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Latham & Watkins LLP

555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000, WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304, USA
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Jason M. Licht

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Work +1.202.637.2258
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Web:
www.lw.com
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Jason Licht is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, global Co-chair of the Private Equity Finance Group and local Co-chair of the Corporate Department, with significant experience in capital markets transactions, general corporate and securities matters and public company representation. Mr. Licht is also a member of the firm's Associates Committee.

Mr. Licht regularly represents private equity sponsors, investment banks, and public and private companies in capital markets transactions, including in connection with initial public offerings and financings for leveraged buyout and acquisition transactions.

Position

Corporate Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/jason-licht


United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘extremely broad sector coverage’ and ‘very deep bench’ translates into a comprehensive national debt practice, which packs a punch in both issuer and underwriter mandates. The global corporate group is chaired by Marc Jaffe, who is widely revered as ‘the go-to specialist for capital markets’. New York-based Jaffe acted alongside Erika Weinberg, also based in New York, to advise JP Morgan, as lead underwriter, on Teleflex’s $500m senior notes offering. On the issuer side, New York’s Senet Bischoff assisted Mattel with its $1bn issuance of senior notes and its subsequent $500m tack-on offering. In Washington DC, Patrick Shannon and Leakhena Mom advised Novolex, a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group, on its $500m private placement of notes to support its acquisition of Waddington Group. New York partners Michael Benjamin and Stelios Saffos, and Washington DC-based Jason Licht are also noted for debt matters. Counsel Jason Ewart joined in New York from Paul Hastings LLP.

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Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

Among the best worldwide for capital markets’, Latham & Watkins LLP is also credited as ‘one of the top three firms in the technology space’ and as ‘a leader in equity transactions’. Indeed, peers comment that they ‘see this group everywhere’, due in no small part to its sizeable global network, which includes platforms across 14 countries. The group’s premier high-yield debt practice and ‘great balance between issuer and manager representations’ are other notable characteristics. An impressive equity performance during 2018 saw the firm earn top roles on a run of major IPOs. Most notably, Sweden-headquartered Spotify Technology turned to the team for its groundbreaking direct listing on the NYSE; the deal, which valued the company at $26.5bn, was led by widely revered global corporate chair Marc Jaffe (‘an institution’; ‘truly tremendous’) alongside Gregory Rodgers and Benjamin Cohen, all of whom are based in New York. In another technology highlight, Jaffe and New York-based global capital markets co-chair Ian Schuman (‘great in both debt and equity capital markets’), with support from the London office, advised UK-based Farfetch on its $1bn IPO. Jaffe and Schuman paired up again to advise the underwriters on Canada Goose’s $624.2m secondary offering. On the debt front, Washington DC-based partners Jason Licht and Shagufa Hossain assisted Shandong Ruyi Technology Group with its $1bn notes offering. The group also includes ’extremely strong’ global capital markets co-chair Witold Balaban, who is based between New York and London.

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