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Capital Markets

Facilitating funds for growth.

Husch Blackwell’s seasoned team helps issuers, underwriters, fund managers, trustees and investors make sense of the intricacies of the capital markets. We leverage our experience and knowledge across multiple industries to help clients assess all options, comply with financial regulations and advance their strategic objectives.

Our team advises public and private corporations on structuring, negotiating and documenting debt and equity instruments. We represent fund managers on issues such as fund structuring and deployment of investment capital. Our team also represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a variety of debt and equity financings and corporate transactions.

Our guidance to clients in the capital markets sector includes:

  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
  • Equity-based compensation plans
  • Going private transactions
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Primary and secondary securities offerings
  • Private placements of debt and equity
  • Stock exchange listings

Representative Experience

  • Served as public finance counsel for major Midwestern Catholic health system that needed to borrow more than $350 million to finance, refinance and reimburse the cost of health facilities across multiple states. Performed corporate due diligence, assisted in the preparation of an offering statement and negotiated key finance terms that ultimately facilitated a closing within three months.
  • Counseled Merchants Automotive Group, one of the nation’s largest commercial vehicle lessors and fleet managers, in a syndicated credit facility and sale of senior and subordinated notes. Closed deal with Bank of America, the agent and joint lead arranger for a 12-bank syndicate, and Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, which purchased private placement notes, in transactions worth more than $1 billion.
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