David A. Gerson advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies on a range of complex financial transactions. He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), dispositions, equity and debt financings, and out-of-court restructurings. David also represents private equity sponsors and portfolio companies in a broad range of general corporate matters.
A senior member of the firm’s private equity practice, David represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in complex and cross-border M&A transactions, with a special emphasis on distressed businesses and special situations.
Represented Performance Fibers Holdings, a Sun Capital Partners portfolio company, in the sale of its fiber manufacturing operations in Asia to Indorama Ventures
Represented Quintiq Holding B.V., a portfolio investment of LLR Partners and NewSpring Growth Capital, in its sale to Dassault Systèmes
Represented an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of the assets of Demilec Inc. and affiliates
Represented an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Johnny Rockets
Represented Sun Capital Partners in the sale of its Del Monte Canada and Aylmer Tomato Company portfolio companies to ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Represented Sun Capital Partners in the acquisition of the assets of Friendly Ice Cream Corporation out of bankruptcy
Represented Sun Capital Partners in the acquisition of equity ownership of Real Mex Restaurants
Harvard Law School, 1988, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 1985, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2015)
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2015)
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2007–2015)