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Enrico Granata



NEW YORK, NY 10019-9601

(212) 336-4387




(B.A., 1999)


(M.I.A., 2005)


(J.D., 2005)








Enrico Granata is a partner in the Corporate Department in New York, specializing

in mergers and acquisitions. His practice focuses on representing private and public

corporate clients, private equity funds, and hedge funds in negotiated and contested

mergers, acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, proxy fights, takeover defense

counseling, joint ventures and restructuring and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Granata has advised on a broad range of public and private transactions,

frequently with a significant cross-border dimension. He has acted for buyers, sellers,

and targets in mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, spin-offs, joint

ventures, and restructuring transactions. In addition, Mr. Granata also routinely

advises public and private companies and their management, officers and directors on

fiduciary duties and responsibilities, board/management issues, including conflicts of

interest, related party transactions and executive compensation, “best practices” for

boards and board committees, and a variety of other corporate governance matters.

Mr. Granata has extensive M&A and PE experience in a variety of sectors, including

energy, technology, life sciences, financial services, media, telecommunications,

consumer products, defense, and real estate/REIT.

Selected representations by Mr. Granata appear below. To view a more complete list




Representing Mobileye, a leader in the development of computer vision and

machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver

assistance systems and autonomous driving, in its $15.3 billion sale to Intel

Corporation though a cash tender offer followed by a back-end squeeze-out


Represented JERA in the acquisition of a 43% stake in Cricket Valley Energy

Center, the developer of a 1,000MW natural gas-fired power plant located in

Dover, New York.

Represented Kirin, a leading Japanese company in the food and beverage market,

in connection with its equity investment for a 24.5% stake in The Brooklyn Brewery

Corporation, a craft beer manufacturer located in Brooklyn, New York.

Represented OMERS Private Equity, the private equity investment arm of the

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, in the sale of newswire service

Marketwired to Nasdaq.

Represented Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, a power sector focused

private equity fund, in the acquisition of the 252MW Holtwood hydro plant and the

50MW Lake Wallenpaupack plant in Pennsylvania for $860 million in cash.

Represented Futamura Chemical, a leading Japanese manufacturer of plastic

films, in connection with its acquisition of the Cellophane business of the

Innovia Group, a UK-headquartered global manufacturer of Biaxially Oriented

Polypropylene and Cellulose based film and a portfolio company of Candover



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Represented WM Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in buyout

investments in the health and wellness sectors, and its portfolio company

Wellnext, in the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Natural Dynamics,

a Texas-based nutraceutical company that holds leading nutraceutical brands

including Natural Calm and Organic Life Vitamins, as well as the educational site

Organic Connections.

Represented McAfee, the world's largest dedicated security technology company

in its acquisition of NitroSecurity, a VC-backed company based in Portsmouth,

New Hampshire.

Represented AIG in the acquisition of an equity stake in K2 Intelligence Holdings,

a company specializing in investigative services, data analytics, compliance

monitoring, cyber threat, and anti-money laundering.

Represented American Pacific Corporation, a manufacturer of fine chemicals and

specialty chemicals, in a going private transaction in which it was acquired by

H.I.G. Capital, a private equity investment firm, though a tender offer and follow-on


Represented AmREIT in its defense against an unsolicited takeover offer by

Regency Centers Corporation

Represented UDR, a leading multifamily real estate investment trust, in its

definitive agreement with Home Properties and an affiliate of the Lone Star Funds

to acquire up to six communities valued at $908 million.

Represented LBO France Gestion in connection with the leveraged buyout of

McIntosh, a high-end audio equipment company, and certain other U.S. operating

subsidiaries of Italy-based Fine Sounds.

Represented UBS Infrastructure & Private Equity, a business unit of UBS Asset

Management, in connection with its acquisition of a 50% interest in a 161MW

wind energy project located in Oldham County, Texas from EDF Renewable Asset

Holdings, an affiliate of EDF Renewable Energy.

Represented Axium Infrastructure, a Canadian private equity firm, in connection

with the acquisition of a 49% equity interest in a wind farm portfolio located in

Oregon State from EDP Renewables North America.

Represented Mitsui in its acquisition of a 30% stake in 10 wind farms and 2 solar

photovoltaic power plants in Canada from GDF SUEZ Canada.

Represented Dai Nippon Printing in the acquisition of Foto Fantasy (d/b/a

Innovative Foto) from an affiliate of Sankaty Advisors, an independently managed

affiliate of Bain Capital.

Represented OpenLink Financial, the leading provider of cross-asset trading, risk

management and operations software solutions, in its acquisition of SolArc, a

software company focused on commodity management solutions for companies

operating across the commodity supply chain, with a particular strength in physical

bulk commodities.

Represented the members of UMT Consulting Group, a strategic project and

portfolio management consulting firm, in the sale of the company to Ernst & Young.


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Represented First Reserve, a global energy-focused private equity and

infrastructure investment firm, in connection with the acquisition of Kingfisher

Wind, a 298MW wind energy project located in Northern Canadian County and

Southern Kingfisher County in Oklahoma, and the related a $270 million tax equity


Represented Public Sector Pension Investment Board in the acquisition, through

its wholly owned subsidiary Infra-PSP Canada, of a 49% equity interest of the

holding company of I-69 Development Partners (I-69 DP).

Represented Inovalon, a leading provider of medical data analytics, in connection

with its initial public offering and related reorganization transactions.

Represented Royal Bank of Canada in the sale of Liberty Life Insurance Company,

its U.S. life insurance subsidiary, to Athene Holding.

Represented Matrixx Initiatives in its sale to funds managed by H.I.G. Capita by

means of a cash tender offer followed by a back-end merger.

Represented Harris Corp. in its acquisition of CapRock Communications from

funds managed by ABRY Partners.

Represented The Weinstein Company in its out-of-court restructuring of

substantially all of its consolidated indebtedness.

Represented the members of York Capital Management in their sale of a minority

interest to Credit Suisse.

Represented Anheuser-Busch InBev in its sale of substantially all of the assets of

InBev USA to funds managed by KPS Capital Partners.

Represented Morgan Stanley in its sale of Cournot Financial Products to funds

managed by Quadrant Structured Products.

Represented Blockbuster in connection with its unsolicited proposal to acquire

Circuit City.

Represented GS Infrastructure Partners and Mediobanca in the acquisition of

minority equity stakes in Sintonia, the infrastructure investment vehicle of the

Benetton family

Represented Swisscom in its tender offer for all outstanding shares of Fastweb

through a tender offer followed by a squeeze out transaction.

Represented Statoil in its merger with the oil and gas business of Norsk Hydro.

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