Daniel Ganitsky is a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Latin America Groups. Over the course of his career, Daniel has had significant roles in numerous public company transactions, acquisitions of private companies or businesses, restructurings, proxy contests and financial advisor representations.
In 2014, Law360 selected Daniel as one of ten “Rising Stars” in mergers & acquisitions and two years earlier the M&A Advisor selected Daniel as one of the top 40 M&A professionals under the age of 40. Finance Monthly selected him as a “Dealmaker of the Year” in both 2012 and 2013 and Daniel has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, U.S. Legal 500 and Legal 500 Latin America.
Chambers notes that he is “much admired by clients for his dedication, M&A expertise and ability to drive negotiations through to completion” and “has received great acclaim as one of the most promising younger partners in the market.” Legal 500 points out that Daniel “is sharp – a fast thinker and very responsive and technical” and is noted for his “solving of problems” and “complete knowledge and understanding of the complexities of conducting an M&A project.” Daniel is a member of the Thomson Reuters Accelus Partner Advisory Board and the Law360 Mergers and Acquisitions Editorial Advisory Board.
Born in Colombia, Daniel is fluent in Spanish and has worked on transactions throughout Latin America with many of the leading law firms and investment banks in the region.
Since joining Proskauer in the summer of 2010, Daniel has been particularly active in the Firm's representation of clients in public company transactions, cross border matters and private equity investments such as representing:
ARC Healthcare in its pending $2.6 billion acquisition by Ventas
RCS Capital Corporation (RCAP) in its $1.15 billion acquisition of Cetera Financial Group, a portfolio company of Lightyear Capital
Madrid based Amadeus S.A. in its $500 million acquisition of Newmarket International, a portfolio company of Court Square Capital Partners
Bacelona based Grifols S.A. in its $1.7 billion acquisition of the transfusion diagnostic unit of Novartis
American Realty Capital Properties in its $11.2 billion acquisition of Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc., which followed its $9.7 billion withdrawn unsolicited offer to purchase Cole Credit Property Trust III, Inc.
The private equity arm of BTG Pactual, the largest independent investment bank in Latin America, in its minority investment in Advanced Disposal Services and its acquisitions of the Timber Group LLC and the Regions Timberland Group - which acquisitions combined to create one of the largest timber asset management platforms in the world
American Capital Realty Properties in its $2.2 billion acquisition of publicly traded CapLease, Inc.
an affiliate of Ares Management in its $975 million acquisition of Smart and Final from Apollo
American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. (ARCT), on its $3 billion acquisition by Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O), including with respect to the contested solicitation resulting from activists who opposed the transaction
Paris based Accor S.A. in its $1.9 billion sale of its United States Economy Hotels Division (including Motel 6 and Studio 6) to Blackstone
Iochpe-Maxion, a publicly traded Brazilian company, in its $725 million acquisition of Hayes-Lemmerz (a transaction that received International Deal of the Year honors)
American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) and American Realty Capital Trust III, Inc. in their $2.2 billion merger and ARCP and American Realty Capital Trust IV, Inc. in their $3.1 billion merger
Procables S.A., a Colombian company, in its sale of a majority interest to General Cable, a Fortune 500 company
Hale and Hearty Soups in the sale of a majority interest to private equity firm Tripointe Capital Partners
Zumba Fitness in the sale of a minority interest to private equity firms The Raine Group and Insight Venture Partners
London based Copal Partners, one of the world’s leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services, in its cross border acquisition by Moody’s Corporation
an affiliate of Island Capital in the sale of its 40% stake in publicly traded Centerline Holding Company
Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to ProLogis in the $14 billion ProLogis/AMB merger of equals
Brasbunker Participações S.A. in its agreement (which was subsequently terminated) to acquire the U.S. Marine Offshore Services Division of the French conglomerate Veolia
an affiliate of Ares Management in its $315 million acquisition of publicly traded Global Defense Technology and System
the Special Committee of The Student Loan Corporation in its sale, including the divestiture of its private loan business and approximately $32 billion of its $46 billion in assets to Discover Financial Systems and SLM Corporation
Computec, a publicly traded Colombian company, in its $418 million acquisition by Experian
Vonage in its joint venture with Datora Telecom to deliver communication services in Brazil
Yield Capital Partners in its indirect acquisition of a minority stake in Electro Dunas, S.A., a Peruvian company engaged in electricity distribution
Central Agricola in its joint venture with Bunge with respect to several Central American countries.
Daniel was also part of the team that represented the Pac-12 Conference in the creation of Pac-12 Networks, an innovative arrangement providing unprecedented exposure for the conference's athletic and academic programs
In addition to his transactional work, Daniel routinely advises corporations, stockholders, directors and officers in connection with SEC reporting obligations and periodic reports (including proxy statements, registration statements, Form 8-Ks, and Schedule 13Ds), formation of entities, board governance, stockholders affairs, SEC no-action letters, "poison pen" letters, shareholder rights plans and other corporate law and securities matters.
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