Enrico Granata

Enrico Granata

Education

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

Bar Admissions

New York

Enrico Granata is a partner in the Corporate Department in New York, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. His practice focuses on representing private and public corporate clients, private equity funds, and hedge funds in negotiated and contested mergers, acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, proxy fights, takeover defense counseling, 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 extensive M&A and PE experience in a variety of sectors, including energy, infrastructure, financial services, technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, consumer products, defense, and real estate/REIT.

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

  • Represented WM Partners, a private equity firm backed by Latin American investors that specializes in buyout investments in the health and wellness sectors, and its portfolio company Wellnext, in the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Natural Dynamics, LLC, a Texas-based nutraceutical company that holds leading nutraceutical brands including Natural Calm and Organic Life Vitamins, as well as the educational site Organic Connections.

  • 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.

WM Partners/Wellnext
Represented WM Partners, a private equity firm backed by Latin American investors that specializes in buyout investments in the health and wellness sectors, and its portfolio company Wellnext, in the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Natural Dynamics, LLC, a Texas-based nutraceutical company that holds leading nutraceutical brands including Natural Calm and Organic Life Vitamins, as well as the educational site Organic Connections.
Balfour Beatty
Represented UK-based Balfour Beatty in the $1.35 billion sale of its professional services unit Parsons Brinckerhoff to Canadian-based management consultant WSP Global in a spin-off transaction.
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners
Representing Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P., a power sector focused private equity fund in the acquisition of Holtwood LLC from Talen Energy for $860 million in cash.
Dai Nippon Printing
Represented Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., a major Japanese printing firm, in the acquisition of Foto Fantasy, Inc. (d/b/a Innovative Foto) from an affiliate of Sankaty Advisors, an independently managed affiliate of Bain Capital.
First Reserve
Represented First Reserve, a premier global energy-focused private equity and infrastructure investment firm, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of Kingfisher Wind, a wind energy project planned for Northern Canadian County and Southern Kingfisher County in Oklahoma.
LBO France
Representing LBO France, one of France's largest private equity funds, in an acquisition of a home media entertainment company based in Italy and the United States.
Kruger Energy
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.
Kruger Energy
Representing Kruger Energy, a business unit of Kruger Inc., a Canadian pulp and paper company, in in its proposed acquisition of a gas distribution company in Indiana.
GreenSoil Investments
Representing GreenSoil Investments, an investment house with a portfolio of venture capital and private equity funds, in connection with investment in U.S. growth equity.
American Pacific Corporation/H.I.G. Capital
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.
UBS Infrastructure & Private Equity
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.
Fiera Axium Infrastructure
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.
Olympus Corporation
Represented Olympus Corporation, Japan-based manufacturer of optics and reprography products, in its attempted divestiture of its biotech business.
Inovalon
Represented Inovalon, Inc., a leading provider of medical data analytics, in a Dutch auction self-tender offer and a simultaneous private placement of common stock to existing stockholders.
Mitsui/GDF SUEZ
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.
Nihon Kohden/Defibtech
Represented Nihon Kohden Corporation, a Japanese corporation, in its acquisition of Defibtech, LLC.
OpenLink/Multiple Transactions
Represented OpenLink Financial LLC in its acquisitions of CubeLogic Ltd. and SolArc, Inc.
Daicel/Special Devices
Represented Daicel Corporation, a Japanese corporation, in its acquisition of Special Devices Incorporated from funds managed by Wayzata Investment Partners LLC.
McAfee/NitroSecurity
Represented McAfee Inc. in its acquisition of NitroSecurity Inc.
Royal Bank of Canada/Athene Holding
Represented Royal Bank of Canada in the sale of Liberty Life Insurance Company, its U.S. life insurance subsidiary, to Athene Holding Ltd.
