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Dennis Barsky has extensive experience advising major U.S. and Asia-based corporations and private equity funds in cross-border transactions. Dennis regularly advises U.S.-based clients on corporate transactions throughout Asia, including Singapore, China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam, as well as Asia-based funds and corporations on their U.S. investments. He also has extensive experience advising fund sponsors and investors in the establishment of private equity and real estate funds.

Over his 25-year career, Dennis has advised a range of major corporations and funds, including American Securities, ARA Asset Management, DBS Bank, General Electric, General Motors, Hudson's Bay Company, Getty Images, Hughes Electronics, Koch Industries, Macquarie Capital, MediaOne Group, The Riverside Company, Six Flags, ST Telemedia, Tata Technologies, Temasek Holdings, Toys "R" Us, and Verint Systems.

From 2007 to 2009, Dennis was a partner and portfolio manager at an event-driven hedge fund based in Singapore, where he played a leading role in structuring and managing the fund. Since relocating to Singapore in 2007, he has been consistently recommended in the Chambers Asia and Legal 500 directories and has been previously listed in New York Super Lawyers for M&A.


  • Junshi Biosciences forms joint venture with Rxilient Biotech to develop and commercialize toripalimab in Southeast AsiaJones Day advised Junshi Biosciences in the formation of a joint venture company, Excellmab, with Rxilient Biotech to develop and commercialize toripalimab, an anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody drug, in nine Southeast Asian countries.
  • Riverside sells Modern Hire to HireVueJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Modern Hire, the all-in-one enterprise hiring platform that enables organizations to continuously improve hiring experiences and outcomes with trusted science and technology, to HireVue, a global leader in video interviewing, assessments, and text-enabled recruiting tools.
  • UPL Ltd announces strategic corporate realignmentJones Day advised UPL Limited in its corporate restructuring of the UPL Group to better align different business units by creating "distinct pure-play platforms" under various subsidiaries.
  • UPL sells stake in Advanta Enterprises to KKRJones Day advised UPL Limited in its $300 million sale of a 13.33% stake in its subsidiary, Advanta Enterprises Limited, to KKR.
  • Stonepeak forms strategic logistics investment partnership with EqualbaseJones Day represented Stonepeak, a leading U.S.-based alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets, in connection with the formation of a Pan-Asia logistics real estate platform in partnership with Equalbase, a development, project, and asset manager specializing in industrial real estate assets in Asia.
  • Deutsche Börse invests in and partners with the AirCarbon ExchangeJones Day advised Deutsche Börse AG on its investment in AirCarbon Exchange, a global carbon exchange using distributed ledger technology on a traditional trading architecture. 
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • CREA receives $25 million strategic minority investment from SuperOrdinaryJones Day advised CREA, an omnichannel partner for brands in the digital ecommerce ecosystem in South East Asia, in connection with a $25 million minority strategic stake investment from SuperOrdinary, a global digital ecommerce enabler based in Shanghai, and a strategic alliance between the two groups.
  • Entravision Communications acquires MediaDonutsJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation in its acquisition of MediaDonuts, a digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • Macquarie Capital acquires interest in pre-IPO Indonesia-based technology companyJones Day advised Macquarie Capital in connection with the acquisition of an interest in a pre-IPO Indonesia-based technology company.
  • Direct lender provides $70 million senior secured term loan facility to leading global mobile advertising technology companyJones Day advised a direct lender, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $70 million senior secured term loan facility provided to a leading global mobile advertising technology company.
  • Macquarie Capital acquires interest in pre-IPO China-based technology companyJones Day advised Macquarie Capital in connection with a pre-IPO investment in a China-based technology company.
  • EDBI invests in Cityneon Holdings Pte. Ltd.Jones Day advised EDB Investments Pte Ltd, the investment arm of Singapore's Economic Development Board ("EDB"), in connection with its investment into Cityneon, an experience entertainment company headquartered in Singapore.
  • Asia Capital Real Estate forms joint venture to invest in workforce housing assets in Southeast AsiaJones Day represented Asia Capital Real Estate Pte Ltd. in a joint venture with NOON Capital to establish and manage investment vehicles that will invest in workforce housing assets in Southeast Asia; and the fund formation of the joint venture's first private fund to invest in workforce housing assets in Thailand.
  • Procter & Gamble invests in The Ocean FundJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company on its investment as a limited partner into Singapore-based The Ocean Fund, LP managed by Circulate Capital which aims to provide investment capital to scale local innovative companies or projects that divert waste from the environment and into the recycling value chain in South and Southeast Asian countries.
  • Greystar forms joint venture between Greystar, MIRA Real Estate, part of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and APGJones Day advised in the formation of Greystar Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Greystar APAC), a Singapore joint venture between Greystar, MIRA Real Estate, part of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and APG.
  • Greystar Asia Pacific forms Greystar China Multifamily Venture I LP with initial $450 million of commitmentsJones Day advised Greystar Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. in connection with the formation of its first fund vehicle, Greystar China Multifamily Venture I LP, a Singapore-based fund that will acquire and develop multifamily real estate and real estate related assets in targeted cities in the Peoples Republic of China.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • The following represents experience prior to joining Jones Day.

