Aytan Dahukey, Esq.
Partner, Private Equity Team Leader, Sheppard Mullin
Aytan Dahukey is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s Century City Office. He is the leader of the firm’s Private Equity team and is also a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Emerging Growth/Venture Capital teams. As an active member of these industry teams, Aytan enjoys a wide-ranging practice that spans across several sectors. He has represented private equity funds in numerous large leveraged buy-out, add-on and divestiture transactions and has also represented owners of a wide variety of private businesses in sales to private equity funds and other strategic investors.
Aytan’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counseling representing a wide variety of clients across the country. He regularly represents family offices, private equity funds, growth equity funds, search funds and other sponsors in platform structuring, acquisitions and growth investments sectors, as buy-side acquisition counsel for family office-, private equity- and growth-equity backed portfolio companies and also acts as lead outside general counsel and sell side M&A counsel for a variety of clients in various industry sectors. Aytan has a particular focus on healthcare services and has been immersed in the healthcare sector for over 12 years, participating in some of the most cutting edge and noteworthy transactions in the country.
Aytan has extensive experience advising clients and negotiating mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buy-outs, professional services and management services arrangements, employment and independent contractor arrangements and other strategic alliances and also regularly provides counseling to clients with respect to formation, private placements, corporate governance, and other day-to-day operational matters.