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Desiree M. Baca
Desiree M. Baca
Associate — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Associate — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Desiree M. Baca

Desiree M. Baca
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Desiree M. Baca

Desi’s principal areas of practice are corporate and securities law, including securities offerings, general corporate representation, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. She is also a member of V&E’s Shareholder Activism Practice, and advises public companies in competitive proxy solicitations, hostile takeover and other unsolicited bids, strategic investor relations, and corporate governance.

The following is a list of representative matters in which Desi has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • First United Corporation in the defense of the proxy fight by Driver Management Company

  • Hudson Global in the defense of the proxy fight by Cannell Capital

  • CrownRock in its $1 billion offering of senior notes

  • AB Value Management in its activism campaign against Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

  • Progenics Pharmaceuticals in the defense of the “withhold the vote” campaign and consent solicitation by Altiva Management

  • Synalloy in the defense of the proxy fight by Privet Fund Management and UPG LLC

  • Owens Realty Mortgage in its proxy contest defense against Hovde Capital Advisors and Opal Advisors

  • Amber Road in the defense of the proxy fight by Altai Capital Management

  • Matrix Service Company in its proxy contest defense against Engine Capital 

  • Simpson Manufacturing in its proxy contest defense against Iron Compass

  • Routinely advises multiple publicly traded corporations and MLPs on 1933 Act and 1934 Act compliance, listing exchange requirements, corporate governance, strategic investor relations, engagement with proxy advisory services and board of directors matters

  • Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $216 million public offering of common stock 

  • EZCORP, Inc. in its $173 million offering of convertible senior notes 

  • CrownRock Holdings in its $475 million Series A perpetual preferred equity investment from funds managed by Magnetar Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners

  • EZCORP, Inc. in its $144 million offering of convertible senior notes

  • Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust in its $2.85 billion sale to Starwood Capital Group

  • Daseke in its merger with Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, one of the largest oil rig moving companies in North America

  • Pon Holdings in the acquisition of IndiGO Auto Group Holdings

Credentials

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2016 (Lawrence Lederman Fellow in Law and Economics; Articles Editor, NYU Journal of Law and Business)
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., Public Relations; B.A., American Studies, 2012
  • Texas (Not admitted in New York)