September 15, 2022
In the current environment, public companies may find it more challenging to raise capital through traditional public offerings. Despite market volatility, private placements of various securities afford issuers the opportunity to support liquidity and bridge valuation gaps. These private investment in public equity deals (PIPEs) offer a quick, bespoke and discrete option in capital raising. The securities issued in PIPEs, such as common stock, preferred stock and convertible notes, can be easily tailored to the goals and risks of both the issuer and the investors. Please join our panel as they discuss current developments in private investment in PIPEs, including deal structures, legal considerations, business and governance terms, and special regulatory requirements as a result of the recent market volatility.
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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, corporate governance and ESG counseling. She is Band 1 ranked by Chambers USA in capital markets for the energy industry and a recognized leader in Energy Transactions nationwide. Ms. Holmes represents issuers and underwriters in all forms of capital raising transactions, including sustainable financings, IPOs, registered offerings of debt or equity, private placements, and structured investments. Ms. Holmes also frequently advises companies, boards of directors, special committees and financial advisors in M&A transactions, conflicts of interest and special situations.
Eric Scarazzo is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office. He is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Energy, M&A and Global Finance Practice Groups. As a key member of the capital markets practice, Mr. Scarazzo is involved in some of the firm’s most complicated and high-profile securities transactions. Additionally, he has been a certified public accountant for over 20 years. His deep familiarity with both securities and accounting matters permits Mr. Scarazzo to play an indispensable role supporting practice groups and offices throughout the firm. He provides critical guidance to clients navigating the intersection of legal and accounting matters, principally as they relate to capital markets financings and M&A disclosure obligations.
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