Weil has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters on all aspects of equity transactions, including:
- 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 Private Equity practice, we frequently advise portfolio companies of private equity firms on their IPOs and follow-on/secondary offerings.
AMC Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of Dalian Wanda Group Co.), in its $379 million initial public offering and in its $639 million common stock offering to finance in part its $964 million acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB.
Black Knight, Inc., a provider of integrated technology, data and analytics to lenders and mortgage services, in its $507 million initial public offering and in over $1 billion secondary offerings and block trades of common stock.
Camping World Holdings
Goldman, Sachs and J.P. Morgan, as representatives of the underwriters, in the $260 million initial public offering of Camping World Holdings, Inc. (a portfolio company of Crestview Advisors), a retail provider of recreational vehicles and accessories, repair and maintenance services, vehicle financing, and protection plans, and in aggregate $612 million primary and secondary offerings of common stock.
Ceridian HCM Holding
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (a portfolio company of Thomas H. Lee Partners and Cannae Holdings), a provider of payroll and human resources, employee benefits administration, workforce management and related services, in its $531 million initial public offering and concurrent $100 million private placement of common shares at the initial public offering price.
Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a Connolly iHealth Technologies) (a publicly traded company backed by Advent International Corporation), a global recovery audit firm, in its $246 million initial public offering and in a $349 million secondary offering of its common shares.
Fortress Investment Group
Fortress Investment Group LLC in the $345 million initial public offering of Mosaic Acquisition Corp., a SPAC co-sponsored by Fortress.
The Gores Group
The Gores Group in the $400 million initial public offering of Gores Holdings II, Inc., a SPAC formed for the purpose of effecting a merger or other business combination.
INC Research, LLC (a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan) in its $173 million initial public offering, and Avista Capital Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, as selling shareholders, in aggregate $1.1 billion secondary offerings and buybacks of common shares of INC.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. in its $2.86 billion initial public offering - at the time, the largest private equity-backed IPO in U.S. history.
Macquarie Infrastructure Company
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).
Metaldyne Performance Group
Metaldyne Performance Group Inc.(MPG), a manufacturer of transmission, engine, driveline and safety components for passenger, commercial and industrial vehicles and American Securities, as selling stockholder, in MPG’s $170 million initial public offering.
NCS Multistage Holdings
NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. (a portfolio company of Advent International), a provider of highly engineered products and support services that facilitate the optimization of oil and natural gas well completions and field development strategies, and certain selling stockholders in a $186 million initial public offering.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc. (a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors), an extreme value retailer, in its $164 million initial public offering and NASDAQ listing and in over $886 million secondary offerings of common shares.
Portillo’s, Inc. (a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners), the owner and operator of a chain of casual restaurants that feature Chicago-style hotdogs and Italian beef sandwiches, in its $466 million initial public offering and $190 million synthetic secondary offering of common shares.
Synchrony Financial (GE Capital’s North American retail finance business), one of the premier consumer financial services companies in the United States and the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables, in its approximately $2.95 billion initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange and in GE’s $20.4 billion offer to exchange Synchrony common stock for GE common stock, completing the separation of Synchrony from GE.
Thomas H. Lee Partners
Federal Street Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Thomas H. Lee Partners the primary focus of which is to acquire and operate a company in the healthcare industry based in North America, in its $460 million initial public offering.
- TPG Pace Holdings Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group that seeks a target business in the technology, media or business service industries, in its $450 million initial public offering.
- TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group that seeks a target business in the energy, or energy-related, industries, in its $650 million initial public offering.
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.
Vantiv, Inc. (a joint venture of Advent International and Fifth Third Bank), a leading credit, debit and gift card payment processor, in its $575 million initial public offering, and in more than $3 billion of secondary common stock offerings (including a simultaneous secondary and stock repurchase).