Daniel E. Rees

  • Partner
  • Edaniel.rees@lw.com
  • 650 Town Center Drive
  • 20th Floor
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1925
  • USA
  • T +1.714.755.2244
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Profile

Daniel Rees is a partner and a member of the firm's Corporate Department and Diversity Leadership Committee.

Mr. Rees advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic corporate transactions.  He regularly provides general representation to public and private company clients, including on corporate and securities law matters, takeover defense, and securities offerings.

Mr. Rees represents companies in the healthcare and life sciences, technology, and real estate industries.

Experience

Mr. Rees’ representative transactions include advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Funds managed by PIMCO in the US$3.9 billion acquisition of Columbia Property Trust
  • Amgen in its acquisition of Teneobio for up to US$2.5 billion in upfront cash and contingent regulatory milestones
  • Switch in its US$420 million acquisition of Data Foundry
  • CoStar in its acquisitions of Homesnap and Homes.com
  • Cryoport in its US$320 million acquisition of MVE Biological Solutions from Chart Industries and its US$275 million private placement of preferred and common equity with Blackstone
  • Amgen in its investment in a 20.5% stake in BeiGene for US$2.7 billion
  • Impact Biomedicines in its sale to Celgene for up to US$7 billion in upfront cash and contingent regulatory approval and sales-based milestones
  • ICU Medical in its US$900 million acquisition of the Hospira Infusion Systems business of Pfizer
  • Air Medical Resource Group in its sale to Air Medical Group Holdings
  • Allergan in its:
    • US$40.5 billion Global Generic Pharmaceuticals Business sale to Teva
    • US$73 billion sale to Actavis
    • US$54 billion hostile takeover attempt by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (and associated proxy contest lead by Pershing Square and Bill Ackman)
  •  PIMCO in its acquisition of Gurtin Municipal Bond Management
  • ST Telemedia in CenturyLink’s US$34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications, Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan as financial advisor to Intralinks Holdings in its US$821 million sale to Synchronoss Technologies
  • Waypoint in its sale of its management platform to Starwood
  • Ra Pharmaceuticals in its US$2.1 billion sale to UCB
  • Akebia Therapeutics in its merger of equals with Keryx Biopharmaceuticals
  • Aratana Therapeutics in its US$234 million sale to Elanco Animal Health
  • Medicis Pharmaceutical in its US$2.6 billion sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals
  • Complete Production Services in its US$6.2 billion combination with Superior Energy Services
  • Golden State Foods in the sale of its McDonald’s food distribution business to Martin Brower
  • Starbucks in the US$384 million sale of its Tazo tea business
  • Incipio in its acquisition of Incase
  • NextGen in its acquisition of Mirth Corporation
  • 5.11 Tactical in its acquisition of Beyond Clothing
  • Paul Frank in its sale to Saban Brands
  • T. Christy Enterprises in its sale to IPS Corporation
  • California Creative Brands in its sale to Sabra

Capital Markets

  • Cryoport in its follow-on offering of common stock
  • ICU Medical in secondary offerings of common stock
  • PDL BioPharma in its equity investment in, and dividend distribution of, Evofem Biosciences
  • Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP in its IPO of common stock and other securities offerings
  • Aratana Therapeutics in its IPO of common stock
  • Skullcandy in its IPO of common stock
  • Raptor Pharmaceutical and CoreCivic in “at-the-market” offerings of common stock
  • CoreCivic in offerings of registered debt securities
  • Realty Income Corporation in equity offerings of common stock
  • CoreLogic in 144A offerings of senior notes
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, J.P. Morgan, Leerink and Piper Jaffray in follow-on offerings or IPOs, by Corium, Inogen, Glaukos, Green Plains Renewable Energy, MAKO Surgical, Sientra and YM BioSciences

 

Thought Leadership

  • Considerations for a Business Combination with a SPAC -  January 08, 2021
Named among the Southern California Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions.Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015, 2016, and 2017
Bar Qualification
  • California
Education
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2007
  • BS, Chapman University, 2003
Industries
  • REITs
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Companies