Mercedez Taitt-Harmon

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Mercedez Taitt-Harmon
Mercedez Taitt-Harmon is an associate in Weil’s Capital Markets practice and is based in New York. Mercedez participates in advising issuers, underwriters and private equity sponsors in connection with public and private offerings of securities and other capital markets transactions. She has been involved in investment grade and high yield debt offerings, as well as secondary equity offerings.

Mercedez has been part of the teams advising:

  • AltC Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by AltC Sponsor LLC (an affiliate of M. Klein and Company, LLC), in its $500 million initial public offering.
  • AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. in several (i) at-the-market and private offerings raising over $1.5 billion in aggregate equity proceeds, (ii) first and second lien note issuances raising over $4.1 billion in aggregate proceeds and (iii) various other liability management transactions.
  • Core Scientific in its issuance of $260 million in secured convertible notes, $150 million in senior secured notes, two tranches of warrants, a security representing entitlements to contingent payment obligations, a $55 million equity rights offering and relisting on Nasdaq Global Select Market, all in connection with its emergence from Chapter 11.
  • Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc. (a public company backed by an investor consortium led by THL Partners, Cannae Holdings, Black Knight and CC Capital) in a $460 million senior unsecured 144A / Reg S notes offering by its subsidiary, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, to redeem in full certain of its senior first lien notes.
  • First Light Acquisition Group, Inc., a SPAC sponsored indirectly by FLAG Sponsor Manager, LLC, in its $230 million initial public offering.
  • J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, as representatives of the underwriters, in the $998 million initial public offering of Fluence Energy, Inc. (a joint venture of Siemens AG and AES Energy Storage).
  • Portillo’s, Inc. (a publicly traded company backed by Berkshire Partners) in (i) its $466 million initial public offering, (ii) its $190 million follow-on public offering, in a synthetic secondary transaction, to repurchase shares and purchase liability interests from existing holders, (iii) its $183.2 million block trade offering, in a synthetic secondary transaction, to repurchase shares and purchase liability interests from existing holders and (iv) its $179 million synthetic secondary offering of 8 million shares of its Class A common stock and partial exercise of its over-allotment option for an additional $13 million in proceeds
  • Redbox Entertainment Inc. in its pending sale to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc.
  • Truist, Wells Fargo, and a leading financial institution, as representatives of the underwriters, in $500 million offering of senior notes by McCormick & Company, Inc.

Prior to joining Weil, Mercedez was a Corporate associate at another international law firm.

Mercedez received her J.D. from Cornell Law School, where she was a recipient of the CALI Award for Capital Markets and served as a Note Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, and her B.S., cum laude, from St. John’s University.

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