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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
2300 N STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON DC 20037-1122
United States

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United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP acts for energy companies and multinational financial institutions in financing and capital markets transactions ranging from IPOs and secondary common stock offerings to convertible and unsecured debt offerings. Key contacts in the New York capital markets group include David Baxter and Todd Eckland, the latter of whom advised a group of underwriters led by Goldman Sachs on the offering and sale of $1.6bn of common stock and $863m of depository shares by Great Plains Energy Incorporated in an SEC-registered underwritten offering to fund a portion of its pending acquisition of Westar Energy. Washington DC-based Robert Robbins and Silicon Valley-based Stan Pierson are also names to note.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP‘s M&A team advises high-profile public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment banks; it also has significant experience acting for boards of directors and independent board committees in changes of control and going-private transactions, shareholder disputes and internal corporate investigations. The team is particularly recognized for its strength in technology, energy, financial services, communications and healthcare transactions; active clients are AT&T, Holtec International, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy and Synnex. Justin Hovey in San Francisco and New York’s Jonathan Russo are the co-M&A leaders, and Chris Patay leads the corporate group in Los Angeles. Alongside the firm’s Tokyo office, Russo advised Japanese med-tech company Hoya, as a consortium member, on Bain Capital’s acquisition of Toshiba’s flash memory chip business; Silicon Valley-based Allison Leopold Tilley and Christina Pearson acted for Synnex, an IT supply chain services company, in its cash-and-stock deal to acquire Convergys, which sells customer management and information management products; and James Masetti, who heads up the Northern California emerging growth and venture capital team, led advice to Sigma Designs, which builds system-on-a-chip semiconductor technologies, on the sale of its Z-Wave Business to Silicon Laboratories. Elsewhere, Washington DC-based global corporate practice section leader Robert Robbins and Northern Virginia’s Steven Kaplan advised Grammer, a global supplier of auto parts, on its acquisition of Toledo Molding & Die, which produces innovative thermoplastic components. Also highly rated are Don Kilpatrick in New York, San Francisco’s Nathaniel Cartmell, Jeffrey Grill in Washington DC, Silicon Valley’s Jorge del Calvo and San Diego North County-based Mike Hird. Growth in the New York office saw the recruitment of Stephen Amdur as private equity head and Michael Flynn, whose practice focuses on corporate law, venture capital, private equity and M&A, from Latham & Watkins LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, respectively.