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Danny McMann

Legal Director
Danny McMann’s practice focuses on private equity. He represents private equity houses and financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on complex cross-border M&A transactions, across a range of industries and geographies.

Danny advises on all commercial legal matters, including acquisitions, carve-out transactions, minority and growth capital investments, exits, secondaries, joint ventures, capital raises, transaction and equity structuring, management incentivisation, governance, due diligence and reputational, regulatory and compliance risks.
Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New York


Bain Capital:

  • on its acquisition of a majority stake in Maesa, a global beauty brand incubator;
  • on its acquisition of Bugaboo International, a Dutch design company that develops and produces mobility products;
  • and Cinven on their EUR 5.4b joint public takeover of the German pharmaceutical company Stada Arzneimittel AG;
  • and Carlyle on their EUR 3.4b joint public takeover offer for the German lighting company OSRAM Licht AG; and
  • and Advent International in structuring a management equity plan following their DKK17 billion acquisition of card-payment company Nets Holding AS.

EW Healthcare Partners:

  • on its acquisition of a majority stake in the French pharmaceutical company Laboratoires Majorelle;
  • on its EUR750m sale of EUSA Pharma;
  • and Cognate BioServices on their acquisition of Cobra Biologics, a leading international contract development and manufacturing organization; and
  • on its sale of EUSA Pharma’s critical care business to SERB Pharmaceuticals.

Starr Investment Holdings and ACA Compliance Group:

  • on the acquisition of Cordium, a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance products and services, from Ares;
  • on the sale of Cordium Malta Limited, a provider of compliance, risk, accounting and governance services for the investment management industry in Malta; and
  • on the sale of Wheelhouse Advisors (formerly Cordium Malta Limited), a compliance and accounting business, to Pelican Capital.

Summit Partners:

  • on the sale of its majority stake in Normec, a technology-enabled provider of testing, inspection and certification services, to Astorg; and
  • on its investment in Darktrace Limited, an AI company specialising in cyber security and defence systems.

Davidson Kempner European Partners on its joint venture acquisition of the Urban Pubs & Bars business.

SK Capital on its further investment in Archroma, a Swiss-headquartered provider of specialty chemicals.

Siris Capital and Mavenir Group, a software provider for CSPs, in connection with Silver Rock’s USD125m preferred financing investment in the Mavenir Group.

Mothercare Group in relation to the restructuring & administration sale of its franchise and brand business.

Starwood Capital Group:

  • on its acquisition of a 29.42% stake in London-listed RDI Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT); and
  • on its investment in CASAFARI, a leading real estate data platform.

Vitruvian Partners:

  • on its investment in CFC Underwriting, an independent managing general agent; and
  • on its acquisition of Phlexglobal, provider of electronic Trial Master File systems and services to the life sciences industry, from Bridgepoint Development Capital.

A consortium led by Drakewood Capital on their further investment in the Waybill/Virtus platform and acquisition of Small Tubes Products, a leading U.S. redrawer of niche, small diameter copper and aluminum tubes, from Quilvest.

Indigo Capital on its sale of Premier Research, a leading middle-market contract research organisation, to Metalmark Capital.

TowerBrook Capital Partners:

  • on its acquisition of Dutch frozen food producer Van Geloven from Lion Capital;
  • on its sale of a majority stake in Van Geloven to McCain Foods;
  • on its sale of a minority stake in the TowerBrook group to Wafra; and
  • on its acquisition of the Metallum group, a European leader in metals trading, recycling and logistics, from Alpha.
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2014
  • University of British Columbia, B.A. Medal in Arts: Head of Class, 2009

Prior Experience

Danny was a partner in the London office of a top-tier U.S. law firm prior to joining DLA.