San Francisco – Sidley is pleased to welcome Daniel Elefant as a partner in the M&A and Private Equity practice in San Francisco. Prior to joining Sidley, Mr. Elefant was a Director at SoftBank Investment Advisers, serving as senior in-house counsel for SoftBank’s $100+ billion Vision Funds.
Mr. Elefant has experience in representing technology and life sciences companies, from formation through initial public offerings or M&A exits, and as a corporate/securities counsel following initial public offering. He has worked on over 150 private financing transactions and over a dozen initial and follow-on public offerings. Daniel has also advised clients on a number of sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions, including a number of private equity buyout transactions.
“Daniel will step right in as a lead securities and governance counsel to corporate clients and investor’s counsel on investment matters for PE and growth equity fund clients,” said Sharon Flanagan, office managing partner of Sidley’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Management and Executive Committees. “Several of our partners, including Mehdi Khodadad, Frank Rahmani, and Carlton Fleming, have worked extensively with Daniel in the past and are excited to welcome him to Sidley.”
“Daniel has an excellent reputation as a lawyer and colleague and we look forward to welcoming him to our team,” said Dan Clivner, co-leader of the firm’s global M&A and Private Equity practice and a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “Given Daniel’s diverse background in private practice and in-house counsel, amongst a host of industry accolades, we know he will have an immediate impact and be a great fit with our clients and firm culture.”
Sidley’s extensive Private Equity practice, with more than 285 lawyers around the world, offers full-service transaction support working with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. The firm’s private equity lawyers have deep experience across the broad spectrum of private equity transactions, from multibillion-dollar leveraged buyouts to growth equity investments in premium middle markets companies.
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