Daniel Lopez


San Francisco

Daniel Lopez, a Partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group and Corporate Business Unit.

Daniel advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies in the tech and life sciences sectors on various strategic transactions, including leveraged buyouts, dispositions, carveouts, debt financings, growth equity investments and secondary transactions. Daniel also counsels boards, special committees, investors and other key stakeholders on fiduciary duty, securities law, corporate governance and equity compensation matters.

  • Select Clients

    Private Equity & Growth Equity

    • Warburg Pincus in acquisitions of and investments in health care information technology companies.
    • Turn/River Capital in acquisitions of and investments in SaaS and technology companies.
    • Aptean, a portfolio company of TA Associates and Vista Equity Partners, in several add-on acquisitions of SaaS companies.
    • Ares Capital Corporation in debt and equity investments and strategic transactions involving technology companies.
    • Telegraph Hill Partners in acquisitions of and investments in life science, medical device and healthcare companies.

    Venture Capital

    • Canaan Partners in venture capital investments.
    • Canvas Ventures in venture capital investments.
    • Coatue Management in investments and secondary transactions.

    Strategic Acquirors

    • Central Garden & Pet Company in acquisitions of and investments in lawn and garden and pet supplies companies.
    • The Gap in strategic transactions involving retail and technology companies (including its acquisition of Janie and Jack in Gymboree's 363 bankruptcy sale).

    Corporate Counseling

    • Ampush, a social media marketing platform.
    • Aquera, a cloud-based integration platform.
    • Caption Health, a developer of AI-driven ultrasound technology.
    • Gabi, an insurance policy and rate comparison platform.
    • Rockbot, a social music platform.
    • Various private equity portfolio companies.

    Select Transactions
    • Cruise Automation in its acquisition by General Motors.
    • Wrike in its strategic investment by Vista Equity Partners.
    • SecureLink in its strategic investment by Vista Equity Partners.
    • Swoop in its acquisition by W20 Group (New Mountain Capital).
    • AVG in its $1.3 billion acquisition by Avast.
    • Molina Healthcare in its $231 million disposition of Molina Medicaid Solutions to DXC Technology.
    • Getaround in its $300 million acquisition of Drivy.
    • Figure Eight in its $300 million acquisition by Appen.
    • ClariPhy in its $275 million acquisition by Inphi.
    • Next Advisor in its $225 million acquisition by Bankrate.
    • CompareCards in its $130 million acquisition by LendingTree.
    • Planet Labs in its acquisition of Google’s Terra Bella satellite unit.