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 23-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 2006, 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.
Greystar forms joint venture between Greystar, MIRA Real Estate, part of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and APG
Jones 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 commitments
Jones 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 billion
Jones 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 Holding
Jones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
Ancora Capital Management forms Ancora Residential Fund LP (ARF LP)
Jones Day advised Ancora Capital Management Pte. Ltd. in its formation of Ancora Residential Fund LP (ARF LP), a Singapore-based fund that will invest in apartment development projects in Indonesia.
Macquarie Capital participates in additional pre-IPO investment in Singapore-based technology company
Jones Day advised Macquarie Capital in connection with an additional pre-IPO investment in a Singapore-based technology company.
PAG Holdings sells minority interest to Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund
Jones Day represented PAG Holdings Ltd., one of Asia’s largest independent alternative asset managers, in connection with its sale of a minority interest in PAG to the Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund.
NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative divests investment in offshore private equity fund
Jones Day represented NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited in connection with its divestment of an investment in an offshore private equity fund.
tØ.com launches initial coin offering
Jones Day is advising tØ.com in connection with their launch of an initial coin offering.
AGIC Capital acquires RiteDose Corporation from Olympus Partners
Jones Day advised AGIC Capital ("AGIC"), a leading Asian-European private equity firm focused on industrial technology investments, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of The RiteDose Corporation ("RiteDose") from Olympus Partners.
Macquarie Capital participates in pre-IPO investment in Singapore-based technology company
Jones Day advised Macquarie Capital in connection with a pre-IPO investment in a Singapore-based technology company.
Asia Capital Real Estate forms Asia Capital Real Estate Fund 3
Jones Day represented Asia Capital Real Estate Pte. Ltd. in connection with the formation of Asia Capital Real Estate Fund 3, a $100 million real estate private equity fund.
ST Telemedia invests in U.S.-based technology company
Jones Day advised ST Telemedia, in connection with an investment in a U.S.-based technology company.
Crescent Point Group invests in LBC Express
Jones Day advised Crescent Point Group in connection with its purchase of a $50 million secured Convertible Instrument to be issued, subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions precedent, by LBC Express Holdings, Inc. ("LBC Express"), a Philippine entity listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange.
ARA Asset Management taken private in $1.28 billion LBO led by Warburg Pincus and AVIC Trust
Jones Day represented ARA Asset Management Limited ("ARA"), an Asian real estate fund management company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, in connection with its $1.28 billion leveraged buyout led by Warburg Pincus and AVIC Trust via a scheme of arrangement in Bermuda.
Singapore Technologies Telemedia invests in Armor Defense
Jones Day represented Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd., a Singapore telecom/investment company owned by Temasek Holdings, in connection with its investment of up to $118 million of Series F Preferred Stock of Armor Defense, Inc., a private software company in the cyber security space market.
DBS Bank Limited participates in Series A financing round by Kasisto
Jones Day represented DBS Bank Limited in connection with its purchase of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement by Kasisto, Inc., a Delaware corporation that develops virtual personal assistant technology for mobile and tablet applications.
ARA Asset Management forms ARA Harmony VI to acquire Century Link
Jones Day represented ARA Asset Management Limited ("ARA"), an Asian real estate fund management company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, in connection with the establishment of ARA Harmony VI to acquire Century Link, a newly-completed premium-grade integrated commercial property located in Shanghai, China.
Toys “R” Us enters India market through retail licensing arrangement with Tablez & Toys
Jones Day advised Toys "R" Us, Inc.("TRU"), the largest global retailer of toys and juvenile products, in connection with its entry into the India market through a retail licensing arrangement with Tablez & Toys Pvt. Ltd. (“Tablez”), an Indian affiliate of the Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group, an Indian affiliate of the Abu Dhabi-based retail chain Lulu Group.
NEP Group acquires Broadcast Solutions Group
Jones Day advised NEP Group Inc. in its acquisition of Broadcast Solutions Group.
The following represents experience prior to joining Jones Day.
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
US$55 million acquisition of Jewelryonly.com
US$15 million acquisition of Impower, Inc.
The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
US$60 million acquisition of Bumble and Bumble, LLC
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
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.
SEC Lifts Long-Time Ban on Advertising by Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, and Other Private Investment Vehicles
Exempt Reporting Advisers: Requirements for Investment Advisers that Qualify as Venture Capital Advisers or Private Fund Advisers
- 2004The Practitioner's Guide to Corporate Governance in Asia
- October 6, 2017NUS Law School Talk
- 2011AsiaGrowth: A Deep Dive Seminar on Doing Business in Asia
- 2011Private Equity Southeast Asia Summit
- 2011SVCA Workshop: Setting Up A Fund Successfully
- 20083rd Annual Private Equity IQ South East Asia
- 200720th Anniversary Asian Private Equity & Venture Forum
- Boston University (J.D. cum laude 1994; Editor, Law Review); American University (B.A. in International Relations 1991)
- New York and Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)
Ranked for corporate/M&A and investments funds in Singapore by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015-2019):
"respected figure in the M&A and investment funds markets," "commercially minded," "very co-operative and supportive," and "a very good grasp of commercial issues and strategies"
"provides invaluable perspective on the business side of deal negotiation and structuring"
Legal 500: (2013-2018): recommended lawyer