Jeff Daniel is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Jeff's focus includes mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border), joint ventures and private equity transactions. He has worked extensively on acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures for both private equity and corporate clients and advised on leveraged buyouts, carveouts, strategic investments, restructurings, recapitalizations and reorganizations.  

In the area of mergers and acquisitions, Jeff has represented companies in acquisitions relating to software, retail, warehousing, defense, gaming, generation facilities and other businesses.



Jeffrey’s representative current and prior engagements include:

  • Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLI) in its acquisition of Nehring Electrical Works Company

  • Franchise Group and Sylvan Learning, an enrichment education provider franchise for K-12 students, in Sylvan’s sale to Unleashed Brands

  • Franchise Group and W.S. Badcock LLC in W.S. Badcock’s combination with Conn’s Inc.

  • Carrix in the acquisition of Ceres Terminals 

  • Franchise Group, Inc. CEO Brian Kahn in the $2.6 billion acquisition of Franchise Group by a senior management team led by Kahn in partnership with an investor consortium

  • Banneker Partners in its investment in Versaterm Public Safety and Versaterm's subsequent acquisitions of Integrated Computer Systems, CI Technologies, Visual Labs and FivePoint Solutions. 

  • Balcones Distilling in its acquisition by Diageo
  • Warburg Pincus in the minority recapitalization of portfolio company eSentire, Inc.
  • Akorn in the sale of seven branded ophthalmic products to Théa
  • Citizens Financial Group, Inc. in its acquisition of private investment banking firm DH Capital LLC.
  • NEOGOV in its investment from Warburg Pincus and The Carlyle Group
  • Akorn Pharmaceuticals in the sale of its consumer health business to Prestige Consumer Healthcare
  • Thycotic and Insight Partners in the sale of Thycotic to TPG Global
  • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio company NEOGOV in NEOGOV’s acquisition of PowerDMS
  • Spinnaker Insurance Company, a licensed national property and casualty insurer, in its acquisition by Hippo Insurance Services
  • Resideo Technologies in connection with several acquisitions of companies and technology assets following its spin-off from Honeywell
  • Foundation Source in its acquisition by Incline Equity Partners
  • FFL Partners and its portfolio company EyeCare Partners in the sale of ECP to Partners Group
  • Warburg Pincus in its sale of Dude Solutions to Clearlake Capital Group
  • RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in its $1.5 billion deal to acquire Tokio Millennium Re, the reinsurance platform of Tokio Marine Holdings Inc.
  • Glatfelter Insurance Group in its acquisition by American International Group, Inc.
  • Extant Components Group Holdings in its sale to TransDigm
  • Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. and Vatera Healthcare Partners, Melinta’s majority shareholder, in Melinta’s agreement to merge with Cempra, Inc.
  • CMA CGM in the sale to the EQT Infrastructure III fund of a 90 percent stake in APL Limited, whose wholly owned subsidiary, Eagle Marine Services, Ltd., operates Global Gateway South, a leading container terminal in the Port of Los Angeles
  • Deutsche Bank in the sale of its high net worth retail brokerage business to Raymond James
  • The Sterling Group in its acquisition of North American Industrial Services, an industrial maintenance company
  • PayScale, Inc., a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, in its merger with MarketPay
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its $250 million acquisition of Gilt
  • Battelle Memorial Institute in connection with its sale of Bluefin Robotics to General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions in the acquisition of the trade processing and directed trustee business of Wilmington Trust Retirement and Institutional Services*
  • QinetiQ Group plc in the sale of its indirect U.S. subsidiary QinetiQ North America, Inc. to The SI Organization, Inc., a portfolio company of Veritas Capital*
  • JPMorgan Asset Management – Real Estate Funds and Carr Properties in its joint venture transaction with Alony Hetz*
  • Represented JPMorgan Ventures Energy Corporation in a commodity intermediation with Philadelphia Energy Solutions, a joint venture between the Carlyle Group and Sunoco*
  • Goldman Sachs in its acquisition of Metro International Trade Services, an international metals warehouse and logistics company*
  • Counsel to the ad hoc committee of convertible noteholders in The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. chapter 11 case*
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts in connection with its sale of the Trump Marina to Golden Nugget*
  • Counsel to the second lien noteholder committee in the Trump Entertainment Resorts chapter 11 case*
  • Kelson Energy in its sale of a 1,230 MW power plant to Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company*

*  Jeffrey advised on this matter prior to joining Willkie.



New York Law School, J.D., 2007 CUNY - Queens College, B.A., 2004

Bar Admissions

New York, 2008