David B. Cosgrove

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8274
F 212 728 9274
dcosgrovewillkie.com

David B. Cosgrove is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. David’s practice focuses on private equity and M&A transactions, as well as general corporate and securities matters. He has significant experience representing financial sponsors in structuring and negotiating leveraged buyouts, add-on acquisitions and disposition transactions. He represents financial sponsors and other investors in growth capital investments, restructuring transactions, rollover investments, funds for dedicated acquisition platforms, and other financing and securities transactions. David also works closely with portfolio companies and executives in designing, structuring and negotiating executive employment and equity compensation arrangements. 

Highlights

David B. Cosgrove is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. David’s practice focuses on private equity and M&A transactions, as well as general corporate and securities matters. He has significant experience representing financial sponsors in structuring and negotiating leveraged buyouts, add-on acquisitions and disposition transactions. He represents financial sponsors and other investors in growth capital investments, restructuring transactions, rollover investments, funds for dedicated acquisition platforms, and other financing and securities transactions. David also works closely with portfolio companies and executives in designing, structuring and negotiating executive employment and equity compensation arrangements. 

Selected Significant Matters

  • Represented FFL Partners, through its portfolio group Laurel Solutions, in the cross-border acquisition of Servelec Technologies.

  • Represented FFL Partners (Friedman Fleischer & Lowe) and Lee Equity in acquisition of Summit Behavioral Healthcare.

  • Represented FFL Partners in acquisition of DataOnline, LLC.

  • Represented CURO Technologies in investment in Cognical, Inc.

  • Represented Dubin Clark & Company, Inc. in series of acquisitions of U.S. based event rental and productions companies.

  • Represented Calvert Street Capital Partners in acquisition of Advanced Grinding Solutions, Inc.

  • Represented FFL Partners in its acquisition of Interactive Health, a leading national provider of employee wellness solutions.

  • Represented FFL Partners in acquisition of Icynene, Inc., an international producer and supplier of residential and commercial foam insulation products.

  • Represented FFL Partners in its acquisition of American Advisors Group, a national originator of reverse mortgages.

  • Represented FFL Partners in its acquisition of Iracore, a manufacturer of specialized industrial pipes for the oilfield industry.

  • Represented FFL Partners in its sale of Tritech Holdings, a leading provider of software solutions for government project management, to Insight Capital Partners.

  • Represented FFL Partners in its sale of CHI Overhead Doors, a leading manufacturer and distributor of commercial and residential overhead doors, to KKR.

  • Represented Calvert Street Capital Partners in its sale of IOS Holdings, a U.S. oilfield inspection and services business, to LB Foster.

  • Represented Calvert Street Capital Partners in its acquisition of Abrasive Form, a leading national supplier of industrial grinding services and products.

  • Represented Calvert Street Capital Partners in its spinout of Premium Inspection and its subsequent add-on acquisition of Castronics, both U.S. industrial inspection and testing services companies.

  • Represented Calvert Street Capital Partners and its portfolio company IOS Holdings in acquisition of Xxtreme Pipe Services.

  • Represented Calvert Street Capital Partners in its sale of Specialty Performance Products.

  • Represented Curo Technologies (a/k/a Speedy Cash), an international consumer lending business, in numerous add-on transactions and high yield note offerings.

  • Represented Merex Aircraft in its acquisition of Kellstrom Defense, to form a combined international supplier of aftermarket parts logistical support and for military aircraft.

  • Represented Dubin Clark in its sale of Driven Performance Brands, a leading supplier of after-market automotive transmission and exhaust products, to Sentinel Capital.

  • Represented Dubin Clark in its acquisition of SGA Holdings and its subsequent add-on acquisition of T&B Equipment, both leading national staging, seating and other event rental equipment companies.

  • Represented Dubin Clark in acquisition of Restoration Parts Unlimited and multiple add-on transactions in the after-market auto parts and accessories industry.

  • Represented Dubin Clark in its acquisition of USSC Group, a national manufacturer and distributor of transit, military vehicle and rail/locomotive seating products.

  • Represented Dubin Clark in its acquisition of BBJ Linen, a national supplier of table-top and other event rental products.

  • Represented Dubin Clark in its acquisition of Peterson Party, M&M Events and numerous other party and event rental suppliers.

  • Represented HIG Capital in its acquisition of Ashton Potter, a manufacturer and supplier of US postage stamps and other secured printing products.

  • Represented HIG Capital in its acquisition of Vance Baldwin and Encompass Parts, U.S. based OEM distributors of electronics parts and accessories.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, David was a partner at Bingham McCutchen.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

David is a member of the New York State Bar Association.