David A. Edgar

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

David A. Edgar

David A. Edgar

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Biography

David Edgar provides strategic corporate and transactional advice on a national and international basis. His practice focuses on advising public and private companies, boards of directors, special committees, and senior management in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, activist planning and defense, and corporate governance matters.

His transactional experience includes domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, “going private” transactions, LLCs and partnerships, corporate restructurings and recapitalizations, and venture capital and private equity financings, restructurings, and exits.

In his practice, David represents a broad range of clients, from privately held growth and technology companies to large public companies, as well as financial investors and investment banking firms in mergers and acquisitions transactions. His clients include companies in a diverse range of industries, including chemicals, emerging technology, financial services, software, metals, education, robotics, information technology, media, and life sciences.

David is a speaker, author, and workshop coordinator on a variety of corporate law topics, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital, and corporate governance. He is also a contributing author to the Lexis-Nexis Securities Practice Guide.

Professional/Civic Activities

* American Bar Association

David advised on several recent significant engagements, including Koppers Inc.’s agreement to acquire Osmose Holdings, Inc.’s wood preservation and railroad services businesses for a base purchase price of $460 million(read press release); Long Point Capital’s investment in HCMC Legal, Inc. and related ESOP transaction; the $3.4 billion going-private transaction for Education Management Corporation (EDMC), involving Providence Equity Partners, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, and Leeds Equity Partners, and EDMC’s subsequent IPO and debt tender offer; the $1.6 billion sale of GNC Corporation from Apollo Capital to Ares Capital; the €600 million PIK loan offering by EB Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Eco-Bat Technologies Limited; and several U.S. and international transactions for affiliates of EB Holdings in England, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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Vice President & General Counsel Corporate Secretary at Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp.

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Managing Partner, Seattle Office & Chair of Diversity Committee at K&L Gates LLP

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David A. Edgar
Partner at K&L Gates LLP
Education
J.D., with Honors
Class of 1996

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is an integral part of one of the world’s great educational institutions. Founded in 1891 and consistently the top-ranked law school in the state of Ohio, the Moritz College of Law has grown into one of the nation’s pre-eminent public law schools and one of the most respected law schools in the world.

B.A., magna cum laude
Class of 1993

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Memberships
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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
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K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

Transactions
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Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. purchases Åkers AB from Altor Equity Partners AB

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Koppers, Inc., Koppers Holdings, Inc. purchase Kmg Chemicals, Inc. /Creosote Distribution Business from KMG Chemicals, Inc.

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David A. Edgar is affiliated with K&L Gates LLP

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