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Robert E. Buckholz

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

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Partner since 1987. Co-coordinator, Corporate & Finance Group, focusing on capital markets transactions. Has handled a wide range of public/private debt and equity financings for US/non-US issuers and their underwriters, including IPOs, privatizations, and investment grade, hybrid and high-yield financings. Also has extensive experience advising on governance and corporate law matters and is co-author of the “Public Company Deskbook,” published by PLI. Selected debt and equity offerings by American Water, Bank of Montreal, Canadian National Railway, Enbridge, Tyco International.


ABA; NYCBA (Chair, Securities Regulation Committee); NYSBA.


Columbia Law School (JD, 1979); Dartmouth College (AB, 1976).

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Leading lawyers

Robert Buckholz - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s New York-headquartered group acted on a steady flow of equity matters through 2016, and significantly its issuer-side practice set the pace for the department - historically it has been stronger on the manager side. Among the group’s recent highlights, deputy capital markets head Catherine Clarkin and Mitchell Eitel advised First Hawaiian Bank on its $557.7m IPO and spinoff from BNP Paribas, and John Evangelakos assisted Intercontinental exchange with its $1.3bn follow-on offering. In the Palo Alto office, John Savva and Sarah Payne advised SoftBank on the $10bn monetization of a portion of its Alibaba stake, including a $3.4bn private placement. On the underwriter side, Robert Downes acted for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Securities in Regency Centers’ $406.4m follow-on offering. The highly regarded Robert Buckholz coordinates the firm’s corporate and finance department.

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