Key Experience

  • Represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies.
  • Advises public and private companies on M&A and other complex corporate transactions.


Daniel Tavakoli represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in transactions, including follow-on acquisitions, dispositions and corporate governance matters. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of both public and private companies and other complex corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, carve-out transactions, private equity investments, co-investments, joint ventures and divestitures.

Representative Work

Retail and Consumer Products

  • Mubadala Capital on its acquisitions of Mercer Foods and Thrive Foods.*
  • Mubadala Capital in its acquisition of K-MAC Enterprises from Lee Equity Partners Opportunities Fund.*
  • Paine Schwartz Partners, a private equity fund focused on sustainable food chain investments, in its investment in Sterilex, a leading developer of innovative food safety antimicrobial products.*
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. in its acquisition of Restaurant Technologies, Inc. from Aurora Management Partners.*
  • Blackstone Group as majority stockholder of Invitation Homes in its $11 billion merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes.*

Public Service and Affiliations