Capital Markets

Capital Markets

Fried Frank is one of the world's leading securities law firms. Our attorneys are involved in all aspects of the capital structure and regularly advise clients on their most sophisticated transactions. 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 Finance 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
  • Leveraged buyout financings
  • Investment-grade issuances
  • Block trades
  • Rule 144A financings
  • Convertible debt issuances
  • Exchange Offers & Tender offers
  • Spin-Offs & Carve-Outs
  • Mezzanine financings
  • Commitment papers
  • Bridge loans
  • Second lien financings
  • Forward equity sales
  • Corporate Governance
  • 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.

As part of our broad Capital Markets Practice, we have strong experience representing REITs, as well as underwriters, in REIT-related transactions.

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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