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Craig Garvey is a partner in King & Spalding’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice. Craig has expertise as a securities and corporate governance lawyer, incorporating years working as both trusted outside counsel and a lawyer for a Fortune 500 Company and member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Craig has worked collaboratively with C-Suites on matters related to earnings, treasury, public communications and disclosure matters, as well as counseling business leaders in investor relations, compensation and accounting functions, and more.

Craig also has substantial experience in transactional matters, leading and managing deal teams in the representation of private equity funds, corporate issuers and investment banks in a variety of corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, debt and equity securities offerings, transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), tender offers and acquisition financing, and M&A, along with a substantive focus on debtor representation in restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Additionally, Craig has counseled clients on an array of SEC filings.

Prior to joining King & Spalding LLP, Craig was a Corporate Partner at Kirkland & Ellis and an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

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Credentials

B.A., Lawrence University

J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Illinois

New York

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In the News · Source: Financial Times, Bloomberg Law, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, The Deal and peHub

March 16, 2020
Securities and corporate partner Craig Garvey joins the firm's Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in Chicago

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Matters

Recent matters include:

Represented privately-held biotechnology company in connection with pending investment and share repurchase/tender offer transaction involving over $500 million in contemplated transaction value;

Represented Toys "R" Us in its Chapter 11 cases relating to the restructuring of its prepetition indebtedness in excess of $5.2 billion and its entry into debtor in possession facilities totaling $3.125 billion;

Represented The Gymboree Corporation with its prearranged Chapter 11 cases that restructured over $1.1 billion of indebtedness;

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Recent matters include:

Represented privately-held biotechnology company in connection with pending investment and share repurchase/tender offer transaction involving over $500 million in contemplated transaction value;

Represented Toys "R" Us in its Chapter 11 cases relating to the restructuring of its prepetition indebtedness in excess of $5.2 billion and its entry into debtor in possession facilities totaling $3.125 billion;

Represented The Gymboree Corporation with its prearranged Chapter 11 cases that restructured over $1.1 billion of indebtedness;

Represented GTCR in its $2.4 billion "take public" sale of Cision to a SPAC, and assisted with Cision's subsequent listing on the NYSE and subsequent registered offerings and SEC reporting matters.

Represented FTV Capital in its “take public” sale of CardConnect, a fintech company, to a SPAC, and assisted with CardConnect’s subsequent listing on NASDAQ;

Represented Navistar International with its $1.1 billion 144A senior notes offering in connection with its global balance sheet restructuring;

Represented Six Flags Entertainment in connection with its US$300 million, US$800 million and $1.2 billion 144A/Reg S senior notes offerings;

Represented The Boeing Corporation in connection with several multi-billion dollar registered notes offerings;

Represented Solera with its US$1.73 billion bond financing and related debt tender offers in connection with its sale to Vista Equity Partners;

Represented TerraForm Global in connection with its $675 million initial public offering;

Represented Bain Capital and Georgia-Pacific in connection with multiple secondary offerings of Veritiv Corporation’s common stock;

Represented the Macquarie Group in connection with the US$1.05 billion senior notes offering of Cleco Power, the proceeds of which were used to fund its US$4.7 billion acquisition of Cleco Power;

Represented J.P. Morgan in connection with the US$1.2 billion 144A/Reg S secondary offering of common shares of E.CL S.A., a subsidiary of GDF Suez and a Chilean corporation, in what was the largest ever equity offering in Chile;

epresented Keefe Bruyette & Woods in connection with the US$67 million offering of common stock of QCR Holdings;

Represented Keefe Bruyette & Woods in connection with the US$70 million offering of common stock of Chemical Financial; and

Represented Keefe Bruyette & Woods in connection with the US$59 million offering of common stock of Old Second Bancorp.

News

In the News · Source: Financial Times, Bloomberg Law, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, The Deal and peHub

March 16, 2020
Securities and corporate partner Craig Garvey joins the firm's Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in Chicago

View all

Matters

Recent matters include:

Represented privately-held biotechnology company in connection with pending investment and share repurchase/tender offer transaction involving over $500 million in contemplated transaction value;

Represented Toys "R" Us in its Chapter 11 cases relating to the restructuring of its prepetition indebtedness in excess of $5.2 billion and its entry into debtor in possession facilities totaling $3.125 billion;

Represented The Gymboree Corporation with its prearranged Chapter 11 cases that restructured over $1.1 billion of indebtedness;

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Matters

Recent matters include:

Represented privately-held biotechnology company in connection with pending investment and share repurchase/tender offer transaction involving over $500 million in contemplated transaction value;

Represented Toys "R" Us in its Chapter 11 cases relating to the restructuring of its prepetition indebtedness in excess of $5.2 billion and its entry into debtor in possession facilities totaling $3.125 billion;

Represented The Gymboree Corporation with its prearranged Chapter 11 cases that restructured over $1.1 billion of indebtedness;

Represented GTCR in its $2.4 billion "take public" sale of Cision to a SPAC, and assisted with Cision's subsequent listing on the NYSE and subsequent registered offerings and SEC reporting matters.

Represented FTV Capital in its “take public” sale of CardConnect, a fintech company, to a SPAC, and assisted with CardConnect’s subsequent listing on NASDAQ;

Represented Navistar International with its $1.1 billion 144A senior notes offering in connection with its global balance sheet restructuring;

Represented Six Flags Entertainment in connection with its US$300 million, US$800 million and $1.2 billion 144A/Reg S senior notes offerings;

Represented The Boeing Corporation in connection with several multi-billion dollar registered notes offerings;

Represented Solera with its US$1.73 billion bond financing and related debt tender offers in connection with its sale to Vista Equity Partners;

Represented TerraForm Global in connection with its $675 million initial public offering;

Represented Bain Capital and Georgia-Pacific in connection with multiple secondary offerings of Veritiv Corporation’s common stock;

Represented the Macquarie Group in connection with the US$1.05 billion senior notes offering of Cleco Power, the proceeds of which were used to fund its US$4.7 billion acquisition of Cleco Power;

Represented J.P. Morgan in connection with the US$1.2 billion 144A/Reg S secondary offering of common shares of E.CL S.A., a subsidiary of GDF Suez and a Chilean corporation, in what was the largest ever equity offering in Chile;

epresented Keefe Bruyette & Woods in connection with the US$67 million offering of common stock of QCR Holdings;

Represented Keefe Bruyette & Woods in connection with the US$70 million offering of common stock of Chemical Financial; and

Represented Keefe Bruyette & Woods in connection with the US$59 million offering of common stock of Old Second Bancorp.

News

In the News · Source: Financial Times, Bloomberg Law, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, The Deal and peHub

March 16, 2020
Securities and corporate partner Craig Garvey joins the firm's Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in Chicago

View all

Credentials

B.A., Lawrence University

J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Illinois

New York