David J. Passey
Partner | New York
David J. Passey

David J. Passey is a partner in Dechert’s global tax group focusing his practice on the tax aspects of complex cross-border and domestic public and private transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, securities offerings and other tax planning matters.

Mr. Passey also has extensive experience providing tax advice in relation to fund formation, partnership transactions, real estate transactions, tax controversy, capital markets and structured products. In addition, he regularly advises clients on the formation and ongoing operation of REITs, real estate funds and other REIT transactions.

  • abrdn in its acquisitions of the U.S. closed-end funds sponsored by Macquarie/Delaware Investments, and the healthcare fund management capabilities of Tekla Capital Management LLC, a global specialist healthcare investment adviser.
  • Aquiline Capital Partners in its majority investment with Level Equity, in DocuPhase LLC, a provider of accounting and finance process automation software; and its significant investment in LeaseCrunch, a Milwaukee-based lease accounting and lease management software provider.
  • Bregal Partners in the sale of Arcus Hunting, an acquisition and organic growth platform that seeks to build a strong portfolio of leading brands in the bowhunting and archery consumables and accessories market.
  • Bregal Partners and TDBBS, a premium natural dog chews and treats company and portfolio company of Bregal Partners, on its sale of TDBBS to Central Garden & Pet, a recognized leader in the pet and garden industry.
  • Centre Partners in its acquisition of Captain D’s Seafood and affiliated entities.
  • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Spring EQ, a leading provider of home equity financing solutions.
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. in its US$1.48 billion acquisition of Amryt Pharma Plc.
  • Court Square Capital Partners in its acquisition of Velosio, LLC, a leading provider of digital transformation services, managed services, and managed cloud subscriptions for the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem.
  • Emmes, a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) on its acquisition of VaxTRIALS.
  • Energy Harbor Corp., a trustworthy energy supplier serving retail electricity to nearly one million residents and businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region, in its acquisition by Vistra, a leading Fortune 500 integrated retail electricity and power generation company.
  • Exiger in its acquisition of Ion Channel, a software supply chain risk management platform.
  • GIC, as part of an investor consortium led by Permira and Hellman & Friedman, in its US$10.2 billion acquisition of Zendesk.
  • Grupo Boticário in its acquisition of Truss Professional, a leading hair product brand.
  • KKR in its take-private acquisition of mdf commerce, a SaaS leader in digital commerce technologies.
  • SciPlay Corporation in its acquisition of Alictus, a global developer and publisher of popular, casual mobile games.
  • Tengram Capital Partners in the acquisition of Movement Summit Group, LLC.
  • Turtle Beach in its strategic acquisition of Performance Designed Products (PDP), a top gaming accessories provider.