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Capital Markets

Fried Frank is one of the world's leading securities law firms. We represent issuers, underwriters, financial sponsors, selling stockholders, initial purchasers and dealer-managers in private and US Securities and Exchange Commission-registered debt and equity securities offerings, and related acquisition finance and private equity transactions. 

Together with our Financings Practice, our attorneys have broad experience in advising companies, hedge funds, private equity sponsors and investment banks on the full range of international financing and securities matters. These include:
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • High-yield debt offerings
  • Secondary equity offerings
  • Block trades
  • Rule 144A financings
  • Acquisition financings
  • Convertible debt issuances
  • Tender offers
  • Commitment papers
  • Bridge loans
  • Second lien financings
  • Forward equity sales
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Leveraged buyout financings
  • Investment-grade issuances
  • Capital increases
  • Rights issues
We approach leveraged transactions from the perspective of both the financing provider and the transaction sponsor and deploy properly configured global teams to advise on structuring, negotiating, and documenting their transactions.

Our capital markets lawyers work on some of the largest and most complex transactions, providing extensive securities law advice across capital markets on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges.

We also have expertise in all aspects of the derivatives markets, including transactional, regulatory and litigation advice on product development, structuring funds and other investment vehicles, and compliance and enforcement matters.

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