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Shearman & Sterling LLP

599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022-6069, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 848 4000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 848 7179
Web:
www.shearman.com

Jonathan DeSantis

Tel:
Work +1 212 848 5085
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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Position

Partner

Career

www.shearman.com/jddesantis/


United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

Shearman & Sterling LLP’s prominent underwriter-side expertise combines with its robust issuer-side practice to provide comprehensive coverage of debt capital markets matters, with strength in SEC-registered and private offerings, acquisition financings and liability management transactions. CVS Health turned to the firm for assistance with its $40bn bond offering to support its acquisition of Aetna, which notably represented the third-largest corporate bond sale on record — Stephen Giove led that work. In another issuer headline, Harald Halbhuber advised Baker Hughes on its $3.9bn bond offering. On the bank side, Americas group head Jonathan DeSantis advised the underwriters on Interpublic Group of Companies’ $2bn notes offering. Jason Lehner, who splits his time between New York and Toronto, Merritt Johnson and the ‘very knowledgeable’ Lona Nallengara are also recommended. All named lawyers are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

‘A global player in capital markets’, Shearman & Sterling LLP impresses with its ‘strong involvement in Latin America-related transactions’ and its ‘great relationships with underwriters’. Key contacts include Ilir Mujalovic, who had a busy year advising various underwriters on a string of debut offerings, such as Axonics Modulation Technologies’ $120m IPO and Inspire Medical Systems’ $124.2m IPO. Jason Lehner, who splits his time between Toronto and New York, advised the underwriters on ONEOK’s $1.2bn share offering. In a high-profile issuer mandate, Harald Halbhuber acted alongside the firm’s Sao Paulo office to assist PagSeguro Digital on its $2.6bn IPO on the NYSE. Jonathan DeSantis, who heads the capital markets practice for the Americas, and Merritt Johnson are also noted. Named attorneys are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

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