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John Geddes

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John Geddes handles a wide range of financing, merger and acquisition and other corporate matters. He represents issuers, underwriters and investors in connection with public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings, high-yield and investment grade debt offerings, convertible and other equity linked offerings and venture capital financings. Mr. Geddes also advises companies both large and small on merger and acquisition matters, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, tender offers and exchange offers, as well as corporate reorganizations. Mr. Geddes also regularly represents issuers and investment banking clients in connection with liability management transactions, including debt tender and exchange offers and consent solicitations. In addition to his transactional work, he counsels clients on disclosure issues, compliance with federal securities laws, fiduciary duty analysis, corporate governance, state corporate law issues, director and officer liability issues and defensive planning.


Mr. Geddes joined Baker Botts in 1991 and became a partner in 1999.




State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association


J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1991; B.A., economics and government, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi


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United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

Baker Botts L.L.P. continues to specialize in energy transactions, but also handles deals involving companies from the food and beverage, media, and telecoms industries for issuers, where it particularly excels, and underwriters. From Houston, Kelly Rose and the ‘very knowledgeable and experiencedDavid Kirkland jointly head a firm-wide corporate department that is considered ‘among the best in Texas’. Rose and Jason Rocha recently advised Halliburton on its $7.5bn offering of senior notes, while Kirkland and Andrew Ericksen acted for Schlumberger Holdings in a $6bn offering of senior notes. On the underwriter side, John Geddes advised Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank Securities, JP Morgan, TD Securities, HSBC, US Bancorp and Wells Fargo Securities on Sysco’s $2.5bn offering of senior notes.

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