Danielle Scalzo is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York.  Danielle’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies, private equity transactions, debt and equity financings, general corporate and securities law and corporate governance advice.  She practiced for two years in the firm’s London office, where she focused on international corporate and securities matters.

Danielle was recently named to The Deal’s “Top Women in Dealmaking 2023,” a list of the foremost female attorneys in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring and activist investing.


Danielle has advised:

  • Jama Software and its controlling shareholder Insight Partners on Jama’s sale to Francisco Partners for $1.2 billion 
  • Choice Hotels International in its proposal and subsequent exchange offer to acquire Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
  • Franklin Templeton in its $925 million acquisition of Putnam Investments and its strategic partnership with Power Corporation of Canada and Great-West Lifeco
  • Insight Partners in its sale of Bynder
  • Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. in its acquisition of the asset management business of Salient Partners, L.P.
  • Tailwind Acquisition Corp. in its merger with NUBURU, Inc.
  • Galata Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company led by Callaway Capital, in its business combination with Marti Technologies Inc., Turkey’s leading mobility app
  • Franklin Templeton in the acquisition of BNY Alcentra Group, a leading European credit and private debt manager
  • Victory Capital in its acquisition of WestEnd Advisors for $480 million
  • Franklin Templeton in the $1.75 billion acquisition of Lexington Partners, a manager of secondary private equity and co-investment funds
  • Insight Partners as lead co-investor in an equity consortium in an agreement to acquire Inovalon for $7.3 billion
  • SCVX, a special purpose acquisition company, in its $1.1 billion deal to merge with Bright Machines, an industry leader in intelligent software-defined manufacturing
  • AdaptHealth Corp. in its $2 billion acquisition of home medical equipment provider AeroCare
  • AdaptHealth LLC in its $142 million common stock public offering, and its $600 million, $500 million and $350 million senior notes offerings
  • AdaptHealth Corp., a leading home medical equipment and supplies company, in equity investments from One Equity Partners and Deerfield Management in connection with AdaptHealth’s acquisitions of Solara Medical Supplies, LLC and ActivStyle, Inc.
  • Conga in its combination with Apttus to create a leading company in digital transformation for commercial operations
  • Franklin Templeton in the acquisition of AdvisorEngine Inc., a digital wealth platform and provider of technology and consulting services
  • Interpublic Group in its $1 billion and $650 million senior notes offerings
  • Home medical equipment company AdaptHealth in its business combination with special purpose acquisition company DFB Healthcare Acquisitions Corp.
  • Interpublic Group in its $2.3 billion acquisition of data marketing company Acxiom Marketing Solutions
  • Insight Venture Partners in connection with a $200 million investment in Jama Software
  • Bynder in its acquisition of Shutterstock's digital asset management business Webdam
  • Victory Capital Management in its acquisition of Munder Capital Management, Compass EMP and THB Asset Management, as well as the launch of its $152 million initial public offering and its $136 million secondary offering
  • W&W|AFCO Steel in its acquisition of Hirschfeld Industries
  • Kinnser Software and Insight Venture Partners in the sale of Kinnser to Mediware Information Systems
  • Alleghany Capital Corporation in its majority investment in W&W|AFCO Steel
  • Interpublic Group, Inc. in corporate governance and other general corporate and securities matters
  • Glansaol, a newly launched prestige beauty and personal care company, in its acquisition of Laura Geller, Julep and Clark’s Botanicals
  • Virtus Investment Partners in an offering of common stock and preferred stock
  • Virtus Investment Partners in its agreement to acquire RidgeWorth Investments, a multi-boutique asset management firm
  • Conga in its acquisitions of Novatus, ActionGrid and CRMCulture
  • Georgina Bloomberg in the formation of Miami Glory, an international equestrian show jumping team
  • Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting, Inc. in Turner Broadcasting’s acquisition of iStreamPlanet
  • GrafTech in its approximately $700 million acquisition by a Brookfield Asset Management affiliate
  • The Pantry in its $1.7 billion sale to Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • Baring Asset Management, a subsidiary of MassMutual, in its acquisition of SEI Asset Korea Co.
  • United Site Services in its sale to Calera Capital
  • Tradecard Inc., a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, in connection with its merger with GT Nexus, Inc.
  • Seven Mile Capital Partners in its acquisition of Microporous Products from Polypore International
  • Homesite Group in its sale to American Family Insurance
  • The Men’s Wearhouse in corporate governance matters
  • Clovis Oncology in its public offering of common stock
  • Time Warner in its equity investment in Central European Media Enterprises
  • Platinum Equity Capital Partners and its portfolio companies in debt offerings, including acquisition financing
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries in connection with Taro’s proposed buyout by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Doublemousse B.V. and Moussetrap as selling stockholders in the secondary offering of Ulta Beauty common stock
  • The underwriters in The Allstate Corporation’s offering of senior notes
  • Hampshire Group in its acquisition of Rio Garment
  • Common Ground in its reorganization
  • Level 3 Communications in its acquisition of Global Crossing Limited
  • The bank syndicate in RHÖN-KLINKUM’s rights issue
  • Toreador Resources Corporation in its shale oil partnership with Hess andits public offering of common stock and issuance of convertible bonds
  • Gemalto in its unsolicited public tender offer for Wavecom
  • Opera Software in its adoption of an ADR program
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group and Centerbridge Capital Partners in their terminated agreement to acquire Penn National Gaming and their subsequent purchase of preferred stock
  • Aquiline Capital Partners in its investments in BI-SAM and the Wright Insurance Group
  • Eurand N.V. in connection with its initial public offering of common shares



New York University School of Law, J.D., 2006 The College of William & Mary, B.A., 2003

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