Sidley has appointed Daniel Elefant as a partner in its M&A and Private Equity practice in San Francisco. Prior to joining Sidley, Elefant was a Director at SoftBank Investment Advisers, serving as senior in-house counsel for SoftBank’s $100-plus billion Vision Funds.
Elefant has experience in representing technology and life sciences companies, from formation through initial public offerings or M&A exits, and as a corporate/securities counsel following initial public offering. He has worked on over 150 private financing transactions and over a dozen initial and follow-on public offerings. Daniel has also advised clients on a number of sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions, including a number of private equity buyout transactions.
Sidley’s extensive Private Equity practice, with more than 285 lawyers around the world, offers full-service transaction support working with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. The firm’s private equity lawyers have deep experience across the broad spectrum of private equity transactions, from multibillion-dollar leveraged buyouts to growth equity investments in premium middle markets companies.