People: David M. Warburg, Partner

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David M. Warburg

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-4653
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David M. Warburg is a partner in the Corporate Department in the New York Office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice is focused on cross-border and domestic private equity, securities, and merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Warburg also has a substantial practice representing both sponsors of and institutional investors in US and offshore private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and joint ventures.

Mr. Warburg has over 25 years of experience representing both sources and users of capital in private placements and initial public offerings by U.S. and foreign companies of equity and debt securities, formation of U.S. domestic and offshore funds, and private equity technology and real estate-related investments. He also represents public and private U.S. and foreign companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity restructurings, “going-private” transactions, restructurings, and general corporate, contract, and securities law matters.

Mr. Warburg has represented Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Russian, and UK companies, investors, and financial institutions in domestic and international transactions.
 

David M. Warburg is a partner in the Corporate Department in the New York Office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice is focused on cross-border and domestic private equity, securities, and merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Warburg also has a substantial practice representing both sponsors of and institutional investors in US and offshore private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and joint ventures.

Mr. Warburg has over 25 years of experience representing both sources and users of capital in private placements and initial public offerings by U.S. and foreign companies of equity and debt securities, formation of U.S. domestic and offshore funds, and private equity technology and real estate-related investments. He also represents public and private U.S. and foreign companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity restructurings, “going-private” transactions, restructurings, and general corporate, contract, and securities law matters.

Mr. Warburg has represented Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Israeli, Italian, Mexican, Russian, and UK companies, investors, and financial institutions in domestic and international transactions.
 

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law (1978)
  • B.A., Yeshiva University (1975)
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2012)

Admissions

  • New York

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Representative Engagements

Private Equity/Mergers and Acquisitions

  • A mobile virtual network operator offering services across the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, in several rounds of private equity financing provided by venture capital funds and other institutional investors, and in its recent acquisition activities.
  • A Hong Kong-based content/data management technology solutions provider in venture capital financing and US acquisition transactions.
  • A US/European-based real estate fund in its preferred equity and mezzanine debt investments, and in its workouts of certain investments.
  • A New York City-based sports, media and tourist attraction in its debt and equity restructuring efforts, including intensive efforts to restructure tax-exempt bonds, taxable bonds and equity.
  • A consortium of international investors including The Baugur Group, an international investment company focusing on investments in media in Europe and the U.S., and Acquire Media Corporation, a developer and operator of digital media distribution and filtering platforms for publishing and financial services, in their acquisition of the assets of U.S.-based news content provider NewsEdge, from The Thomson Corporation.
  • Nice Systems, Ltd., a NASDAQ/NMS-quoted Israeli-based leading global provider of advanced multimedia digital recording platforms, software applications and consulting services, in its acquisition for cash of the assets of the CRS Division of Dictaphone Corporation.

Securities Representation

  • A Shenzhen, China-based company engaged in designing, developing, marketing and distributing consumer products, in its reverse acquisition and concurrent PIPE financing in the United States.
  • An investor/management buyout group in a leveraged "going-private merger" with JLM Industries, Inc., a NASDAQ-quoted leading global marketer and distributor of performance chemicals and manufacturer and marketer of phenol and acetone, including a restructuring of its debt and equity and new asset-based financing.
  • The U.S. sponsor in the development and formation of a U.S. small-cap special situation fund and representation of the fund in multiple PIPE and controlling interest investments in various public  companies.

Private Investment Fund Formation and Institutional Investor Representation

  • A US private equity and hedge fund sponsor in the structuring and formation of a new hedge fund focusing on publicly-traded investment grade and convertible debt and preferred equity securities.
  • Several US pension plans in their alternative investments in a variety of US and offshore private equity, real estate and hedge funds.
  •  A European publicly-traded sponsor in the structuring, formation and syndication to U.S. and European pension plan investors of a large private investment fund targeting French real estate investment.
  • Various U.S. sponsors in the formation of several real estate funds targeting the acquisition of real estate assets throughout the US and Europe.

Publications