Evan M. D’Amico is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. D’Amico advises companies, private equity firms, boards of directors and special committees in connection with a wide variety of complex corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and joint ventures. He also has experience advising issuers, borrowers, underwriters and lenders in connection with financing transactions and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. Mr. D’Amico has particular expertise in advising special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), operating companies and investors in connection with SPAC business combinations and financing transactions.
Mr. D’Amico has been named a Rising Star in mergers and acquisitions by Super Lawyers since 2016 and in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for M&A. In 2019, The Deal profiled him as a Rising Star, which recognizes new M&A partners who are “deemed by The Deal to be one of the most promising of 2020.”
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. D’Amico was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. Mr. D’Amico earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. At Harvard, Mr. D’Amico served as an Executive Technical Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Mr. D’Amico graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Mr. D’Amico is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia.
- Motive Capital Corp in its proposed $2 billion merger with Forge Global.
- DocGo in its $1.1 billion merger with Motion Acquisition Corp.
- Rotor Acquisition Corp. in its $1.3 billion combination with Sarcos Robotics.
- Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp. I in its $2.2 billion acquisition of SmartRent, Inc.
- Empower Ltd. in its $1.55 billion combination with Holley.
- Landsea Homes, a U.S. homebuilder, in its combination with LF Capital Acquisition Corp. in a transaction valued at $510 million.
- The majority shareholders and lenders of Skillsoft in connection with Skillsoft’s merger with Churchill Capital Corp II in a transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion.
- The initial public offerings of LDH Growth Corp I, RXR Acquisition Corp., FAST Acquisition Corp. II, Macondray Capital Acquisition Corp. I and Motive Capital Corp II.
- Eaton Corporation in connection with the $3.3 billion sale of its hydraulics business to Danfoss, its $920 million acquisition of Souriau-Sunbank from Transdigm, and its acquisition of Power Distribution, Inc.
- Vertiv, a provider of digital infrastructure/continuity solutions for data centers and a Platinum Equity portfolio company, in its $5.3 billion business combination with GS Acquisition Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company.
- Trinity Merger Corp. in its $1.5 billion business combination with the Broadmark real estate lending companies to form Broadmark Realty Capital Inc.
- Compassion First Vet Hospitals, a portfolio company of Quad-C Management, Inc., in its sale to JAB Holdings for $1.2 billion.
- The Carlyle Group Holdings Conflicts Committee in connection with Carlyle’s conversion from a publicly traded limited partnership to a corporation.
- MidOcean Partners in connection with various matters, including its acquisitions of Florida Food Products, HanleyWood and Meyers Research.
- L Catterton in connection with various matters, including the sales of Ferrara Candy Company, ClearChoice Holdings, and Van’s Natural Foods.
- Ensco plc in its $12 billion combination transaction with Rowan Companies plc.
- EnerVest, Ltd. in its $2.66 billion sale of Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk oil and gas assets to TPG Pace Energy Holdings, an energy-focused special purpose acquisition company.
- Atwood Oceanics, Inc. in its $2 billion acquisition by Ensco plc.
- Civeo Corporation in its acquisition of Noralta Lodge Ltd.
- SemGroup Corporation in its acquisition of Rose Rock Midstream for $389 million.
- The Williams Companies, Inc. in its proposed $37.7 billion combination with Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
- Towers Watson & Co. in its $18 billion merger of equals with Willis Group Holdings plc.
- Avalere Health, Inc. in its acquisition by Inovalon for $140 million.
- The Williams Companies, Inc. in the $50 billion merger of Williams Partners L.P. with Access Midstream Partners, L.P.
- CoStar Group, Inc. in its acquisitions of Apartments.com for $585 million, ForRent.com for $385 million, and Apartment Finder for $170 million.