Daniel J. Layfield represents financial sponsors and public and private strategic companies in a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, leveraged acquisitions, stock and asset purchases, divestitures and joint ventures. He has extensive experience advising private equity clients and their portfolio companies in all aspects of the investment process, from initial acquisition through exit.


  • Represented Roark Capital in various transactions, including:
    • Acquisition of International Car Wash Group by portfolio company Driven Brands*
    • $200 million PIPE investment in The Cheesecake Factory*
    • Acquisition of Clairus Group by portfolio company Driven Brands*
    • Acquisition of Fitness Connection*

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University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2007
University of South Carolina, BA, 2002

New York