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Daniel Brass

Advises U.S., U.K. and other international corporate and private equity clients on a full range of public and private transactions. A Law360 “Rising Star” in M&A.

Daniel advises U.S., U.K. and other global corporate and private equity clients on a full range of public and private transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, collaborations, spinoffs and restructurings. He was named a “Rising Star” in M&A by Law360 in 2019.

He has significant experience in multi-jurisdiction cross-border transactions, including matters for Clarivate, Ocado and Reckitt. He has advised on numerous combinations in the consumer products and retail field, including for clients Dufry, Ferrero, Hudson, Natura and VF.

Daniel also represents special committees and provides defensive and corporate governance advice.


Experience highlights

  • Clarivate on its:
    • $6.8 billion combination with CPA Global
    • $5.3 billion acquisition of ProQuest
    • $950 million acquisition of Decision Resources Group
  • Natura on its $1.9 billion acquisition of Avon Products
  • Lydall on its $1.3 billion acquisition by Unifrax
  • Dufry on its going-private acquisition of Hudson
  • VF on its:
    • $2.1 billion acquisition of Supreme
    • spinoff of its Jeans business
    • sale of the Reef brand to the Rockport Group
  • Ferrero and its affiliates on its:
    • $2.8 billion acquisition of Nestlé's U.S. confectionery business
    • $1.3 billion acquisition of Kellogg’s cookie, fruit and fruit-flavored snack, ice cream cone and pie crust businesses
    • acquisition of Ferrara Candy
    • acquisition of Kelsen Group from Campbell Soup
    • acquisition of Eat Natural
  • Stone on its $1.4 billion combination with Linx
  • Ocado on its:
    • $262 million acquisition of Kindred Systems
    • acquisition of Haddington Dynamics
  • Reckitt on its:
    • acquisition of Biofreeze
    • $17.9 billion acquisition of Mead Johnson Nutrition
    • $4.2 billion sale of its food division to McCormick
  • Hudson Group on its acquisition of assets related to the operation of Brookstone stores in U.S. airports
  • GlaxoSmithKline on the divestitures of Thermacare's worldwide and U.S. businesses
  • Shire on its:
    • £46 billion acquisition by Takeda
    • $54.8 billion proposed acquisition by AbbVie
    • $5.2 billion acquisition of NPS Pharmaceuticals
  • TiGenix on its $624 million acquisition by Takeda
  • Petrobras on its $892 million sale of its indirect stake in Petrobras Argentina to Pampa Energia
  • Fibria Celulose on its approximately $14.4 billion acquisition by Suzano Papel e Celuose
  • Digicel on its initial joint venture in Myanmar and the subsequent sale of a controlling stake to edotco Group Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the Axiata Group
  • Freeport-McMoRan on the:
    • sale of a 13% stake in its Morenci mine joint venture to Sumitomo Metal Mining for $1 billion
    • sale of a $262.5 million stake in its Timok mine project in Serbia to Lundin Mining
  • Cornell Capital on its $363 million convertible preferred investment in MRC Global and other private equity investments
  • First Wind on its $2.4 billion acquisition by SunEdison and TerraForm Power
  • PartnerRe on its initial $11 billion merger of equals with Axis and subsequent acquisition by EXOR for $6.9 billion
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Getting the Deal Through: Private M&A 2020


Law360 – “Rising Star: Mergers & Acquisitions,” 2019
Euromoney Legal Media Group – Americas Rising Star Awards, "Deal of the Year," 2019
Latin Lawyer – Deal of the Year Awards “Public M&A” 2021
M.A., Law, University of Cambridge
  • Magdalene College
Professional history
  • Partner, 2017-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2012-2017
  • Slaughter and May, 2006-2012
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