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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Pippa Bond is a capital markets partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has extensive experience in corporate finance and securities, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and restructurings. Pippa acts as counsel to issuers, sponsors and underwriters in registered public offerings, block trades and private placements of debt and equity securities, as well as tender offers and consent solicitations. Pippa also counsels institutional and corporate clients with respect to general compliance and governance. Her work spans a broad range of industries, with a specialized focus on retail and consumer companies, industrials, transportation, real estate and financial services.


New York University School of Law, J.D., 1998; Vassar College, B.A., 1995.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a clear market leader in high-yield debt for issuers. The firm routinely advises private equity and corporate clients on high-yield debt offerings used to finance M&A and buyouts. It advises a range of issuer clients including Ares Capital, The Boeing Capital, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Starwood Capital. The firm is also known for its work in the refinancing and restructuring field, and recently represented Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a series of headline capital markets offerings, including its $575m offering of 5.875% senior notes due 2026 and $525m offering of 6.125% senior notes due 2028. New York’s Sophia Hudson and Joshua Korff, and Los Angeles partners Philippa Bond and Monica Shilling are major players in the market; Shilling’s major client is Ares Capital. Houston partner Matthew Pacey is another key name.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s thriving capital markets practice is fuelled to a large extent by its leading private equity client base and their portfolio companies. It has also achieved further prominence in SPAC-related equity offerings and transactions linked to capital constraints resulting from the Covid-19 crisis; this included a mix of debt and equity issuances by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Chicago partner Robert Hayward frequently advises private equity portfolio companies on their IPOs and equity offerings. New York’s Joshua Korff is perhaps best known for high-yield debt, but is also active in equity offerings and SPAC transactions. New York partner Sophia Hudson and Los Angeles partner Philippa Bond are also key names.