Capital Markets & Public Companies


Capital is the lifeblood of a company’s operations. McDermott’s capital markets and public companies lawyers have extensive experience advising clients—including issuers and underwriters—with raising capital in the public markets. We also provide counsel on the rules and regulations that accompany operating as a public company.

Clients appreciate our ability to see beyond the current need and bring a strategic approach to capital requirements. We have demonstrated success utilizing the full range of instruments, from traditional equity raises such as initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on offerings and at-the-market offerings, to private placements. We also have considerable experience with special-purpose acquisition vehicles (SPACs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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Initial Public Offerings – Issuer Representations

  • Premier, Inc., in its $874 million IPO
  • Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. in its $325 million IPO
  • 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc., in its $17 million IPO

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Capital Markets & Public Companies

Insights & Events / Media

Webinar / McDermott Event / December 16, 2021

Austin, TX / Speaking Engagements / October 6 - 8, 2021

M&A Review – MuMAC Special online 2021 / September 6, 2021 / August 26, 2021

On the Subject / March 30, 2020

Changes to SEC Review of Shareholder Proposals, Expansion of Testing-the-Waters, Regulation FD Enforcement Action, Applicability of Proxy Rules to Proxy Advisors and Risks Associated with LIBOR Transition / October 17, 2019

SEC Proposes Amendments to Accelerated and Large Accelerated Filer Definitions, SCOTUS Quashes FOIA’s ‘Substantial Competitive Harm’ Requirement, and NASDAQ Revises Director Independence / July 2019

SEC Modernization and Simplification Amendments, Guidance Regarding Board Diversity Disclosure, and Updates at NASDAQ and NYSE / April 2019

Reminders for the Form 10-K and Proxy Statement, Cyber-Related Frauds Report, Staff Legal Bulletin 14J and Updates to Proxy Voting Guidelines / January 2019

On the Subject / May 16, 2016

Legal Framework in Selected Countries: Sweden / September 2015

Unternehmeredition, Issue Private Equity / M&A / August 2015

Magazine des Affaires' Guide to SBF 120, 2015 Edition / March 2015

Publications / July 2014

On the Subject / June, 2007

International News / April, 2006












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