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Corey Chivers

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Partner in Weil’s Capital Markets Practice. Represents corporations, investment banks, national governments and multinational financial institutions in a wide range of public and private securities offerings, including initial public offerings, major high-yield transactions and investment grade debt offerings. Also has significant cross-border experience and has worked on transactions in 24 countries worldwide, including throughout Europe and Latin America.


Member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.


Brigham Young University (BA, Edwin S. Hinckley Scholar, 1988); Columbia University (JD, 1991 – Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1989, 1990, 1991).

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Leading lawyers

Corey Chivers - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: Capital markets: debt

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s ‘strong experience’ and ‘responsive service’ has been noted by clients, which also highlight the firm's ‘great value for money’. Historically stronger on behalf of issuers, where it leverages its stellar private equity client base to advise funds and portfolio companies on debt deals, the group has become increasingly prominent on the bank side. Among recent examples of the latter, up-and-coming partner Faiza Rahman, who ‘does a tremendous job of balancing legal and business issues’, advised the representatives of the initial purchasers on an $8bn unregistered bond offering by an affiliate of Keurig Green Mountain to finance the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. On the issuer front, Corey Chivers handled several headline mandates, including advising Elanco Animal Health on its $2bn senior notes offering and advising Mastercard on its $1bn multi-tranche notes offering. The New York group also includes ‘valuable asset’ Frank Adams, who advised Campbell Soup on its $5.3bn notes offering to finance its $6.1bn acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance. The firm also fields an impressive second line of associates, which includes Janeane Ferrari, ‘a rising star who gives 110% to serve her client’s needs’.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The ‘extremely committedWeil, Gotshal & Manges LLP sets itself apart through its ‘incredibly deep bench of attorneys, who demonstrate exceptional knowledge of the law and capital markets’. Although it can turn its hand to any side of a deal, the mainly issuer-focused group stands out for its formidable private equity expertise. Alexander Lynch heads the group and brings to bear an enviable record in advising private equity clients, and their portfolio companies, on equity deals; he recently advised Advent International on its $1.2bn share offering. He also advised funds owned by the Goldman Sachs Group on a $1.1bn secondary sale of their remaining shares in TransUnion. In a flagship IPO, Corey Chivers advised Elanco Animal Health, the animal health division of Eli Lilly, on its $1.7bn IPO. The New York-based team also includes Faiza Rahman, who is ‘accessible 100% of the time and provides invaluable advice’, and Michael Hickey, who recently joined from Goldman Sachs.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Clients of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP highlight the firm’s ‘deep bench’ and ‘exceptional knowledge of the capital markets’ among its key attributes. The New York-based group has an impressive record in advising issuers, particularly private equity clients, in high-profile offerings, and also utilizes the firm’s wider global network to offer strong capability in cross-border transactions. Corey Chivers enjoys an increasingly prominent reputation for high-yield debt offerings and recently advised Avolon Holdings (Ireland) on its $1bn offering of senior unsecured notes; he also assisted AMC Entertainment Holdings with its $600m issuance of senior unsecured convertible notes to Silver Lake to finance AMC’s repurchase of a portion of its stock held by Dalian Wanda Group (China). Alexander Lynch heads the department.

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