Christopher Clark, Co-Chair of the Washington, D.C. Corporate Department, advises private equity firms, public and private companies, and investment banks on capital markets transactions and related matters.

Mr. Clark represents clients in a broad range of financing and other transactions, including:

  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Equity offerings, including IPOs, follow-on offerings, block trades, and preferred equity offerings
  • High yield, investment grade, and convertible bond offerings
  • Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions

Mr. Clark draws on his extensive experience along the full spectrum of capital markets transactions to provide a novel and commercial perspective to clients, often crafting bespoke solutions to advance their interests. He provides comprehensive guidance on securities laws, disclosure issues, debt compliance, liability management, and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Clark’s experience includes representing:

Private Equity Sponsors

  • The Carlyle Group in various acquisition financings and securities offerings, including the acquisition of Novolex and numerous exit transactions
  • Genstar Capital in the first lien secured notes offering to finance the acquisition of M&R Precision Parts
  • Leonard Green & Partners and Ares Corporate Opportunity Fund in the second lien secured notes offering to finance the acquisition of Press Ganey
  • Onex Corporation in the senior notes offering to finance the carve-out acquisition of Clarivate Analytics from Thomson Reuters


  • Amgen in public offerings of investment grade euro notes and privately placed Swiss franc bonds
  • Cogent Communications in various senior notes financings and liability management exercises
  • CommScope Holdings in numerous debt financings, including the US$3.8 billion multi-tranche senior notes offering to finance the acquisition of ARRIS International
  • CoreSite Realty in multiple privately placed senior notes offerings
  • General Motors Financial in more than US$25 billion in investment-grade debt and preferred equity offerings
  • IMAX in its premier convertible notes offering
  • Liberty Tire in its private exchange offer of second lien secured notes and subsequent sale of the company by The Carlyle Group
  • Novolex in connection with the financing for the carveout acquisition of The Waddington Group from Newell Brands
  • Switch in its premier high yield bond offering
  • Teladoc Health in a number of convertible notes issuances, follow-on equity offerings, and liability management exercises

Investment Banks

  • The underwriters in ZoomInfo Technologies’ US$1.1 billion IPO and subsequent follow-on equity and high yield bond offerings
  • The underwriters in Certara’s US$768 million IPO and subsequent follow-on offerings
  • The initial purchasers in Gogo’s convertible and secured bond offerings and liability management exercises

SPAC Transactions

  • Capitol Investment Corp. V in its US$345 million IPO and subsequent merger with Doma Holdings 
  • Bird Rides in its merger with Switchback II Corporation
  • MarketWise in its merger with Ascendant Digital Acquisition Corp.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012
    cum laude
  • BA, Cornell University, 2007