February 6, 2019
Private equity continues to play a prominent role in the life of public and private U.S. companies. This presentation will explain and explore the life cycle of a PE-sponsored public company, from initial acquisition to pre-IPO planning and structuring, governance considerations, and how public companies access the capital markets through private equity. Our team of capital markets and private equity panelists will discuss market trends, legal developments and our recommendations.
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Andrew L. Fabens will share insights based on his experience with initial public offerings of PE-sponsored companies. He is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s New York office, Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice Group and a member of the firm’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.
Andrew M. Herman will share the private equity firm’s perspective on participating in the U.S. capital markets. He is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Groups. Mr. Herman’s practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments and other transactions. He also advises public companies on mergers and acquisitions transactions, securities law compliance and corporate governance. He is experienced in advising on the acquisition and sale of sports franchises.
Hillary H. Holmes will share insights and trends regarding PE participation in the capital markets for public companies. She is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Houston office, Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice group, and a member of the firm’s Oil and Gas, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, and Private Equity Practice Groups. Ms. Holmes’ practice focuses on securities law and governance counseling in the oil & gas energy industry. She represents private equity, public companies, private companies, MLPs, investment banks and management teams in all forms of capital markets transactions. She also advises boards of directors, conflicts committees, and financial advisors in complex transactions.
Julia Lapitskaya will share our views regarding corporate governance of a PE-sponsored company. She is Of Counsel in Gibson Dunn’s New York office and a member of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Ms. Lapitskaya’s practice focuses on corporate governance, SEC and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance, securities and corporate governance disclosure issues, state corporate laws, the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, SEC regulations and executive compensation disclosure issues.
Peter W. Wardle will share insights based on his experience with initial public offerings of PE-sponsored companies. He is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice Group. Mr. Wardle’s practice includes representation of issuers and underwriters in equity and debt offerings, including IPOs and secondary public offerings, and representation of both public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, including private equity, cross border, leveraged buy-out, distressed and going private transactions. He also advises clients on a wide variety of disclosure and reporting obligations, stock exchange listing issues, and general corporate and securities law matters, including corporate governance issues.