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Enrico Granata

Granata, Enrico

Of Counsel

New York, (212) 336-4387


Columbia University (B.A., 1999)
Columbia University (M.I.A., 2005)
Columbia Law School (J.D., 2005)

Bar Admissions

New York

Enrico Granata is Of Counsel in the Corporate Department in New York, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. His practice focuses on representing private and public companies in negotiated and contested mergers, acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, proxy fights, joint ventures and restructuring and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Granata has advised on a broad range of public and private transactions, frequently with a significant cross-border dimension. He has acted for buyers, sellers, and targets in mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, and restructuring transactions. Mr. Granata has also worked on a wide variety of registered and exempt securities offerings and other financing transactions.

Mr. Granata has represented domestic and foreign companies in a variety of industries including financial services, technology/media, consumer products, telecommunication, defense, energy, and real estate.

Mr. Granata received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1999 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2005, where he was a Kent Scholar. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Granata was an associate in the merger and acquisition practice group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.

Selected representations by Mr. Granata appear below. To view a more complete list see Matters.

  • Representing Kruger Energy, a business unit of Kruger Inc., a Canadian pulp and paper company, in the proposed acquisition of three solar projects under development in California.

  • Represented American Pacific Corporation, a manufacturer of fine chemicals and specialty chemicals, in a going private transaction in which it was acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a private equity investment firm, via a tender offer and follow-on merger.

  • Represented UBS Infrastructure & Private Equity, a business unit of UBS Asset Management, in connection with its acquisition of a 50% interest in a Texas wind farm portfolio.

  • Represented Fiera Axium Infrastructure, a Canadian private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition of a 49% private equity interest in a wind farm portfolio located in Oregon State from EDP Renewables North America.

  • Represented Mitsui & Co., Ltd in its acquisition of a 30% stake in 10 wind farms and 2 solar photovoltaic power plants in Canada from GDF SUEZ Canada Inc.

  • Represented OpenLink Financial LLC in its acquisitions of SolArc, Inc. and Cubelogic Ltd.

  • Represented McAfee Inc. in its acquisition of NitroSecurity Inc.

  • Represented Royal Bank of Canada in the sale of Liberty Life Insurance Company, its U.S. life insurance subsidiary, to Athene Holding Ltd.

  • Represented Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. in its sale to funds managed by H.I.G. Capital, LLC by means of a cash tender offer followed by a back-end merger.

  • Represented Harris Corp. in its acquisition of CapRock Communications Corp.

  • Represented The Weinstein Company in its out-of-court restructuring of substantially all of its consolidated indebtedness.

  • Represented the members of York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC in their sale of a minority interest to Credit Suisse.

  • Represented Anheuser-Busch InBev in its sale of substantially all of the assets of InBev USA L.L.C. to funds managed by KPS Capital Partners.

  • Represented Morgan Stanley in its sale of Cournot Financial Products LLC to funds managed by Quadrant Structured Products LLC.

  • Represented Blockbuster, Inc. in connection with its unsolicited proposal to acquire Circuit City Stores Inc.

  • Represented GS Infrastructure Partners and Mediobanca in the acquisition of minority equity stakes in Sintonia S.A.

  • Represented Swisscom AG in its tender offer for all outstanding shares of Fastweb S.p.A.

  • Represented Statoil ASA in its merger with the oil and gas business of Norsk Hydro ASA.