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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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London, New York, Washington DC

William Miller

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


William Miller represents leading investment banking firms, commercial banks and public and private corporations with a focus on leveraged finance transactions involving high-yield debt securities, syndicated institutional loans and asset based loans, and equity securities. Mr. Miller works on both the bank and high-yield bond sides of acquisition financings, as well as initial public and follow-on equity offerings.


College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1993
Yale University, M.A., 1996
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1999, Managing Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Although the firm is perhaps more widely recognized for its market-leading high-yield debt capability, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s equity practice has consistently ranked in or around the top ten most active groups nationally for manager-side offerings by deal count over recent years. Of late, William Hartnett advised the underwriters on PlayAGS’ $164m IPO, and also advised the underwriters on two secondary offerings of PlayAGS’ common stock totaling $285.5m Other key clients include Morgan Stanley, which Jonathan Schaffzin advised on a $543.5m secondary offering of Norwegian Cruise Line shares, and Citigroup Global Markets, which Hartnett, Schaffzin and William Miller advised on Keane Investor Holdings’ $279.5m secondary offering of shares in Keane Group.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

‘In a league of its own’, high-yield debt heavyweight Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is widely acclaimed as ‘the indisputable leader in underwriter-side representations’. The New York-based group, which is admired by peers for its ‘excellent relationships with all the major banks’, ranked top in 2018 for manager-side mandates in the high-yield debt space by both deal value and deal count. Among its highlights, William Hartnett advised the initial purchasers on a string of offerings by Valeant Pharmaceuticals totaling $4.7bn, while Jonathan Schaffzin paired up with William Miller to act for the underwriters on three offerings by Equinix worth a combined €2.7bn. The firm is also widely recognized for its ‘dominant position in the LBO market’. In a recent headline on that front, the firm advised the initial purchasers and lead arrangers on over $13bn in financings to back Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a 55% stake in Refinitiv, which was one of the largest non-investment grade leveraged buyouts completed since the financial crisis — James Clark, Daniel Zubkoff and Corey Wright led that transaction. Other highly regarded senior specialists are Douglas Horowitz and John Tripodoro. The group also includes up-and-coming names Marc Lashbrook and Joshua Zelig and rising star Meghan McDermott.

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