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Alexander Lynch

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Partner in Weil’s Capital Markets Practice. Focuses on the representation of companies, particularly technology, healthcare, financial services and other growth companies, as well as leading investment banks and private equity firms. Has extensive experience in equity capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, acquisition-related financings, strategic investments and private placements. Recently has focused on IPOs for private equity-backed portfolio companies. Also advises boards of public and private companies on general corporate matters and Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate governance issues.


Tulane University (BS, cum laude, Aaron Hartman Award, 1983); Columbia University (JD, 1987).

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

The ‘extremely responsive’ group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP impresses with its ‘strong ability to navigate complicated, lengthy negotiations’. The team handles a broad mix of issuer and underwriter-side mandates, with a prominent reputation for advising private equity clients. Among the names to note, Frank Adams is highlighted for his ‘strong advocacy skills and great experience’ and acted for Johnson & Johnson on a $4.5bn multi-tranche offering of senior unsecured notes. Other work includes Faiza Rahman advising the underwriters on Tyson Foods’ offering of $500m fixed-rate senior notes and $400m floating-rate senior notes. Alexander Lynch heads a New York-based practice that also includes key partner Corey Chivers. Other clients include Avolon Holdings, General Electric and Estée Lauder.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The ‘experienced, timely and commercial’ team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP plugs into the firm’s prominent private equity practice to specialize in advising portfolio companies on their IPOs and follow-on offerings. Alexander Lynch - ‘a key player in this space’ - heads the New York-based department and was involved in several offerings by special purpose acquisition companies during 2017, including advising Fortress Investment Group, as co-sponsor, on Mosaic Acquisition’s $345m IPO and advising Federal Street Acquisition on its $460m IPO. The firm also routinely handles work for underwriters and Lynch acted for Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan as underwriters on the $250m Camping World IPO. Senior name Corey Chivers and ‘rising star’ Faiza Rahman are also noted.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s ‘strategic and creative’ high-yield practice receives a steady stream of work from issuers, particularly private equity clients and their portfolio companies, and underwriters. Among its key issuer mandates, Corey Chivers - ‘a very capable counsel’ - advised AMC Entertainment Holdings on its $475m and £250m offerings of senior subordinated notes to help finance its acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group Holding. Senior specialist Frank Adams assisted Basic Energy Services with an exchange offer and rights offering worth $900m. On the bank side, Faiza Rahman advised Barclays as initial purchaser on Cypress Semiconductor’s $150m offering of convertible senior notes. Alexander Lynch’s New York-based group also includes Heather Emmel. Other clients include AK Steel, Advent International and Providence Equity Partners.

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