Partner, Dechert LLP
Gareth Clark represents large and middle market buyout funds and their portfolio companies on a broad range of U.S. and international complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, carve-out transactions, going-private transactions, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, growth capital investments, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and other investments throughout a company’s capital structure. He also advises his clients in connection with corporate governance, liquidity events, and management equity.
Over the course of his career, he has represented numerous private equity firms, including Apollo Global Management, Cerberus Capital Management, Searchlight Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sterling Investment Partners, Stripes Group, Tengram Capital Partners and VisioCap. As a result of his diverse client base, Mr. Clark has deep knowledge of the latest market terms and conditions and his clients benefit from his commercial savvy. His experience extends across industries, including chemicals and industrials, consumer products and services, healthcare and life sciences, technology, telecommunications, financial services, agriculture and advertising.
Mr. Clark is listed as a recommended lawyer for mergers and acquisitions by The Legal 500 (U.S.), a legal directory based on the opinions of clients and peers.
Mr. Clark is a leading voice for one of Dechert’s core values – diversity. He serves as Co-Chair of Dechert’s LGBTQ Affinity Group and is the Co-Diversity Liaison Partner for Dechert’s Global Corporate Department. He is also a member of the Firm’s Hiring Committee.
Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Clark was a member of the private equity and mergers and acquisitions groups of another international law firm.
Mr. Clark was shortlisted by legal directory Chambers USA for 2019 LGBT+ Equality Lawyer of the Year, an award which recognizes a partner who is leading the way in their commitment to LGBT + diversity and inclusion.