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Jamie Knox

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Work Department

Corporate and Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Jamie Knox's finance practice assists borrowers and lenders in the structuring of acquisition financings and refinancings of existing indebtedness, and encompasses the full range of corporate finance alternatives for both investment-grade and below-investment-grade borrowers, including syndicated credit facilities, high yield and investment grade bond offerings, asset-based financings, mezzanine financings, debtor-in-possession financings and debt private placements.

Jamie, in his corporate practice, has represented NYSE-listed public companies on an ongoing basis, providing advice concerning acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, disclosure and securities regulations.

Jamie's clients have included many of the largest investment banks, public and private companies, private equity funds and hedge funds. He has worked with companies in many industries, among them consumer products, REITs, health care and life sciences, technology and industrial chemicals.

Education

JD, Harvard Law School; AB, Harvard College


United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

DLA Piper LLP (US) has an active issuer-side practice, which routinely advises clients across a broad range of industry sectors, including technology, mining and natural resources, retail and life sciences. New York’s Jamie Knox heads the debt capital markets practice and supported Everi Holdings on its $375m offering of senior unsecured notes. He and Washington DC-based Stasia Kelly advised US Steel on a $750m senior notes offering. Christopher Paci, also based in New York, chairs the wider capital markets practice.

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Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

DLA Piper LLP (US) comes highly recommended for its ‘thoughtful, honest, straightforward and detailed legal advice’. The firm’s West Coast lender side practice, which is particularly strong on venture capital loans, ‘tackles challenges, is hungry for work, but manages to maintain a familiar touch and personable appeal’. The venture lending practice is led by the ‘brilliant and very quick’ San Diego-based partner Matt Schwartz, while in Silicon Valley Mike Standlee is praised for his ‘speed, industry, bankruptcy expertise, and understanding of bank legal policies’. A significant highlight was representing Silicon Valley Bank in a co-lending arrangement with Oxford Finance linked to a $100m loan to Puma Biotechnology. Other key lender clients include Comerica and JP Morgan. The firm’s New York team, which includes Jamie Knox, is more active on the mid-level borrower side, and was boosted by the arrival of William Candelaria from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, who is known his Latin America expertise.

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