Capital Markets

Weil’s leading Capital Markets practice executes our clients’ most complex and challenging capital raising matters and leverages both the excellence of our lawyers and the strength of the Firm’s global platform.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

We are one of the very few firms that regularly advises private equity sponsors, underwriters, and corporate issuers on their most significant debt and equity transactions, including:
  • High yield debt
  • Investment grade debt
  • IPOs
  • Secondary offerings
  • Follow-on offerings
  • Shelf registrations
  • Private placements
  • Convertible/exchangeable securities
  • Acquisition financing
  • Tender/exchange offers
We have extensive experience advising clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, transportation, airlines, media, telecommunications, gaming, lodging, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and life sciences, and retail and consumer products.

Our practice and its lawyers are consistently recognized as market leaders by Chambers & PartnersIFLR1000 and Legal 500.


Weil has substantial experience advising issuers and underwriters on all types of public and private debt securities transactions, including high yield debt, investment grade debt, acquisition financings and private placements.

We frequently collaborate with lawyers in our Banking & Finance, Private Equity and M&A practices to advise clients on bridge financings backed by bond offerings in the context of both leveraged and investment grade acquisition financings.


Weil has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on all types of public and private equity transactions including IPOs, secondary and follow-on equity offerings, equity-based acquisition financings and debt refinancings, equity-linked securities, PIPEs and private placements.

In conjunction with our market-leading Private Equity practice, we are one of the premier firms advising portfolio companies of private equity firms on their IPOs and follow-on/secondary offerings.

Leveraged Finance

Weil’s market-leading Leveraged Finance team routinely represents lenders, underwriters, issuers and borrowers on their most sophisticated, complex high yield bond offerings and leveraged loans.

Private Equity Finance

Weil's dedicated Private Equity Finance team works seamlessly across borders, as well as in conjunction with our Private Equity execution team, to provide complete, best-in-class coverage for leveraged private equity transactions.

Institutional Finance

Weil’s Institutional Finance lawyers regularly advise leading global financial institutions as arrangers and underwriters on their most significant investment grade and leveraged financings.

Investment Grade Finance

Our investment grade finance practice works in close collaboration with lawyers from the Firm's global M&A practice to provide seamlessly integrated service backed by deep market knowledge.

In particular, we frequently utilize the combined strength of our New York and London platforms to advise corporate borrowers and financial institutions on cross-border transactions.

Notable Representations

Representative Matters

Advent International and Goldman Sachs/TransUnion

AMC Entertainment

American Securities/Air Methods Corporation

Bank Pekao, S.A.

ConvaTec Group

Danaher Corporation


Fortress Investment Group

General Electric Capital Corporation

General Electric/Synchrony Financial

H&R Block

Johnson & Johnson

Kenan Advantage Group

KIK Custom Products



NCS Multistage Holdings

PQ Corporation

Shop Direct Group Limited

The Estee Lauder Companies

Thomas H. Lee Partners

TPG Global

Tyson Foods

Vantage Energy


Verisk Analytics

Willis Towers Watson

WPX Energy

Key Contacts

Alexander Lynch

Alexander D. Lynch


New York

Anna Frankowska

Anna M. Frankowska



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Weil is highly regarded for ‘taking the time to understand its clients’ businesses’. Furthermore, the firm’s ‘deep bench allows it to handle strategic transactions alongside everyday matters’.”

The Legal 500 US

Clients note that the firm is “extraordinarily broad and deep in their knowledge base,” adding that it provides an “exceptional service.”

Chambers USA

Named a Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year


This team is highly regarded for its representation of issuers, sponsors and underwriters in all types of debt and equity transactions.”

Chambers USA

[Weil] continues to be amongst the top choices for banks, issuers and financial sponsors seeking legal advice in debt and equity matters.”


Weil “bring[s] a high level of experience and judgment to the most difficult and sensitive legal issues.”

Chambers USA

They have a deep substantive knowledge plus a healthy dose of practical business judgment and risk assessment.”

Chambers USA

Ranked #3 for U.S. Equity IPOs (advising issuers) for FY 2017

Bloomberg Global Capital Markets League Tables

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