- Secondary offerings
- Follow-on offerings
- Shelf registrations
- Equity-linked securities
- Equity-based acquisition financings
- Private placements
- Tender/exchange offers
We have extensive experience advising clients on IPOs and bring keen market insights and seasoned judgment to bear on the broad range of matters that arise throughout the IPO process. In conjunction with our market-leading Private Equity practice, we are one of the leading firms advising portfolio companies of private equity firms on their IPOs and follow-on/secondary offerings.
Avolon Holdings Limited (Ireland) (a portfolio company of Cinven Partners, CVC Capital Partners and Oak Hill Capital Partners), a provider of aircraft leasing and lease management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide, in its $273 million initial public offering.
Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, as underwriters, in the $644 million initial public offering of CBS Outdoor Americas (now known as OUTFRONT Media), a provider of out-of-home advertising services, in advance of the planned spin-off of the CBS Outdoor business from CBS Corporation.
INC Research, LLC (a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan), a global contract research organization exclusively focused on late stage clinical development services for the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, in its $173 million initial public offering.
- The underwriters in a $305 million offering of senior convertible notes and in over $1.5 billion offerings of limited liability company interests by Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC, an owner, operator and investor in a diversified group of infrastructure businesses primarily in the United States, including offerings to finance its acquisition of all of the equity of International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) that it did not already own and to finance its acquisition of Bayonne Energy Center (BEC).
Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan, as underwriters, in a $1.5 billion offering of tangible equity units and $900 million common stock offering by Tyson Foods, Inc., a producer and distributor of chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related products, to finance its $8.55 billion acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company.
Rated for its advice in ‘challenging and unusual equity transactions.’
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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP ‘provides great service. It is exceptionally broad in its knowledge base, which seems to cover any type of public offering issue.’ The team, ‘which has an amazing cast of subject matter experts,’ acts for underwriters and issuers, and has specialist expertise advising portfolio companies of private equity firms on equity offerings.
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