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Alexander Zeltser

Ropes & Gray LLP


Alex Zeltser focuses his practice on leveraged finance, including acquisition and cross-border financings, and other private equity transactions. Alex has extensive experience representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies, investment banks, public companies and debt investors in a wide-range of financing transactions, including cash-flow and asset-based credit facilities, second lien and mezzanine financings, bridge financings and high yield debt offerings as well as restructurings and workouts. He has also represented both issuers and arrangers in connection with debt and equity securities offerings, with particular emphasis on high-yield debt offerings. In addition, he has counseled public companies and foreign private issuers with respect to general corporate law and securities law considerations.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

A great issuer-side firm’, Ropes & Gray LLP is distinguished by its specialist private equity expertise, with sources valuing its ability to leverage ‘strong understanding of private investments and requirements on capital markets transactions’. The team comprises ‘non-confrontational and tireless lawyers’, and also attracts praise for its ‘in-depth knowledge of products and markets’ as well as its commitment to providing ‘seamlessly coordinated solutions across the firm’. In New York, ‘amazing attorney’ Stefanie Birkmann has ‘a great ability to adapt to clients’ and other attorneys’ styles’; she advised Samsonite International on its first-ever European high-yield offering, involving a €350m senior notes issuance. New York-based leveraged finance expert Alexander Zeltser is also singled out for providing ‘keen insights which are critical to getting the best result’; he assisted Coca-Cola Beverages Florida with its $375m private offering of notes. Other senior contacts in the ‘extremely knowledgeable and available’ group include Boston-based global finance co-head Byung Choi and New York-based Jay Kim.

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