Jeff Perry is an associate in the Atlanta office of King & Spalding and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Jeff is a business-focused lawyer and represents both public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters. Jeff has particular experience representing issuers and private equity sponsors in connection with initial public offerings, secondary offerings, “shelf” offerings, mega-block trades, special dividends, share repurchases, Rule 144A offerings, and private placement and other exempt offerings as well as offerings of debt, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Representative transactions include:
- $125 million IPO of a high-growth franchisor and operator of fast casual restaurants on Nasdaq;
- $95 million IPO of a medical device company on the NYSE;
- $544 million mega-block trade for a REIT specializing in development, acquisition, leasing and property management of Class A office towers;
- Secondary offerings of $178 million, $176 million and $138 million for a high-growth franchisor and operator of fast casual restaurants;
- Secondary offerings of $41 million, $20 million and $17 million for a premium performance sport boats company;
- Payment of an $83 million special dividend to stockholders of a high-growth franchisor and operator of fast casual restaurants;
- Payment of an $80 million special dividend to stockholders of a premium performance sport boats company;
- Over $1 billion of private offerings of senior fixed rate, Dollar- and Euro-denominated notes for a leading everyday basic apparel company;
- A significant private placement of units in a financial services firm; and
- Assisting a number of notable private companies in evaluating initial public offerings and other strategic transactions.
Mr. Perry also has recent experience with complex IPOs, including those employing UP-C structures.
In addition to counseling public companies in connection with significant capital markets offerings, Mr. Perry represents several public company clients with a combined aggregate market capitalization of over $130 billion in connection with periodic reporting, proxy solicitation and corporate governance matters and routinely interacts with senior executives and boards of directors.
In addition, Mr. Perry retains expert knowledge of the SEC’s specialized disclosure provisions covering Conflict Minerals and the proposed rules regarding the disclosure of payments by resource extraction issuers. Mr. Perry is the past Managing Editor of the King & Spalding Energy Newsletter, a firm-generated client resource.
Super Lawyers recently named Mr. Perry as a “Rising Star” and he has been recognized as a “Top 100 Influence Leader” by a recent industry survey. His insights have been featured in publications including The Wall St. Journal, Bloomberg and Foreign Policy. He holds a B.S. degree in Natural Resources from Sewanee: The University of the South and earned his J.D. from Mercer University.
Selected Speaking Engagements
- Conflict Minerals Implementation: Critical Considerations from Practical Experience, Aerospace Industries Association Conflict Minerals Working Group.
- SEC’s Conflict Minerals Regulations: Expert Perspectives From Practical Experience (So Far), Bloomberg BNA.
- The Conflict Minerals Rule and the Wide Net It Casts: How to Comply, The SEC Institute: 28th Annual SEC Reporting and FASB Forum.
- Jeffrey H. Perry, Keith M. Townsend, Matthew D. Bozzelli, Conflict Minerals Q&A: Important Questions for Companies Preparing Conflict Minerals Filings, King & Spalding Energy Law Exchange.
- Jeffrey H. Perry, Keith Townsend, Matt Bozzelli, SEC Provides FAQs on Conflict Minerals Rules, King & Spalding Public Company Advisor.
- Jeffrey H. Perry, Deep Seabed Mining: The Next Wave – U.S. Deep Seabed Mining Regulatory Regime, King & Spalding Energy Newsletter.
- Jeffrey H. Perry, Deep Seabed Mining Emerges from the Depths, King & Spalding Energy Newsletter.