Loyola Marymount University, 2007 (magna cum laude)

Admissions

  • California

Associations

  • Member, Young Professionals Board, Jumpstart for Young Children
  • Member, Executive Committee, Business Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association

David A. Niemeyer