Chair, Transactions Department
Winston & Strawn LLP
Eva Davis focuses her practice on US and cross-border complex business transactions with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Her expertise lies in market trends and deal terms in the middle market – while taking a commercial approach to transactions and navigating clients through changing landscapes. She advises both strategics and private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Typical transaction sizes in her purview range from $50 million to over $1.0 billion.
As chair of Winston & Strawn’s Private Equity Practice group from 2017 through 2021, Davis significantly grew the firm’s PE practice. For example, since January 2021, Winston’s PE practice closed 285 deals valued at over $38 billion in total. During that same 18-month period, she personally led and closed approximately 20 deals, totaling a deal value of over $2 billion for eight California-based PE funds.