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Gerald Nowak

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Gerald Nowak is a partner in the Firm’s Chicago office. He joined Kirkland in 1993 and became a partner in 1999. Gerald has a broad transactional practice focused on representing public companies and private equity funds. In 2014, he was selected to The International Who's Who of Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers. He has been identified as a “SuperLawyer” in Law & Politics Magazine’s annual review and has been identified as a top high yield debt practitioner in The Legal 500’s annual review of Corporate & Finance attorneys.

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1993, Articles Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law, Published two notes in separate U of M legal journals; Auburn University, M.B.A., 1990; Michigan State University, B.A., Economic Policy Analysis, 1986.


United States: Finance

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s issuer-focused practice leverages its strong private equity credentials to excel in advising sponsors on high-yield debt offerings, such as Joshua Korff’s advice to Blackstone as sponsor on Marble II Pte’s $500m notes offering. In addition, Chicago’s Dennis Myers advised Diamond (BC) and Bain Capital on a €450m notes offering. However, the group’s expertise goes far beyond private equity, with recent strong showings in the energy and technology sectors for clients including GenOn Energy, NRG Energy and Solera Holdings. The food and beverage industry also provided fertile ground for deals throughout 2017, with Korff and Michael Kim advising Burger King Worldwide on its $1.5bn notes issuance and Christian Nagler handling a $750m notes offering for Cott Corporation. The group also draws on the senior experience of Richard Aftanas and Chicago’s Gerald Nowak. Named lawyers are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

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