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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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London, New York, Washington DC

Joshua Zelig

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


Josh’s practice is principally focused on representing leading commercial and investment banks in capital market transactions, including debt and equity offerings, bank financings, and leveraged buyouts. He represented the financing sources in numerous acquisition-related financings, including the acquisitions of Team Health and Gates Global by Blackstone, an investment in JDA Software by Blackstone, the acquisition of EMC by Dell, the acquisition of Vertafore by Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners, and the acquisition of BMC Software by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital. Josh has represented the initial purchasers in several recent high yield debt offerings for Conduent, Tesoro Logistics, PBF Energy, HCA, HD Supply and First Data. Josh has also represented the underwriters in the initial public offerings for HCA, Townsquare Media, PBF Logistics, and PBF Energy. Josh advises on the high-yield bond and bank sides of acquisition financings and refinancings as well as IPOs and other equity financing and has practiced in a variety of industries including healthcare, media, energy, and technology.


University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2003, cum laude
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2006, cum laude, Notes & Comments Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law

United States: Finance

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Next Generation Partners

Joshua Zelig - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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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