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
  • PG&E’s equity shareholders in the Company’s restructuring
  • Issuers and investors in more than 150 activist shareholder situations including:
    • eBay in its engagement with Elliott Management and Starboard Value
    • D. E. Shaw in its engagement with Lowe’s, EQT and Bunge
    • Luby’s Inc. in its proxy contest defense against Bandera Partners
    • HomeStreet Bank in its proxy contest defense against Roaring Blue Lion Capital in both 2018 and 2019
    • Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in its proxy contest defense against JFL 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.
    • M&G Investments in its proxy contest against Methanex
    • Elliott Management in numerous U.S. activism campaigns
    • Numerous companies and boards in confidential activist preparedness assignments
  • 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.