Daniel N. Webb is a Partner in the Corporate Department in Simpson Thacher’s Palo Alto office. He has a diverse capital markets practice and also advises on corporate law, governance and securities law matters. Dan has extensive experience with technology companies and also regularly works with issuers in the manufacturing, retail, finance and entertainment industries.
He advises issuers, underwriters and sponsors in initial public offerings, block trades, PIPEs and other equity offerings, and offerings of investment grade, high yield and convertible debt. He has worked on bond offerings in multiple currencies, bonds with and without collateral security, bonds with interest paid “in-kind”, offerings for U.S. and non-U.S. issuers, and offerings in a wide range of corporate contexts, including spinoffs, tender offers and acquisition financings.
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.
Dan also has experience with complex Up-C exchangeable share structures; most recently, he represented the majority owners of GoDaddy Inc. in the corporate restructuring to create such a structure in connection with GoDaddy’s 2015 IPO.
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 – and all subsequent registered public offerings by Apple, for a total of $52 billion in proceeds; representation of the underwriters in the $16 billion IPO of Facebook, the third-largest IPO in U.S. history; representation of the underwriters in Square’s $280 million initial public offering; and representation of Seagate Technology in various debt offerings.
Dan also represented Alibaba Group in its debt offering of $8 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes, the largest corporate bond offering in Asia in history. 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, Oracle, Rackspace Hosting, RealPage, Shutterfly and Tesla Motors.
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. He is admitted to practice in California and New York.
- Harvard Law School, 2001 J.D.
- cum laude
- UCLA, 1998 M.A.
- Harvard University, 1996 A.B.
- magna cum laude
- California 2005
- New York 2002
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