Melissa S. Abraham


Melissa Ibrahim
Melissa S. Abraham is an associate in Weil’s Capital Markets practice and is based in New York. Ms. Abraham participates in advising issuers and underwriters in public and private issuances of securities. Her work includes initial public offerings as well as investment grade and high yield debt offerings.

Ms. Abraham has been part of the teams advising:

  • Morgan Stanley, Citi and the other initial purchasers in $1.3 billion and €700 million 144A offerings of senior notes by Parker-Hannifin Corporation, a manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, to finance in part its $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCOR Inc.
  • Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II, a SPAC sponsored by Riverstone Holdings, in its $1 billion initial public offering.
  • Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp., a SPAC that is an affiliate of Avista Acquisition Corporation, in its $310 million initial public offering and simultaneous offering of private placement warrants.
  • KIK Custom Products, Inc. (a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners), a provider of pool and spa treatment products and a manufacturer of household and personal care products, in its $235 million add-on senior 144A notes offering.

Ms. Abraham also maintains an active pro bono practice, and currently assists a maker of handcrafted hair products with contract drafting assistance.

Ms. Abraham received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor on the Cardozo Law Review and her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.

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