Avinash V. Ganatra - Corporate Transactional Experience

Equity Capital Markets

 

 

Represented U.S. and international issuers, underwriters and private equity sponsors in IPOs, private placements, secondary and follow-on offerings, shelf takedowns, rights offerings and other public offerings of equity securities.

 

Led teams conducting complex documentary and business diligence reviews.

 

Prepared, and navigated through the SEC review process, numerous registration statements and prospectuses.

 

Led Regulation D/Regulation S private placements of common stock and preferred stock, including PIPES.

 

Provided advice under recent JOBS Act amendments to Regulation D private placement rules and new “bad actor” disqualification requirements. 

 

Drafted and negotiated terms of convertible preferred stock, warrants and hybrid securities.

 

Rendered legal opinions.

Debt Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance

 

Represented U.S. and international issuers, initial purchasers and sponsors in numerous Rule 144A/Regulation S high yield bond offerings that have collectively raised several billion dollars.

 

Represented lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured lending transactions, including syndicated and second-lien transactions.

 

Drafted offering memoranda. Drafted and negotiated high yield indentures, purchase agreements and registration rights agreements.

 

Drafted and negotiated term and revolving loan credit agreements, security agreements and intercreditor agreements.

 

Led Regulation D/Regulation S private placements of debt securities and drafted placement agency and subscription agreements.

 

Provided advice under recent JOBS Act amendments to Regulation D private placement rules and new “bad actor” disqualification requirements.

 

Rendered legal opinions.

 

 

M&A and Restructuring

 

 

Represented sponsors and companies in merger and acquisition transactions.

 

Drafted and negotiated stock and asset purchase agreements, intercompany agreements, stockholder agreements and tender offer documents.

 

Worked closely with restructuring and bankruptcy colleagues on several complex restructuring transactions involving the analysis and restructuring of instruments governing several billion dollars of outstanding debt.

 

Led debt tender offer transactions, exchange offers and consent solicitations.

 

Assisted with the distressed sale of mortgage loans and student loans in complex auction sale transactions involving multiple bidders.