Tony Saldana’s experience encompasses the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and general corporate and securities matters. Mr. Saldana has represented clients in a variety of transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, negotiated and contested acquisitions and proxy fights.

Bio

Mr. Saldana’s experience includes representing:

  • The AES Corporation in the sale of AES Armenia Mountain Wind, LLC and three wind farms to ALLETE Clean Energy, Inc. in two separate transactions;
  • SJW Group in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. and its successful defense against a hostile takeover attempt by California Water Service Group;
  • Defense Group, Inc. in its acquisition by SOS International LLC;
  • Enel Green Power S.p.A. (Italy) in its $250 million acquisition via a tender offer of EnerNOC, Inc.;
  • Duke Energy Corporation in two transactions totaling $2.4 billion: the $1.2 billion sale of its Brazilian business to China Three Gorges Corporation and the $1.2 billion sale of its international businesses in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina to I Squared Capital Advisors, LLC. This transaction was named Latin America Power M&A Deal of 2016 by Power Finance & Risk and Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year by LatinFinance;
  • Leidos Holdings Inc. in its $5 billion combination with the realigned information systems and global solutions business of Lockheed Martin Corporation in a reverse Morris trust transaction;
  • an investor in the $5 billion (enterprise value) acquisition of a U.S.-based, NYSE-listed utility company;
  • the private equity arm of a pension fund in various transactions;
  • RRI Energy, Inc. in its merger-of-equals with Mirant Corporation to form GenOn Energy, Inc.;
  • the special committee of the board of directors of Golden Telecom, Inc. in its sale to OJSC Vimpel Communications through a $4.3 billion two-step merger transaction;
  • Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. in its sale of Bahamas Supermarkets Limited;
  • Vulcan Programming Inc. in its sale of TechTV, Inc. to Comcast Corporation; and
  • BET Holdings in its acquisition by Viacom, Inc.

Mr. Saldana also counsels clients on a full range of corporate matters, including corporate governance and related matters. He regularly advises public companies regarding compliance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market. In addition, he regularly advises clients regarding interactions with stockholders, including stockholder meetings and other stockholder communications. He also counsels companies and their boards of directors on governance matters, such as shareholder rights plans, advance notice bylaws, proxy access and board independence.

He also has handled numerous public and private financings for both issuers and underwriters and has counseled clients in structuring securities offerings and in conducting tender offers.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1995
  • A.B., Harvard College, 1991 (magna cum laude)

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Experience

  • Member, Executive Committee of Yale Law School Association (1995-1998)

Anthony Saldana

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets; Corporate Governance
anthony.saldana@skadden.com