Dan Webb is a Partner in the Corporate Department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Dan’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising public companies on corporate law, governance and securities law matters. He regularly works with participants in the technology industry. Dan also works on mezzanine financings.
Dan’s capital markets practice includes advising issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings and other equity offerings, and offerings of high yield debt, investment-grade and convertible debt. His high yield experience includes secured notes offerings—covering first-lien, second-lien and crossing-lien structures—as well as unsecured discount notes and toggle PIK notes. He has also advised on auction-based offerings, including representing the underwriters in NetSuite’s initial public offering and in the U.S. Treasury’s modified Dutch auction offering of its TARP-related preferred stock investment in Wilshire Bancorp.
Recent capital markets engagements include representation of the underwriters in Apple’s $17 billion bond offering, the largest corporate debt offering in history at the time, representation of the underwriters in the $16 billion IPO of Facebook, the largest technology offering ever and the third-largest IPO in U.S. history, representation of Seagate Technology in various debt offerings. Other capital markets transactions include offerings by Associated Materials, Air Lease Corporation, Avago Technologies, Bioform Medical, Brocade Communications Systems, CoreLogic, Ellucian, Genomic Health, GLG Partners, Goodman Global Group, Ikanos Communications, Lions Gate Entertainment, lululemon athletica, Micron Technology, NetSuite, Oaktree Capital Group, Rackspace Hosting, RealPage, Serena Software, Shutterfly and Tesla Motors.
His M&A experience includes the representation of Silver Lake in connection with investments in William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Virtu Financial and the representation of Intergraph Corporation in connection with its $2.125 billion sale to Hexagon AB.
Dan was named by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the Top 20 Lawyers Under 40 for 2013, in recognition of his extensive capital markets and M&A work.
Dan received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2001, his M.A. from U.C.L.A. in 1998 and his A.B. from Harvard University, magna cum laude, in 1996. Dan is admitted to practice in California and New York.