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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Rosa A. Testani

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Partner; Capital Markets


Rosa Testani advises private equity funds, portfolio companies and other corporations in complex corporate finance transactions. In particular, she regularly advises on high-yield debt offerings; tender offers; consent solicitations; and equity offerings, including IPOs. She also has extensive experience in advising distressed companies, creditors, and special situations investors on financing and securities matters in out-of-court and in-court restructurings.

Rosa regularly advises on securities law compliance, corporate governance and covenant compliance matters. She serves as a long-term legal advisor to C-suite executives and senior management. Over the course of her career, she has worked on a large number of sophisticated deals and has represented one of the largest private equity funds in the world.

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Member, Akin Gump’s firmwide Audit Committee and firmwide Retirement Committee; Member, New York office Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Member, advisory board for the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.


B.S., Fordham University, summa cum laude, 1985; J.D., Yale Law School, 1988

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s issuer-focused group is particularly well versed in advising energy companies and MLPs on debt offerings. Among its recent highlights, New York-based Rosa Testani advised Warrior Met Coal on its $350m offering of senior secured notes and its subsequent $125m tack-on offering. In Dallas, Seth Molay assisted Diamondback Energy with three debt transactions, which included a $750m offering of senior notes. The team has also recently undertaken work for CEVA Logistics, Gulfport Energy and Sanchez Energy. Other key contacts include securities co-lead John Goodgame, Vincent Kendrick and Christine LaFollette, all of whom are based in Houston. Further, in 2018, Robert Shearer joined in Houston from Baker & Hostetler LLP.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP leverages its robust energy practice to specialize in advising issuers from the energy and natural resources sectors on high-yield debt offerings. New York-based Rosa Testani, who brings to bear a strong record in private equity work, is a key contact and recently assisted key client Warrior Met Coal with two high-yield debt issuances totaling $475m. Testani also advised CEVA Logistics on a €300m high-yield notes offering.

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