Matrixx Initiatives/H.I.G.
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.
Harris/CapRock Communications
Represented Harris Corp. in its acquisition of CapRock Communications Corp. from funds managed by ABRY Partners LLC.
The Weinstein Company/Restructuring Transactions
Represented The Weinstein Company in its out-of-court restructuring of substantially all of its consolidated indebtedness.
York Capital/Credit Suisse
Represented the members of York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC, a U.S.-based hedge fund manager, in their sale of a minority stake to Credit Suisse.
Barclays Bank PLC/CVC
Represented Barclays Bank PLC in the sale of its iShares business to CVC Capital Partners Group SICAV-FIS S.A.
Anheuser-Busch InBev/KPS
Represented Anheuser-Busch InBev in its sale of substantially all of the assets of InBev USA L.L.C., the exclusive U.S. importer of Labatt-branded beer, to funds managed by KPS Capital Partners.
Morgan Stanley/Quadrant
Represented Morgan Stanley in its sale of Cournot Financial Products LLC, a credit derivative product company, to funds managed by Quadrant Structured Products LLC.
Blockbuster/Circuit City
Represented Blockbuster, Inc. in its unsolicited proposal to acquire Circuit City Stores Inc.
GS Infrastructure and Mediobanca/Sintonia
Represented GS Infrastructure Partners and Mediobanca in the acquisition of minority equity stakes in Sintonia S.A., the infrastructure investment vehicle of the Benetton family.
Israel Corporation/Globeleq
Represented Israel Corporation in its acquisition of Globeleq Americas Limited, a holding company for a portfolio of operating power businesses in six Latin American and Caribbean countries and subsidiary of CDC Group plc, the U.K. government-owned investor in developing countries.
Swisscom/Fastweb
Represented Swisscom AG in its tender offer for all outstanding shares of Fastweb S.p.A., an Italian broadband service provider listed on MTAX.
Statoil/Norsk Hydro
Represented Statoil ASA in its merger with the oil and gas business of Norsk Hydro ASA.
Koninklijke Philips Electronics/Private Equity Consortium
Represented Koninklijke Philips Electronics in the sale of a 80.1% stake in its semiconductor business to a private equity consortium comprised of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, Silver Lake Partners, AlpInvest Partners, Bain Capital and Apax Partners.
United Mexican States/Debt Offerings
Represented the underwriters in connection with multiple offerings of SEC-registered notes by United Mexican States.
Standard Chartered/Financing
Represented Standard Chartered in respect of its secured bridge loan to Union Global Partners Limited.
Standard Chartered/Debt Offering
Represented Standard Chartered in connection with the issuance and offering of $1.7 billion principal amount of debt securities under Standard Chartered’s MTN program.
PEMEX/Debt Offerings
Represented the managers in multiple Rule 144A/Regulation S bond offerings by Petróleos Mexicanos and Pemex Project Funding Master Trust, and in connection with various amendments to the Pemex Project Funding Master Trust’s MTN program and the establishment of a new MTN program of Petróleos Mexicanos.
Goldman Sachs/Banco Posta Offerings
Represented Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in connection with public offerings in Italy of €1 billion principal amount of notes and placement through BancoPosta.
Diageo/Debt Offerings
Represented Diageo plc in connection with the issuance and offering of $1.5 billion principal amount of SEC-registered debt securities by Diageo Capital plc.
Rhône Capital/Refinancing
Represented Rhône Capital in the refinancing of the consolidated indebtedness of LWB Refractories Holding GmbH.
Telecom Italia/Debt Offerings
Represented the underwriters in multiple SEC-registered offerings of fixed and floating notes issued by Telecom Italia S.p.A.
NXP B.V./Financing Transactions
Represented NXP B.V. in its acquisition financing, comprised of a bridge loan and the related high-yield bond refinancing, and in the establishment of a $500 million secured revolving credit facility.
Pirelli/IPO
Represented Pirelli & C. S.p.A. in the proposed initial public offering of its tire business with flotation on the Mercato Telematico Azionario and international institutional offering.
TradeDoubler/IPO
Represented the managers in TradeDoubler AB’s initial public offering with floatation on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and a Rule 144A private placement.
Barclays Capital/Structured Notes
Represented Barclays Capital in several registered offerings and private placements of structured notes linked to commodities, currencies, equities and other asset classes.

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