Dan Zacchei


Managing Director


Dan Zacchei is a Managing Director 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.
  • Puerto Rico’s $72 billion restructuring (representing Franklin Templeton, Oppenheimer Funds and other major creditors including the PREPA Bondholder Group).
  • AmerisourceBergen around opioid-related issues and litigation.
  • Issuers and investors in more than 120 activist shareholder situations including:
    • eBay in its engagement with Elliott Management and Starboard Value.
    • An investor group in its collaborative engagement with PG&E.
    • Luby’s Inc. in its proxy contest defense against Bandera Partners.
    • D. E. Shaw in its engagement with Lowe’s, EQT and Bunge.
    • HomeStreet Bank in its proxy contest defense against Roaring Blue Lion Capital.
    • MDC Partners in its defense against FrontFour Capital.
    • 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. 
    • SQN Investors in its engagement with Yelp.
    • Cruiser Capital in its proxy contest against Ashland Global Holdings.
    • Voce Capital in its proxy content against Natus Medical.
    • Elliott Management in numerous U.S. activism campaigns.
    • Numerous companies and boards in confidential activist preparedness assignments.
  • Videology in its bankruptcy and subsequent sale to Amobee/Singtel.
  • 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.