David Yates’s practice focuses on international and domestic public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures and strategic transactions. David also advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies in all types of middle-market complex business transactions, including auction processes, leveraged buyouts and tax-free reorganizations.
David’s clients include a broad range of publicly owned and privately held US and foreign companies. David has been involved in numerous significant acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, concessions and other business transactions, including those involving cross-border complexities.
David regularly represents foreign clients in connection with US acquisitions, as well as domestic companies in connection with their international expansion and divestitures.
- JD, University of Alabama School of Law, cum laude, 2001
- MBA, University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business, 2001
- BA, Political Science, Yale University, 1995
Bar Admission : Georgia
- Represent portfolio company of Hudson Advisors in divestiture of a division of a portfolio company.
- Counsel to OmniMax International, Inc. in multiple domestic and international transactions.
- Represented Promerica Financial Corporation in multiple acquisitions, including the acquisition of Banco Citibank de Guatemala, S.A. and affiliate Cititarjetas de Guatemala Limitada and the acquisition of shares representing 56 percent of Banco de la Producción S.A., Ecuador’s third-largest publicly traded lender.
- Represented South Florida company in the disposition of its portfolio of over 100 US service station assets to 7-Eleven, Inc.
- Represented Banco de Sabadell, S.A. in transaction involving transfer to Sabadell of $1.26 billion in assets under management and loans held by the Miami Branch of Lloyds TSB Bank.
- Represented one of Spain’s leading construction groups in expansion into oil waste management in the U.S. through its acquisitions of two subsidiaries of Siemens Water Technologies Corp. for $182.4M.
- Member, American Bar Association (including membership in various committees of the American Bar Association, including the Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions and the Committee on Private Equity and Venture Capital)
- Member, State Bar of Georgia Business Law Section
- Member, Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, Florida and New York
- Member, Brazilian-US Chamber of Commerce, Florida and New York
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