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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

Experience Highlights

  • eHealth, Inc. in the defense of the proxy fight by Starboard Value and the shareholder activism campaign by Hudson Executive

  • Blackwells Capital in its campaign in opposition to the merger between Monmouth Real Estate Corporation and Equity Commonwealth

  • Hudson Global in the defense of the exempt solicitation by Cannell Capital

  • CrownRock in its $1 billion offering of senior notes

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

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

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

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

  • 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 $248 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)