David A. Niemeyer focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Mr. Niemeyer has represented strategic and financial clients in a variety of U.S. and cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, auctions and joint ventures. He also regularly advises clients on corporate governance and other general corporate matters.
Notable transactions in which Mr. Niemeyer has advised include:
the special committee of Caesars Acquisition Company in CAC’s merger with Caesars Entertainment Corporation;
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 dedicated to the country lifestyle;
Hulu, LLC in its sale of a 10 percent 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;
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.
- 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;
- 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;
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.