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David Calhoun

David M. Calhoun

Phone: 404.504.7613
Fax: 404.365.9532
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David M. Calhoun practices in the areas of corporate finance, securities, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. David is very active in M&A transactions for public and private companies and represents both buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, stock sales, international and cross-border transactions, and leveraged buy-outs. In addition, he often handles Hart-Scott-Rodin (HSR) and antitrust matters in connection with M&A transactions.

David also has significant experience in public and private securities and corporate finance, including representation of issuers, underwriters, and investors. He works closely with clients to help them navigate debt and equity offerings (public and private), going private transactions, venture capital financings, IPOs, secondary offerings of common and preferred securities, PIPEs (private investments in public equity), and tender offers.

David’s clients include companies and private equity and venture capital investors in numerous industries, including technology, financial technology, healthcare technology, business process outsourcing, and manufacturing. In addition to M&A and corporate finance work, he often assists clients with general corporate counseling, corporate governance, audit and special committee representation, and securities law compliance matters.

David holds several leadership roles at MMM. He serves as the Corporate Practice Group Leader and chairs the firm’s Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices. He is also a member of MMM’s Executive and Management Committees. Outside of the firm, David serves on the Board of Trustees of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, the Zoo Atlanta Leadership Counsel, the Board of Directors of ACG Atlanta and the Board of Directors of the Atlanta CEO Council. 

Representative Experience

  • Represented Cortera in its sale to Moody’s Analytics.
  • Represented Fattmerchant in its sale to Greater Sum Ventures.
  • Represented OnSolve in its acquisition of Stabilitas.
  • Represented Vehlo in multiple acquisitions.
  • Represented Exterro in multiple acquisitions.
  • Represented Sovos Compliance, LLC, a Hg Capital portfolio company, in multiple acquisitions, including Booke Seminars, Eagle Technology Management, Keane and Taxweb Software de Compliance Fiscal S.A.
  • Represented Bridge2 Solutions, an Updata portfolio company, in its acquisition by Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
  • Represented EZLinks Golf Holdings in its acquisition by GolfNow, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal.
  • Represented Trinity Partners, LLC, a Parthenon Capital Partners portfolio company, in the acquisition of Bell Canyon Consulting, LLC.
  • Represented Epicor (owned by Apax) in acquisition of ShopVisible.
  • Represented Zelis Healthcare (owned by Parthenon Capital Partners) in multiple acquisitions, including Strenuus LLC, GlobalCare, Maverest Dental Network and ProxyMed.


  • Selected, M&A Powerlist: United States 2024 by Legal 500, 2024
  • Selected, Best Lawyers, Corporate Law, 2023 - 2024
  • Selected, Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2013 - 2024
  • Honored, Most Effective Deal Maker, Georgia Legal Awards, 2020
  • Listed, Legal 500, M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A – middle-market (sub-$500m), 2018
  • Listed, Legal 500, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, 2010 - 2011


  • Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta CEO Council
  • Member, Board of Directors, TAG Fintech Society

MMMPact in the Community

  • Leadership Council, Atlanta Zoo
  • Board of Trustees, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
  • Chancelor and Executive Committee, Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church

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