Capital Markets

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Practice Leaders

  • The Legal 500 United States 2015 - Leading Firm
  • The Legal 500 United States 2014 - Leading Firm

Our International Capital Markets Practice is dedicated to helping businesses find and secure the cash they need to grow and operate. Working together with specialists from our many industry groups, our capital markets lawyers have helped raise billions of dollars for companies in almost every industry through initial public offerings, secondary stock offerings, convertible debt offerings and straight debt offerings (both high yield and investment grade). We have also worked on private equity financings and mezzanine debt financings in almost every industry sector around the world. Our team approach and dedication to our clients, combined with our expertise, creativity and emphasis on strategic objectives, has made Reed Smith a highly regarded corporate firm globally.

Our Capital Markets Practice Group is supported by the full resources lawyers in offices around the globe, lending breadth and depth to our practice, and enabling us to represent clients in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The support of our energy regulatory, broadcast and media, health care, biotechnology and other industry specialists enables us to provide our clients with a comprehensive team of legal advisors for virtually any situation. Our clients include major investment and commercial banks, as well as companies of all sizes in every industry in the United States and around the world.

Practice Breadth

In addition to the services listed to the right, our capital markets experience includes virtually every financing vehicle, and in particular:

  • Rights offerings
  • Rule 144A and Regulation S private placements
  • Public offerings and private placements of convertible debt securities
  • Debt/equity swaps
  • Exchange offers
  • Interest rate and currency swaps