Webcast: 2023 Capital Markets Year in Review and 2024 Outlook

December 13, 2023

With ongoing volatility due to the conflict in the Middle East, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and other global developments and trends, companies have been navigating a complex 2023 capital raising market. Join partners of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice groups, as they provide an overview of market activity in 2023 and how companies have reacted to the market impact of these developments. This webcast also discusses thoughts on 2024 capital raising and the key issues and opportunities that may impact companies considering capital raise transactions in the next year.


Andrew L. Fabens is a partner and serves as co-partner in charge of the New York office, co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets Practice Group and is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. 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 represents issuers and underwriters in public and private corporate finance transactions, both in the United States and internationally. His experience encompasses initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, investment grade, high-yield and convertible debt offerings and offerings of preferred, hybrid and derivative securities. 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.

Robert D. Giannattasio is a partner (effective January 1, 2024) in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and practices in Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets Practice Group, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group and Global Finance Practice Group. He has a broad corporate and capital markets practice representing issuers and underwriters on a variety of public and private debt and equity offerings, including acquisition financings, investment-grade and high-yield debt offerings, IPOs and follow-on equity offerings and liability management transactions. Robert has led a number of complex cross-border transactions and regularly advises companies on securities law and corporate governance matters, SEC reporting and disclosure issues.

Thomas J. Kim is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Mr. Kim focuses his practice on a broad range of SEC disclosure and regulatory matters, including capital raising and tender offer transactions and shareholder activist situations, as well as corporate governance, environmental social governance and compliance issues. He also advises clients on SEC enforcement investigations – as well as boards of directors and independent board committees on internal investigations – involving disclosure, registration, corporate governance and auditor independence issues. Mr. Kim has extensive experience handling regulatory matters for companies with the SEC, including obtaining no-action and exemptive relief, interpretive guidance and waivers, and responding to disclosures and financial statement reviews by the Division of Corporation Finance. Mr. Kim served at the SEC for six years as the Chief Counsel and Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, and for one year as Counsel to the Chairman.

Ben McNulty is an Executive Director in J.P. Morgan’s Debt Capital Markets group. His clients primarily include investment grade public companies in the TMT industry. He has advised on complex debt offerings, liability management exercises, loan syndications and general capital structure advisory.

Alice Takhtajan is a Managing Director in J.P. Morgan’s Equity Capital Markets group.

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