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Andrew Barkan

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate, capital markets, finance, pro bono


Mr. Barkan is a partner and concentrates his practice on corporate finance and capital markets transactions, including the representation of issuers and underwriters in US and international public offerings and private placements such as initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary equity offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, acquisition financings, and related capital market and private equity transactions. Mr. Barkan advises clients on a variety of securities law and corporate governance matters.


Mr. Barkan joined Fried Frank in 2000 and became a partner in 2008.


Mr. Barkan received his JD from New York University School of Law in 2000 and his BS, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Next Generation Partners

Andrew Barkan - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Within: Capital markets: debt

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s robust acquisition finance practice is well versed in representing private equity sponsors in bond offerings. The New York-based team also stands out for its expertise in financial services and energy-related matters, as well as cross-border transactions. Among its issuer-side highlights, Joshua Coleman assisted ONEOK with notes offerings totaling $1.2bn. On the underwriter front, capital markets head Daniel Bursky paired up with ‘excellent lawyer’ Andrew Barkan to advise Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs and HSBC Bank on Procter & Gamble’s €2.1bn three-tranche notes offering. The department also includes ‘outstanding up-and-coming partner’ Mark Hayek and newly promoted partner Lee Barnum. Onex and Permira are also among the group’s key clients.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Next Generation Partners

Andrew Barkan - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The New York-based practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP strikes a balance between issuer and underwriter-side work, but is arguably best known for its track record in advising private equity sponsors. Corporate finance specialist Daniel Bursky heads the department and recently teamed up with Mark Hayek, who is ‘absolutely outstanding’, and Lee Barnum to advise Barclays, as underwriter, on Athene Holding’s $507m follow-on offering. Among its issuer-side highlights, Andrew Barkan (‘the complete package’) and Meredith Mackey acted for AEA-backed Evoqua Water Technologies, and certain selling shareholders, on Evoqua’s $500m IPO. Barkan and Barnum also advised At Home Group on four sizeable follow-on offerings, which included a $331m offering. Other representative clients include Cranemere, Onex and Permira.

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Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

A popular choice for private equity sponsors on IPOs and bond offerings, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP also acts for an impressive roster of corporations on capital markets issues, including Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Under Armour. In addition, the New York-based group stands as designated underwriters counsel to several seasoned issuers including Athene, EstĂ©e Lauder and Procter & Gamble. Names to note include capital markets head Daniel Bursky, who recently acted alongside Andrew Barkan to advise the underwriters on Procter & Gamble’s €2.1bn offering of notes in three tranches. Shipping is another group sweet spot and shipping head Joshua Wechsler, together with Mark Hayek, advised Navios Maritime Holdings and Navios Maritime Finance II (US) on their $305m notes issuance and $291m tender offer.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

‘A go-to firm for private equity sponsors’, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is praised for its premier acquisition finance practice, which specializes in advising clients such as AEA Investors, New Mountain and Onex on bond offerings. The New York-based group is also a popular choice for corporate issuers and underwriters looking for support on sophisticated high-yield debt transactions. Of recent note, the firm won its first instruction from T-Mobile, which turned to capital markets head Daniel Bursky and impressive younger partner Mark Hayek for advice on its high-profile $5bn high-yield debt offering. On the manager side, it advised the initial purchasers on a $350m high-yield notes offering by Warrior Met Coal — Bursky, Andrew Barkan, Meredith Mackey and Joshua Coleman co-led that work.

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