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Danya Al-Qattan


Danya Al-Qattan

Life at FGS Global

Advises clients on transactions and special situations including mergers and acquisitions, activism defense, spin-offs, public listings and other corporate matters, as well as ongoing media and investor relations programs.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Supported clients across a wide range of industries at predecessor firm, Sard Verbinnen & Co.

Life Beyond FGS Global

NYC transplant via London who fills her free time traveling, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends – usually all at the same time.

Danya Al-Qattan is a Partner in the New York office. She advises clients on complex financial communications matters and special situations including contested and friendly M&A transactions, shareholder activism campaigns, spin-offs, IPOs, litigation matters and crises, as well as ongoing strategic media and investor communications programs.

Representative engagements include advising: Wyndham Hotels in its successful defense against Choice Hotels $8 billion hostile takeover bid and full slate proxy fight; HPE on its $14 billion acquisition of Juniper Networks; Arm on its public listing on the NASDAQ; NI on its defense against and subsequent $8.2 billion transaction with Emerson; Yelp on its proxy defense against TCS Capital and SQN; Rover on its take private by Blackstone; Avid Technology on its transaction with STG; DISH Network Corporation on its transaction with EchoStar Corporation; UserTesting on its take private by Thoma Bravo; International Paper on its spin-off of Sylvamo; Genesco on its successful proxy defense against Legion Partners; Shiseido on its acquisition of Dr. Dennis Gross and sale of bareMinerals, BUXOM and Laura Mercier to Advent International; Becton Dickinson on its acquisition of C.R. Bard, the spin-off of its Diabetes Care business and acquisition of Parata Systems; MetLife on various transactions and other matters; L3 on its $34 billion merger of equals with Harris Corporation; Automatic Data Processing (ADP) on its successful proxy defense against Pershing Square; Barneys New York in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on its merger with Groupe PSA and previously proposed transaction with Groupe Renault.

Danya graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Art History.

Danya Al-Qattan