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David A. Edgar

Fax +1.412.355.6501
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.