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 public and private companies, investment managers and private equity firms on media and investor communications strategies around special situations, shareholder activism, M&A, restructurings, litigation, crisis management and ongoing reputational positioning.

Recent engagements and representations of note include:

  • CVS Health and Aetna 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
  • Revlon in its ongoing debt repositioning and associated creditor litigation
  • PG&E’s equity holders in the Company’s restructuring
  • Issuers and investors in more than 200 shareholder activism and contested M&A situations including:
    • Senator and Cannae Holdings in their bid for CoreLogic
    • Cubic Corp. in its engagement with Elliott Management
    • eBay in its engagement with Elliott Management and Starboard Value
    • Genius Brands in its short defense against Hindenburg Research
    • D. E. Shaw in its engagements with Emerson Electric, Lowe’s, EQT and Bunge
    • Land and Buildings in multiple proxy contests and activist situations
    • CymaBay in its proxy contest defense against Engine Capital
    • Voce Capital in its proxy contest against Argo Group International
    • OncoSec Immunotherapies in its proxy contest defense against Alpha Holdings
    • 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
    • Private equity firm Waterton Global Resource Management in its proxy contest against Hudbay Minerals Inc.
    • Companies and boards in dozens of confidential activist preparedness assignments
  • AmerisourceBergen around opioid-related issues and litigation
  • Puerto Rico’s $72 billion restructuring
  • Detroit’s Chapter 9

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.