Daniel Lopez

Senior Associate

San Francisco

Daniel Lopez is a senior associate in the San Francisco office and a member of the Corporate Business Unit and Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group.

Daniel advises public and private companies, financial advisors and private investment funds in a wide array of strategic transactions, including debt and equity investments, acquisitions and dispositions. He also counsels boards, investors and other key stakeholders on fiduciary duty, securities law and corporate governance matters.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

           Technology

    • Cruise Automation, Inc., a leader in the development of driverless car technology, in its acquisition by General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), the largest automobile manufacturer in the United States.
    • AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications, in its $1.3 billion acquisition by Avast Software B.V., an industry-leading maker of security software.
    • Wrike, the provider of a cloud-based collaborative work management platform, in its strategic investment by Vista Equity Partners.
    • Getaround, a peer-to-peer car-sharing company, in its $300 million acquisition of Drivy, a Paris-based car-sharing company.
    • Figure Eight, a best-in-class machine learning software platform, in its $300 million acquisition by Appen Limited (ASX: APX), a global leader in the provision of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and AI.
    • Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH) in the $231 million disposition of its wholly owned subsidiary, Molina Medicaid Solutions, a Medicaid management information systems business, to DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company.
    • ValuePenguin (Value Holding Inc.), a personal finance website, in its $105 million acquisition by LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE), a leading online loan marketplace and provider of online consumer finance tools and information.
    • ClariPhy Communications Inc., a leading provider of ultra-high-speed systems-on-chip (SoCs) for multi-terabit data, long haul and metro networking markets in its $275 million acquisition by Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed data movement interconnects.
    • Next Advisor, Inc., an online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services, in its $225 million acquisition by Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE), an online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content.
    • CompareCards (Iron Horse Holdings, LLC), a leading online source for side-by-side credit card comparison, comprehensive credit education and credit health management, in its $130 million acquisition by LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE). 
    • Planet Labs Inc., an earth-imaging satellite company, in its acquisition of the Terra Bella Technologies satellite business from Google Inc. 
    • SecureLink Inc., the market leader in third-party access and remote support, in its strategic investment by Vista Equity Partners.

           Consumer, Retail, Services, Manufacturing 

    • Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT), one of the leading manufacturers of lawn and garden and pet supplies, in acquisitions of and investments in privately owned, lawn and garden and pet supplies companies.
    • The Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) in its purchase of Janie and Jack, a premium children’s fashion line, from Gymboree Group.
    • ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, in its disposition of certain business assets in conjunction with a strategic investment.

    • Daikin Applied Americas, Inc., a manufacturer of energy-efficient commercial HVAC systems, in acquisitions of and investments in technology companies.

           Renewable Energy

    • SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) and its yieldco, TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP), in the $2.4 billion acquisition of First Wind Holdings, LLC, a leading developer, owner and operator of U.S. wind and solar energy projects.
    • Recurrent Energy, LLC, a solar project development and generating company, in its purchase and sale of solar project assets in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, in its majority investment in RES Polyflow and $260 million financing for the construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant in Ashley, Indiana.
    • EDF Renewable Energy, Inc., an affiliate of Électricité de France S.A., a French energy and utility company, in its acquisition of OwnEnergy, Inc., a national developer of mid-sized wind projects.
    • DNV GL AS, a global independent testing and certification firm, and its U.S. affiliate KEMA USA, Inc., in its acquisition of PV Evolution Labs, a leading solar module testing company.

    Strategic Investments

    • Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC), a specialty finance company, and its affiliate Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE: ARES), a leading global alternative asset manager, in secured debt financings of private middle-market companies.
    • Canaan Partners, a venture capital firm, in early-stage equity investments in technology companies.
    • Canvas Venture Fund, a venture capital firm, in equity investments in technology companies.
    • Telegraph Hill Partners, a private equity firm, in acquisitions of and investments in life science, medical device and healthcare companies.
    • Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm, in acquisitions of and investments in technology companies.
    Corporate Counseling

    • Ampush, a social media marketing platform.
    • Aquera, a cloud-based integration platform.
    • Bay Labs, a developer of machine learning and data analysis technology.
    • Gabi, an insurance policy and rate comparison platform.
    • Rockbot, a social music platform that offers a virtual jukebox solution through internet-connected devices for businesses.
    • Talkable, a referral marketing platform.

    Private Secondary Transactions

    • Advise companies, employees and investors in private secondary transactions, including negotiated secondary sales, estate planning gift transfers, issuer repurchases and redemptions, third party tender offers and other employee liquidity programs.
    Advisory

    • Barclays Capital Inc., the securities brokerage and financial advisory services arm of Barclays PLC (LSE: BARC, NYSE: BCS), as financial advisor on various transactions and its provision of fairness opinions.
    • Duff & Phelps, a global valuation and corporate finance advisor, as financial advisor on a dividend recapitalization and its provision of a solvency opinion.
    • Wedbush Securities Inc., a financial services and investment firm, as financial advisor on various M&A transactions and its provision of fairness opinions.