David K. Boston

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8625
F 212 728 9625
dbostonwillkie.com

David K. Boston is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department and Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.  He has significant experience in merger and acquisition transactions involving public and private companies and in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.  Dave regularly advises boards of directors and senior management on strategic and governance matters.

M&A

Dave represents strategic companies and private equity firms in a wide range merger and acquisitions transactions, including purchases and sales of public companies and private companies, strategic equity investments, cross-border transactions, spin-offs and corporate control contests.  His practice covers companies in a variety of industries and geographies, with a focus on financial services, asset management and communications.

Capital Markets

Dave represents issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions.  He has extensive experience in IPO’s, follow-on equity offerings by seasoned companies and Rule 144A and registered debt offerings.  These securities offerings are by issuers across a variety of industries.  In addition, Dave advises companies regarding disclosure matters under the securities laws.

Chambers USA (2016) ranks Dave among the leading individuals practicing Corporate/M&A Law in New York.

+ Continue Reading

Highlights

David K. Boston is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department and Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.  He has significant experience in merger and acquisition transactions involving public and private companies and in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.  Dave regularly advises boards of directors and senior management on strategic and governance matters.

Selected Significant Matters

M&A
Dave’s representative M&A transactions include advising:

  • Level 3 Communications in numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including its:
    • sale to CenturyLink ($34 billion)
    • acquisition of tw telecom ($7.3 billion)
    • acquisition of Global Crossing Limited ($3 billion)
    • acquisition of Broadwing Corporation ($1.4 billion)
    • acquisition of TelCove, Inc. ($1.1 billion)
    • acquisition of WilTel Communications from Leucadia ($680 million) 
    • and its sale of Technology Spectrum to Insight Enterprises, Inc.
  • Providence Equity Partners and Warburg Pincus in their $1.15 billion sale of Telcordia Technologies to Ericsson
  • Neuberger Berman in its $2.6 billion sale to Lehman Brothers
  • Hedge fund manager Ramius LLC in its business combination with Cowen Group
  • Cowen Group in its acquisition of LaBranche & Co., Concept Capital Markets and Conifer Securities, LLC
  • Aberdeen Asset Management in its acquisition of Artio Global Investors, FLAG Capital Management, LLC and Arden Asset Management LLC
  • Elior in its acquisition of TrustHouse Services Group
  • The Titan Corporation in its $2.6 billion sale to L-3 Communications
  • América Móvil in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico from Verizon 
  • Teléfonos de Mexico in several transactions, including its:
    • acquisition of AT&T Latin America
    • acquisition of MCI’s controlling interest in Embratel Participacoes 
    • and the sale of its equity interest in MCI to Verizon
  • Cadmus Communications in its sale to Cenveo
  • Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of TransDigm Holding
  • Marsh in its sale of Crump Group to an affiliate of J.C. Flowers
  • Peter Kiewit Sons’ in its spin-off of Kiewit Materials
  • Kiewit Materials in its sale to Rinker Materials

Capital Markets
Dave’s representative capital markets transactions, include advising:

  • Level 3 Communications in numerous offerings of common stock, convertible notes and notes
  • Lennar in numerous notes offerings
  • Ventas, Inc. in numerous offerings of common stock, convertible notes and notes
  • Wells Fargo Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities in notes offerings of Rialto Holdings
  • BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Goldman, Sachs and Citigroup in notes offerings of Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and J.P. Morgan in numerous common stock, preferred stock and convertible notes offerings of Strategic Hotel & Resorts
  • Wells Fargo Securities and BofA Merrill Lynch in a preferred shares offering of Arch Capital
  • Telcordia Technologies in offerings of notes
  • Cowen Group in its initial public offering following its combination with Ramius
  • Neuberger Berman in offerings of common stock and convertible notes