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Daniel Bursky

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate, capital markets, finance, private acquisitions and private equity


Mr. Bursky is head of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice and a member of the Finance Practice, resident in the New York office. He joined the Firm in 1993 and became a partner in 2001.

Mr. Bursky has one of the strongest securities and financing practices in the market, with experience advising the full spectrum of participants across an array of industries. He represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of capital markets transactions, including equity offerings, convertible securities, high-yield debt and private placements. He advises investment banks, private equity firms and corporate borrowers with respect to acquisition financings, including bank, mezzanine and high-yield debt. He also regularly represents companies on their SEC disclosures and corporate governance matters.


Mr. Bursky joined Fried Frank in 1993 and became a partner in 2001.

He has also served as an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, teaching a course in private equity.


Mr. Bursky is a member of the International Bar Association and a board member of the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, a social service agency in the settlement house tradition.


Mr. Bursky received his JD from Columbia Law School in 1993, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his BA from Yale University in 1990.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s robust acquisition finance practice is well versed in representing private equity sponsors in bond offerings. The New York-based team also stands out for its expertise in financial services and energy-related matters, as well as cross-border transactions. Among its issuer-side highlights, Joshua Coleman assisted ONEOK with notes offerings totaling $1.2bn. On the underwriter front, capital markets head Daniel Bursky paired up with ‘excellent lawyer’ Andrew Barkan to advise Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs and HSBC Bank on Procter & Gamble’s €2.1bn three-tranche notes offering. The department also includes ‘outstanding up-and-coming partner’ Mark Hayek and newly promoted partner Lee Barnum. Onex and Permira are also among the group’s key clients.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The New York-based practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP strikes a balance between issuer and underwriter-side work, but is arguably best known for its track record in advising private equity sponsors. Corporate finance specialist Daniel Bursky heads the department and recently teamed up with Mark Hayek, who is ‘absolutely outstanding’, and Lee Barnum to advise Barclays, as underwriter, on Athene Holding’s $507m follow-on offering. Among its issuer-side highlights, Andrew Barkan (‘the complete package’) and Meredith Mackey acted for AEA-backed Evoqua Water Technologies, and certain selling shareholders, on Evoqua’s $500m IPO. Barkan and Barnum also advised At Home Group on four sizeable follow-on offerings, which included a $331m offering. Other representative clients include Cranemere, Onex and Permira.

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Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

A popular choice for private equity sponsors on IPOs and bond offerings, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP also acts for an impressive roster of corporations on capital markets issues, including Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Under Armour. In addition, the New York-based group stands as designated underwriters counsel to several seasoned issuers including Athene, EstĂ©e Lauder and Procter & Gamble. Names to note include capital markets head Daniel Bursky, who recently acted alongside Andrew Barkan to advise the underwriters on Procter & Gamble’s €2.1bn offering of notes in three tranches. Shipping is another group sweet spot and shipping head Joshua Wechsler, together with Mark Hayek, advised Navios Maritime Holdings and Navios Maritime Finance II (US) on their $305m notes issuance and $291m tender offer.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

‘A go-to firm for private equity sponsors’, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is praised for its premier acquisition finance practice, which specializes in advising clients such as AEA Investors, New Mountain and Onex on bond offerings. The New York-based group is also a popular choice for corporate issuers and underwriters looking for support on sophisticated high-yield debt transactions. Of recent note, the firm won its first instruction from T-Mobile, which turned to capital markets head Daniel Bursky and impressive younger partner Mark Hayek for advice on its high-profile $5bn high-yield debt offering. On the manager side, it advised the initial purchasers on a $350m high-yield notes offering by Warrior Met Coal — Bursky, Andrew Barkan, Meredith Mackey and Joshua Coleman co-led that work.

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Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is praised for its 'strong team of fund financing and LBO financing professionals'. Led by the highly regarded J Christian Nahr, the practice group provides clients with a strong mix of talent and experience, from seasoned experts such as F William Reindel ('one of the most experienced lenders' counsel in NYC'), Daniel Bursky, and Brian Murphy, to highly active up-and-comers including Adam Summers. Lender-side highlights included advising Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs on the €1.9bn refinancing of SIG Combibloc Group, which was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange by Onex Corporation in 2018. On the sponsor side, the team advised Onex Corporation on the $1.3bn financing for its acquisition of PowerSchool Group and PeopleAdmin; it also acted for Jacobs Engineering Group in a $2.3bn financing deal, which was linked to its acquisition of CH2M Hill Companies.

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