“ I’m passionate about advising industry leaders on the structuring and execution of challenging and transformative M&A transactions, and I’m grateful to contribute to the advancement of innovation across the globe.
Dario de Martino is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s New York office.
Dario’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, joint ventures, strategic and private equity transactions, and corporate governance matters.
He represents a broad array of major U.S.-based and multinational technology (including software, semiconductors, IoT, cloud computing and AI), financial services, life sciences + healthcare, and industrial companies.
Dario also serves as the Co-Chair of MoFo’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group and regularly counsels global companies on a variety of complex matters, including with respect to acquisitions and strategic investments in blockchain-enabled technologies.
Dario is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics in M&A and private equity with a particular focus on innovative technologies in the FinTech and MedTech industries.
He is also an active leader in the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Verdane and its portfolio company Confirmit AS in its merger with FocusVision Worldwide, Inc., a portfolio company of EQT Partners.
Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation, in its acquisition of the automotive fabric business of Adient plc through a global carve-out.
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., a global printing and technology company, in its acquisition of Colorvision International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, state-of-the-art imaging systems.
Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading provider of cloud communications services for businesses, in its $350 million recommended all-cash takeover of NewVoiceMedia Limited, a leading global provider of cloud contact center and inside sales technology.
Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading provider of cloud communications services for businesses, in its acquisition of Telefonica Digital, Inc. and its subsidiaries, TokBox, Inc. and TokBox Australia Pty Ltd., from Telefónica Digital Ltd., a subsidiary of Telefonica S.A.
Daiwa Securities Group Inc., a global financial services company, in its agreement to acquire both Sagent Advisors (a leading investment bank) and Signal Hill Holdings LLC (a leading investment bank) to form a new M&A advisory firm called “DC Advisory”.
Wentworth Management Services LLC in its acquisition of Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments (PKS), an independent broker-dealer with 485 offices in all 50 states.
Ducera Securities as financial advisor to Monsanto Company in its $66 billion sale to Bayer AG.
DST Systems, Inc., a leading provider of sophisticated information processing and servicing solutions, and its wholly owned subsidiary ALPS Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Kaufman Rossin Fund Services, LLC, a provider of specialized administration services to the global financial community.
DST Systems, Inc. in its acquisition of 100% ownership of Boston Financial Data Services, Inc. and International Financial Data Services Limited, previously operated as 50/50 joint ventures with State Street Corporation.
Inovalon, a leading technology company providing advanced, cloud-based analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, in its $105 million acquisition of Creehan Holding Co., Inc., the parent company of Creehan & Company, an independent provider of specialty pharmacy and medications management software-as-a-service platforms.
FUJIFILM Holdings, a leading provider of imaging, information and document solutions, in its acquisition via tender offer of Cellular Dynamics International, a developer and manufacturer of fully functioning human cells in industrial quantities.
GMO Internet, Inc., a leading global internet hosting company, with respect to its cross-border private placement of cloud-mining rental contracts.
Kora Technologies Limited, a technology company developing a blockchain-enabled, self-sustaining and community-owned platform providing financial services to the unbanked, with respect to its cross-border private placement of Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFT).
AccessCoin, LLC, a technology company developing a blockchain-enabled, open source, decentralized protocol that enables the management, use and transfer of digital assets, with respect to corporate governance and securities matters.