King & Spalding LLP has been among the most active and highly regarded national law firms for many years in the area of corporate finance. Our Corporate Finance team consists of more than 40 lawyers in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. We represent both issuers and underwriters, including all of the major investment banks, in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.
We have extensive experience in a full range of corporate finance transactions, including:
- initial and secondary public offerings,
- Rule 144A offerings,
- shelf registrations and takedowns,
- medium-term note programs,
- high-yield debt offerings,
- equity linked securities (including trust preferred securities, tracking stock, equity security units and convertible debt),
- American Depositary Share offerings,
- Eurodollar offerings,
- tracking stock and spin-off transactions,
- tender offers,
- registered exchange offers, and
- consent solicitations.
Our lawyers have participated in a large number of sophisticated transactions, and we possess the legal, regulatory and industry experience to handle any type of transaction. During the past five years, we have as served as counsel in over 200 public and Rule 144A offerings having an aggregate market value of approximately $65 billion.
We also advise public companies on corporate governance, SEC reporting and compliance issues, as well as important new or emerging issues, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Our clients range from entrepreneurs to large public corporations and are situated in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, real estate, energy, technology, financial services, manufacturing, retail and consumer products.
Our Corporate Finance practice also builds upon other areas of expertise at King & Spalding LLP, including the corporate experience of more than 100 lawyers in our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Groups. Together, we provide the full range of corporate services necessary for complex financial and legal markets both domestically and internationally.