December 14, 2021
During 2021, companies accessing the capital markets have had to navigate the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, change in US administration and increased emphasis by investors on ESG-related matters. Join partners of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice groups, as well as Chuck Park, a Managing Director in Goldman Sachs’ Equity Capital Markets Group, as they provide an overview of market activity in 2021 and how companies reacted to the market impact of these developments. This webcast will also discuss thoughts on 2022 capital raising and the key issues and opportunities that may impact companies looking to go to market next year.
Andrew Fabens is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice group, and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Fashion, Retail and Consumer Products and ESG practice groups. Mr. Fabens advises companies on long-term and strategic capital planning, disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws, corporate governance issues and stock exchange listing obligations. He is recognized by Chambers USA in the Capital Markets: Debt & Equity category. Mr. Fabens represents issuers and underwriters in public and private corporate finance transactions, both in the United States and internationally. In addition, he regularly advises companies and investment banks on corporate and securities law issues, including M&A financing, spinoff transactions and liability management programs.
Hillary Holmes is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice group, and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Energy, M&A and ESG practice groups. Ms. Holmes’ practice focuses on capital markets, securities regulation, and corporate governance. She is Band 1 ranked by Chambers USA in capital markets for the energy industry and recognized in nationwide Energy Transactions and M&A/Corporate. Ms. Holmes represents issuers and underwriters in all forms of capital raising transactions, including IPOs, registered offerings of debt or equity, private placements, joint ventures, structured investments, and sustainable financings. Ms. Holmes also frequently advises companies, boards of directors, special committees and financial advisors in M&A transactions, and conflicts of interest and other special situations.
Tom Kim is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice group. Mr. Kim focuses his practice on advising companies, underwriters and boards of directors on registered and exempt capital markets transactions, SEC regulatory and reporting issues, and corporate governance, as well as on general corporate and securities matters. Mr. Kim has been recognized by Chambers USA in the Securities Regulation: Advisory category since 2015. Mr. Kim served for six years as the Chief Counsel and Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC.
Stewart McDowell is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of the Capital Markets practice group and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Ms. McDowell’s practice involves the representation of business organizations as to capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, corporate governance and general corporate matters. She has significant experience representing both underwriters and issuers in a broad range of both debt and equity securities offerings. She also represents both buyers and sellers in connection with U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic investments.
Chuck Park is a member of the Equity Capital Markets Group of Goldman Sachs in New York. He focuses on origination, advisory and execution of equity and equity-linked offerings, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, block trades and convertible financings for Natural Resources corporate clients. Through his industry responsibilities, Mr. Park works closely with oil and gas, utility and power, and renewable energy companies throughout the United States. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1998 and has been dedicated to the financing and capital markets areas of the firm, first in the Fixed Income Capital Markets Group, then as a member of the Equity and Equity-linked Capital Markets Groups. Mr. Park was named managing director in 2006.
Mike Titera is a partner in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Capital Markets and M&A practice groups. His practice focuses on advising public companies regarding securities disclosure and compliance matters, financial reporting, and corporate governance. Mr. Titera often advises clients on accounting and auditing matters and the use of non-GAAP financial measures. He also has represented clients in investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.