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Francisco J. Morales Barrón
Francisco J. Morales Barrón
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Francisco J. Morales Barrón

Francisco J. Morales Barrón
New York

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

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Francisco J. Morales Barrón

Experience Highlights

  • The Houston Astros in a joint venture with the Houston Rockets to acquire AT&T SportsNet Southwest from Warner Bros

  • Daktronics, Inc. and its Strategy and Financing Review Committee in securing $100 million in additional capital

  • ABB in its $2.9 billion divestiture of its mechanical power transmission business to RBC Bearings

  • Accenture

    • Acquisition of N3
    • Acquisition of Adaptly
    • Acquisition of Pillar Technology
  • Apollo Global Management

    • Acquisition of CEC Entertainment (Chuck E. Cheese)
    • Secondary offering of shares of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb in its $1.6 billion divestiture of the UPSA consumer health business to Taisho Pharmaceutical

  • Corning in its $1.9 billion acquisition of the remaining 50% interest in Samsung Corning Precision Materials from Samsung Display and other minority shareholders

  • Danaher Corporation

    • $9.6 billion acquisition of Aldevron
    • Minority investment in Andelyn Biosciences
    • $825 million sale of a collection of life sciences businesses to Sartorius AG
    • $21.4 billion acquisition of the biopharma business of General Electric
  • Durational Capital Management in its acquisition of Casper Sleep Inc.

  • Expedia in its minority investment in

  • FMC Corporation in the acquisition of a significant portion of DuPont’s crop protection business and simultaneous sale to DuPont of FMC’s Health and Nutrition business

  • Footprint, Inc. in its $1.6 billion business combination with Gores Holdings VIII, Inc. (terminated)

  • Fox Corporation in its acquisition of Credible Labs

  • General Motors in its $2.25 billion investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund in GM Cruise Holdings LLC, GM’s autonomous vehicle business

  • HH Global Group Limited in its acquisition of InnerWorkings, Inc.

  • KKR

    • Investment in apexanalytix
    • Investment in PlayOn! Sports and GoFan
    • Investment in Beacon Pointe
    • Acquisition of Bettcher Industries and Frontmatec
    • Investment in Charter Next Generation
    • Sale of Calabrio
    • Acquisition of the Flow Control Group
    • Acquisition of Corel Corp.
  • Novo Holdings on its acquisition of Medical Knowledge Group

  • Publicis Groupe S.A. in its $3.7 billion acquisition of Sapient Corporation

  • Smucker’s in its acquisition of Big Heart Pet Brands

  • Tim Hortons Inc. in its $12.2 billion combination with Burger King Worldwide, Inc.

  • Vantiv in its $1.65 billion acquisition of Mercury Payment Systems

  • Ventas in its $2.6 billion acquisition of American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust

  • Vitamin Shoppe

    • Acquisition by Liberty Tax
    • Defense against a full slate proxy contest by Vintage Capital and its agreements with Vintage Capital and Shah Capital regarding the composition of the Vitamin Shoppe board of directors


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2013 (Executive Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review)
  • Yale University, B.A., Political Science & East Asian Studies, 2007
  • Judicial clerk to Honorable Alex Kozinski, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2015–2016
  • Selected to the New York Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2018–2023
  • New York City Bar Association; Member of the Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • New York
  • Mandarin (conversational)
  • Spanish (native)