Sarah Davis is an M&A lawyer with experience across a diverse range of industries and transaction types, with a focus on asset management M&A. She advises financial and strategic buyers in complex domestic and cross-border asset management transactions, including control transactions, asset sales, carve-out transactions, joint ventures, minority investments (including GP stakes transactions), and other strategic matters.

Sarah offers her clients an insider’s understanding of their most challenging business and legal issues, drawing from her deep experience in private practice and more than five years in-house as vice president and senior counsel at Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG), a global asset management company, where she was a member of the new investments team.

Sarah was an M&A associate at the firm from 2014 – 2015; prior to that, she was an associate in the corporate department of a leading New York-based law firm.

In 2022, Sarah was recognized as a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer.


  • Represented Gridiron Capital in the sale of a minority stake to RidgeLake Partners.
  • Represented Tekla Capital Management in the sale of its advisory business to abrdn Inc.
  • Represented The Vistria Group in the sale of a minority stake to Hunter Point Capital and ADQ
  • Represented iCapital Network in its acquisition of Axio Financial, a provider of financial services specializing in structured notes.
  • Represented Altimeter Growth Corp. in its $40 billion business combination with Grab Holdings (and related $4 billion PIPE).
  • Represented a private equity firm in its minority investment in a wealth management business.

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