Tyler Born is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Chicago, where his practice concentrates on structuring, negotiating and managing the legal aspects of complex business transactions.

He has represented a variety of private equity sponsors and publicly held and privately owned U.S. and multinational companies in a broad array of transactional matters, including public and private mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, corporate reorganizations, venture capital, growth equity and other minority investments, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, joint ventures, and similar strategic partnerships and commercialization transactions, as well as other related corporate governance and securities law matters.

Tyler advises clients worldwide in a wide range of industries, including life science & pharmaceuticals, industrials, IT and software services, AWS, manufacturing, gaming, transportation, healthcare, real estate, utilities, technology, food & beverage, and consulting and business services.


Tyler has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Represented NanoString Technologies, Inc. in the pending bankruptcy court-supervised sale of its assets to Patient Square Capital.
  • Represented Accedian, a portfolio company of Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, in its sale to Cisco.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners in its approximately $1.2 billion take-private acquisition of LOGISTEC Corporation.
  • Represented Varroc Engineering Ltd. in its €600 million sale of Varroc Lighting Systems, a global automotive supplier for exterior vehicle lighting systems, to Plastic Omnium.
  • Represented FTV Capital in its acquisition of a leading provider of technology-enable services and solutions for the insurance industry.
  • Represented Stanley Capital in its acquisition of Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Services Solutions.
  • Represented a publicly traded company in its acquisition of an asset management business.
  • Represented a family office in its investment in a medical therapeutics company.
  • Represented Cardiac Science Corporation, a portfolio company of Aurora Resurgence and a leading provider of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), in its sale to ZOLL Medical Corporation.*
  • Represented Pine Island Capital in connection with its acquisition of Meggitt Training Systems.*
  • Represented Cohere Capital in connection with its acquisitions of ClearScale, Sonobi and iPromote.*
  • Represented Arrow International in is recapitalization involving Platinum Equity.*
  • Represented SCANA Corporation in its sale to Dominion Energy, Inc. in a $14.6 billion all-stock acquisition by Dominion Energy, Inc.*
  • Represented Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., a publicly-traded owner and operator of casino properties in seven states, in its sale to Eldorado Resorts, Inc. for $1.7 billion.*
  • Represented FiscalNote, a leading AI-driven enterprise SaaS company in the completion in its $1.3 billion business combination with Duddell Street Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.*
  • Represented Caterpillar Inc. in its acquisition of M2M Data Corporation, which offers turnkey solutions enabling customers to monitor their assets and perform remote diagnostics, via a private merger.*
  • Represented Progress Rail Services Corporation, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., in its acquisition of Rail Product Solutions, Inc., a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of railway anchors, rail tie fastener products and integrated fastening systems, from Amsted Rail Company, Inc.*
  • Represented Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc., a leading distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, in the acquisition of Guy Metals, Inc., a processor of stainless and nickel alloy products for use in the food, dairy, pharmaceutical and beverage industries.*
  • Represented Bodycote plc in its acquisition of Syracuse Heat Treating Corporation, a specialized heat treating business serving the aerospace, automotive and metal manufacturing markets.*
  • Represented The Dow Chemical Company in the $1.2 billion sale of ANGUS Chemical Company to Golden Gate Capital.*
  • Represented The Dow Chemical Company in the sale of its global specialty films business to Transilwrap Company, Inc.*
  • Represented Univar Inc., a global leader in the distribution of basic chemicals, specialty products and related chemistry services, in a variety of transactions, including the acquisition of several suppliers and distributors of specialty chemicals, pharmaceutical ingredients and other blended and formulated products for distribution in the U.S. market.*
  • Represented Elkay Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial kitchen and bath products in the United States, in multiple transactions, including the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a U.S. distributor of kitchen and bath plumbing products, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a global leader in the commercial interiors industry specializing in restaurant, retail, hospitality and education markets.*
  • Represented Adeptus, Inc., an owner and operator of hospital facilities and free standing emergency room facilities, in connection with a variety of corporate transactional matters, including the formation, operation and restructuring of multiple joint ventures and several other management, development, licensing and services arrangements for hospitals and free standing emergency room facilities.*
  • Represented bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, in a multimillion dollar equity investment in Banyan Biomarkers, Inc., a developer of blood tests capable of diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.*
  • Represented ICON Venue Group, which manages the development, design and construction of sports, entertainment and public assembly facilities, in its sale to CAA Sports, a division of the entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency.*
  • Represented Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. in various transactions, including the sale of Isle of Capri Marquette, Inc. to Casino Queen, and the disposition of its hotel and casino in Natchez, Mississippi.*
  • Represented a publicly traded company in the negotiation and termination of a high-profile sponsorship agreement and related licenses.*
  • Represented a publicly traded company in its equity investment in an industry-leading developer and vendor of imaging data migration and software and storage services for healthcare facilities around the world, and the subsequent acquisition of the remaining equity of the company.*
  • Represented private equity and corporate clients in connection with various matters in the heavily-regulated for-profit healthcare industry, including merger & acquisition, joint venture, financing and restructuring transactions.

* Tyler advised on these matters prior to joining Willkie.



University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2014 Washington University, BSBA, 2009

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2014