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Alexander Lynch

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Head of Weil’s Capital Markets practice. Represents companies, particularly private equity-backed portfolio companies in a wide range of industries including technology, healthcare, financial services, retail, hospitality and manufacturing, as well as leading investment banks and private equity firms. Extensive experience in equity capital markets transactions, including IPOs, follow-on offerings, block trades, acquisition-related financings, strategic investments and private placements. Also advises boards of public and private companies on general corporate and public company reporting matters and Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate governance issues.


Tulane University (BS); Columbia University School of Law (JD).

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

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Alexander Lynch - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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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