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Dvir Oren is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and the Private Equity Practice Group, where he focuses on complex business transactions, including leveraged buyouts, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority and growth investments, tender and exchange offers, carve-out transactions, restructurings, joint ventures, SPACs and de-SPACs and investments in general partners. Dvir represents public and private acquirers and target companies, boards of directors and special committees in a variety of transactions. He also counsels public and private companies on corporate governance, securities and strategic matters. Dvir has represented numerous private equity funds including Accel-KKR, Apax Partners, Avista Capital, Bain, Carlyle, Warburg Pincus and TowerBrook.

Dvir was recommended as a “Notable Practitioner,” for private equity and M&A by IFLR1000 (2019–2021).

Experience

Prior to joining Willkie in 2021, Dvir was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Private Equity Sponsors

  • Avista Capital Partners
    • Acquisition of Spear Education
    • Acquisition of Solmetex and subsequent acquisition by Solmetex of Sterisil and DryShield
    • Take-private of Telular, acquisition by Telular of SMARTLogix and Reltima, and subsequent sale of Telular to Ametek
    • Various transactions involving WideOpenWest, including sale of a stake to Crestview and sale of a portion of its fiber network in the Chicago market to Verizon
    • Acquisition of Miraca Life Sciences
    • $1.4 billion sale of Armored AutoGroup to Spectrum Brand, Inc.
  • Cerberus
    • Sale of Sparton Corporation's Manufacturing and Design Services segment to One Equity Partners, and sale of the remaining Sparton Corporation to Elbit Systems of America
    • Acquisition of New Avon, LLC and PIPE into Avon Products International, and subsequent sale of New Avon, LLC to LG Household & Health Care, Ltd.
    • Acquisition of Navistar Defense, LLC
    • Acquisition of Staples’ European business
  • FFL Partners
    • FFL Partners and portfolio company ProService, a leading provider of bundled HR solutions, in the sale of ProService to Silver Lake
    • FFL Partners and Two Sigma Impact in their acquisition of a majority stake in Community Medical Services
  • FTV
    • Investment in Patra Corporation
    • Investment in LogicSource
    • Investment in Zoovu
    • Investment in DataArt
  • Levine Leichtman
    • BigHand Inc., a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Iridium Technology, a legal business intelligence and analytics software provider
  • Stanley Capital Partners
    • Acquisition of Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Services Solutions
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners
    • Acquisition of Compassus and subsequent acquisition by Compassus of interests in Ascension Health at Home
    • Investment in Regent Surgical Health
    • Acquisition of TriMedx and subsequent acquisition by TriMedX of Centurion Service Group and Aramark Healthcare Services
    • Acquisition of Rewards NetworkSale of a majority interest in Sound Inpatient Physicians to the North American division of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co.
  • Warburg Pincus
    • Investment in Fortegra
    • Acquisition of WebPT and subsequent acquisition by WebPT of Clinicient
    • Series E round of financing for Salsify, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Practice Velocity by DocuTAP
    • Sale of Gordian Group to Fortive
    • PIPE and tender offer for Cyren
    • Investment in MLM2
    • Investment in Reorg Research
    • Investment in First Green Partners
  • Other
    • American Financial Exchange in its acquisition by 7RIDGE
    • Bain in its acquisition of MSX International and Consolidated Container Co.
    • BC Partners in its take private of Presidio, Inc., recapitalization of GardaWorld and acquisition of Women’s Care Enterprises
    • Carlyle in its acquisition of Arctic Glacier Group, Inc. and Weiman Products
    • MSD Partners in its acquisition of Nutrisystem
    • ORIX Capital Partners in its acquisition of Specialty Welding and Turnarounds, LLC (SWAT)
    • The Sterling Group in its sale of Time Manufacturing to H.I.G. Capital.
    • Tailwind Capital in its acquisition of ArrowStream

Restructuring Transactions

  • FullBeauty Brands Holdings Corp., a former portfolio company of Apax, and its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York
  • iHeartMedia, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries in the $1.8 billion separation of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries out of the iHeartMedia Group in connection with iHeartMedia’s Chapter 11 restructuring process
  • Recapitalization of One Call

Public Company / Strategic Transactions

  • Balcones Distilling in its acquisition by Diageo
  • eToro in its acquisition of Gatsby Digital
  • Take-private of MAM Software for approximately $154 million by KCS, an Accel-KKR portfolio companyBC Partners, in its $2.3 billion take-private of Presidio, Inc.
  • Mazor Robotics in its $1.6 billion sale to Medtronic plc
  • Blackstone Group as majority stockholder of Invitation Homes in its $11 billion merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes
  • Procera Networks, portfolio company of Francisco Partners, in its acquisition of Sandvine Corp.
  • Golden Gate Capital in its proposed $825 million sale of Eddie Bauer to Jos A. Bank, during the hostile bid by Men’s Wearhouse with Eddie Bauer
  • Francisco Partners in its take-private of Clicksoftware Technologies
  • Duff & Phelps Corp. in its sale to a private equity consortium led by The Carlyle Group
  • Cerberus Capital in its $435 million preferred equity investment in Avon Products InternationalAvista Capital Partners in its tender offer to acquire Telular Corp.
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Sauer-Danfoss Inc. in its $2.8 billion tender offer by Danfoss A/S
  • FX Alliance in its sale to Thomson Reuters
  • Fundtech in its sale to GTCR, a “superior offer” to its previously announced merger with S1 Corp.
  • ABB Ltd. in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Baldor Electric Co.
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of EXCO Resources, Inc. in its proposed $5.4 billion take-private by Douglas H. Miller, Chief Executive Officer of EXCO
  • NRG Energy, Inc. in its $1.7 billion acquisition of GenOn Energy, Inc.

Israeli Practice

  • eToro in its acquisition of Gatsby Digital
  • Mazor Robotics of Israel in its $1.6 billion sale to Medtronic plc.
  • Hadera Paper in its $162 million sale of Hogla-Kimberly to Kimberly-Clark
  • PIPE and tender offer by funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus for Cyren
  • Apax Partners’ acquisition and subsequent sale of Attenti
  • Sale of Paradigm to Emerson
  • Francisco Partners in its take-private of Clicksoftware Technologies
  • Fundtech in its sale to GTCR, a “superior offer” to its previously announced merger with S1 Corp.
  • Infosys Ltd. in its acquisition of Panaya, Inc.

* Dvir advised on some of these matters prior to joining Willkie

Credentials

Education


Tel Aviv University, LL.B., magna cum laude, 2004 Tel Aviv University, Degree in Computer Science, magna cum laude, 2004

Bar Admissions


New South Wales, 2010 New York, 2006