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Securities Offerings 2014: A Public Offering: How It Is Done

Author(s): LizabethAnn R. Eisen
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities
Published: Mar 2014
PLI Item #: 49478
CHB Spine #: B2084

LizAnn Eisen is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department.  Her practice focuses on domestic and international corporate finance transactions, corporate governance and reporting matters and restructurings. 

Ms. Eisen’s clients have included Amdocs, Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings, Mantis Vision, MIH Limited, Orbotech, Starbucks, Tengelmann, Unilever, Universal Orlando, UTi Worldwide, Weyerhaeuser and Xerox.  Her work includes corporate reporting, governance and disclosure advice, securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions for these clients.  In addition, she represents underwriters in IPOs, including for Amplify Snack Brands, Francesca’s Holdings, Global Brass and Copper and Tumi Holdings as well as in follow-on and secondary offerings, including for Darling International, Francesca’s Holdings, Global Brass and Copper, Huntsman, Tumi Holdings and Metals USA, and in investment grade and high-yield debt offerings, including for Allegion, Chrysler, Dell, Entegris, Waterjet, Terex Corp., Clear Channel Communications, Clear Channel Outdoor and Reynolds Group.  Ms. Eisen’s recent M&A and acquisition financing work includes representing UTi Worldwide in its pending sale to DSV and Orbotech in a senior secured syndicated Term Loan B facility to finance its acquisition of SPTS Technologies Group.

Ms. Eisen is a frequent speaker and author on the securities laws.  She has chaired the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) annual program on public offerings for many years and has written on debt financing commitments and the SEC rules on completing IPOs as market conditions shift.  In addition, in June 2014, Ms. Eisen spoke on a live webcast entitled “Underwriter’s Counsel: Latest Developments” at a program presented by