Reid Powell


Reid Powell
Reid Powell is an associate in Weil’s Public Company Advisory Group and is based in New York. Mr. Powell participates in advising U.S. public companies and foreign private issuers on securities law issues, disclosure, and compliance matters, including M&A and capital markets transactions. Mr. Powell was previously a member of the Firm’s Capital Markets practice and worked on a variety of public and private offerings of securities, including initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary offerings and high-yield and investment grade debt offerings.

Mr. Powell has been part of the teams advising:

  • Centerra Gold Inc. on the U.S. aspects of its $1.1 billion acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company, Inc.
  • Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a Connolly iHealth Technologies and a portfolio company of Advent International Corporation) in its $246 million initial public offering.
  • Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (an indirect partially owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc.) in its $507 million initial public offering.
  • Centerbridge Partners in the $225 million senior notes offering to finance its substantial minority investment in syncreon.
  • Fidelity National Financial (FNF) in a series of transactions that brought about the tax-free distribution of its interest in Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (n/k/a Black Knight, Inc.) to owners of FNF Group, following which Black Knight became an independent, publicly traded company; and in its redemption of all tracking stock shares of Fidelity National Financial Ventures in exchange for shares of common stock of Cannae Holdings, Inc., following which Cannae became an independent, publicly traded company, and FNF ceased to have a tracking stock structure.
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., as selling shareholder, in the $1.1 billion secondary public offering of 7.9 million common shares of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and in the $875 million secondary public offering of 15 million common shares of Equity Residential. 
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in its $500 million offering of senior notes. 
  • NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. (a portfolio company of Advent International) in its $186 million initial public offering.
  • Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (an American Securities portfolio company) in its $170 million initial public offering.
  • Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. in its $14.6 billion merger with Discovery Communications, Inc.
  • the underwriters in the $110 million follow-on offering of limited liability company interests by Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC. 
  • Vantiv, Inc. (a joint venture of Advent International and Fifth Third Bank) in over $2.5 billion of secondary offerings of common stock (including simultaneous secondary and stock repurchase).

Mr. Powell is also a member of the Firm’s Not-for-Profit Practice and counsels clients on not-for-profit corporation law and general corporate governance. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he served as the Senior Notes Editor for the Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Furman University.