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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Meredith Mackey

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate, capital markets, finance


Ms. Mackey is a corporate partner in Fried Frank's New York office. She regularly advises underwriters and issuers in corporate finance transactions, with a particular focus on leveraged loans and high-yield debt, as well as public and private equity and debt securities offerings. Ms. Mackey also has substantial experience with syndicated loans as counsel to agents and lenders. She has worked on offerings in a variety of industries, including natural resources, basic industrials, healthcare and retail. Additionally, Ms. Mackey advises investment banking clients on securities law-related matters and corporate clients on general corporate matters.


Ms. Mackey joined the Firm in 2017 as a partner. Prior to joining Fried Frank, Ms. Mackey served as Vice President at Goldman Sachs’ Loan Negotiations Group.


Ms. Mackey received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2002 and her BA from Boston College in 1999.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

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: 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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