Dan Zacchei


President, Special Situations


Dan Zacchei is President, Special Situations based in New York and has been at Sloane & Company since 2008. He advises a range of clients on media and investor communications strategies around special situations, shareholder activism, M&A, restructurings, litigation, crisis and issues management and ongoing reputational positioning.

Recent engagements and representations of note include:

  • Aetna and CVS in their $69 billion merger and subsequent integration.
  • New York Life in its $6.3 billion acquisition of Cigna’s Group Insurance business.
  • eBay in its $4 billion sale of StubHub.
  • PG&E’s equity shareholders in the Company’s restructuring.
  • Issuers and investors in more than 200 activist shareholder situations including:
    • eBay in its engagement with Elliott Management and Starboard Value
    • D. E. Shaw in its engagements with Emerson Electric, Lowe’s, EQT and Bunge
    • OncoSec Immunotherapies in its proxy contest defense against Alpha Holdings
    • Voce Capital in its proxy contest against Argo Group International
    • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in its proxy contest defense against JFL Capital
    • HomeStreet Bank in its proxy contest defense against Roaring Blue Lion Capital in both 2019 and 2018
    • Luby’s Inc. in its proxy contest defense against Bandera Partners
    • Land and Buildings in multiple proxy contests against Taubman Centers, and activist situations against Hudson’s Bay and Brookdale
    • Private equity firm Waterton Global Resource Management in its proxy contest against Hudbay Minerals Inc.
    • M&G Investments in its proxy contest against Methanex
    • Elliott Management in numerous U.S. activism campaigns
    • Companies and boards in dozens of confidential activist preparedness assignments
  • AmerisourceBergen around opioid-related issues and litigation
  • Puerto Rico’s $72 billion restructuring.
  • The Vitamin Shoppe in its sale to Liberty Tax Inc.
  • Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy (representing Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, the largest single creditor)

Prior to joining Sloane & Company, Dan was with Ruder Finn, where he worked in the Corporate Advisory group on crises and special situations. Dan graduated from the College of the Holy Cross Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History.