    ACI Capital
    US$116 million leveraged buyout of Jenny Craig, Inc.
    US$600 million sale of Jenny Craig, Inc. to Nestle Corporation
    US$240 million sale of MVE Holdings to Chart Industries
    US$55 million leveraged buyout of Cornhusker Energy Holdings, Inc.

    Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V.
    US$485 million acquisition of Teksid Aluminum Ltd.

    All American Communications, Inc.
    US$580 million sale of All American Communications, Inc. to Pearson Plc

    American Securities Capital Partners
    US$195 million leveraged buyout of Phillips Health, LLC

    Club Ventures Investments, LLC
    Issuance of Subordinated Promissory Notes

    Counsel Corporation
    US$55 million acquisition of
    US$15 million acquisition of Impower, Inc.

    The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
    US$60 million acquisition of Bumble and Bumble, LLC

    Gateway, Inc.
    US$217 million acquisition of Advanced Logic Research, Inc.

    General Motors Corporation
    US$2.4 billion investment in Fiat Motors S.p.A

    Gentiva Health Services, Inc.
    US$454 million acquisition of The Healthfield Group, Inc.

    Getty Images, Inc.
    US$32 million acquisition of Eyewire Partners, Inc.
    US$25 million acquisition of American Royal Arts Corp.

    Globe Wireless, Inc.
    US$57 private placement of preferred units

    Hannaford Bros.
    US$3.6 billion sale to Delhaize America, Inc.

    Hughes Electronics, Inc.
    Proposed US$18 billion sale to EchoStar Systems, Inc.

    Hollywood Media, Inc.
    US$35 million sale of Baseline Acquisition Corp.

    MediaOne Group, Inc.
    Proposed US$48 billion merger between MediaOne Group, Inc. and Comcast Corporation
    US$66 billion merger between MediaOne Group, Inc. and AT&T Corp.

    Osaka Gas Company
    US$25 million sale of Espey, Huston & Associates

    SBC Communications, Inc.
    US$3.6 billion acquisition of Sterling Commerce, Inc.

    SEACOR Holdings, Inc.
    US$1.1 billion acquisition of Seabulk International, Inc.
    US$118 million acquisition of Era Aviation, Inc.
    US$15 million disposition of fixed wing division of Era Aviation, Inc.

    Six Flags, Inc.
    US$110 million acquisition of SeaWorld of Ohio
    US$287 million issuance of Preferred Income Equity Redeemable Shares
    US$335 million issuance of 9.5% Senior Notes

    Verint Systems Inc.
    US$51 million acquisition of MultiVision Holdings Limited
    US$52 million acquisition of Mercom Technologies, Inc.

    • October 6, 2017
      NUS Law School Talk
    • September 14, 2016
      DD2.0 - Rebooting the Compliance Diligence Process
    • February 14, 2012
      International Perspective: Doing Business in Foreign Markets
    • 2011
      AsiaGrowth: A Deep Dive Seminar on Doing Business in Asia
    • 2011
      Private Equity Southeast Asia Summit
    • 2011
      SVCA Workshop: Setting Up A Fund Successfully
    • 2008
      3rd Annual Private Equity IQ South East Asia
    • 2007
      20th Anniversary Asian Private Equity & Venture Forum