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.
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.
Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law Lecture 2020 - Artificial Intelligence and the Idea of a Legal Singularity
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
- 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
AsiaGrowth: A Deep Dive Seminar on Doing Business in Asia
Private Equity Southeast Asia Summit
SVCA Workshop: Setting Up A Fund Successfully
3rd Annual Private Equity IQ South East Asia
20th Anniversary Asian Private Equity & Venture Forum
"Very commercial, experienced and understands the client's business well."Chambers Asia-Pacific
- 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)
Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2013-2022), ranked for Singapore-corporate/M&A, investment funds: "really smart on deals; he thinks like an investor"
"respected figure in the M&A and investment funds markets," "very good grasp of commercial issues and strategies"
"provides invaluable perspective on the business side of deal negotiation and structuring"
Legal 500 (2013-2021): recommended for investment funds, corporate/M&A, and India experience