For over 30 years, Bryan Davis has advised public and private companies and investors in connection with their largest and most significant opportunities and challenges. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, minority investments involving preferred equity and debt instruments, divestitures, joint ventures, capital raising activities, restructurings, and corporate governance issues. Bryan has extensive cross-border deal experience.
Recent transactions include Infor's $2.8 billion sale of its Enterprise Asset Management business to Hexagon AB; Flint Hills Resources' sale of its ethanol business to POET; advising Koch Minerals in connection with the acquisition by United States Steel of a 49.9% interest in Big River Steel; the sale by Koch Equity Development and BDT Capital Partners of their interests in Truck-Lite to Genstar Capital; advising Koch Equity Development in various common and preferred equity investments, including in an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners in connection with Vista's acquisition of Solera Holdings for $6.5 billion; The Southern Company's acquisition of AGL Resources for $12 billion; and advising the Woodruff Arts Center in connection with Live Nation's agreement to manage and operate the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
Recognized in Chambers USA, clients describe Bryan as "one of the best client service partners I've ever worked with," a "really good M&A technician who knows the case law and deal inside and out," and "a skilled and excellent negotiator."
Bryan is a member of the University of Virginia Law School Alumni Council. He serves on the board of trustees of the Atlanta Police Foundation and is the former chairman of the board of the Special Olympics of Georgia.
- May 11, 2012
Doing Deals in a Down Economy - Business and Corporate Law Section of the Idaho Bar Association
- University of Virginia (J.D. 1984); Columbia University (B.A. 1981)
The Best Lawyers in America — corporate and mergers & acquisitions (2001-2019)
Chambers USA — leaders in their field, corporate/M&A (2013-2019)
Legal 500 US — M&A (2017)
Georgia Super Lawyers — mergers & acquisitions (2004-2019)