Sarah Youssefi is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Capital Markets Practice. Ms. Youssefi focuses on capital markets transactions and public company representation. Ms. Youssefi has gained experience in a variety of corporate transactions, including initial public offerings and public and private debt and equity offerings in a broad array of industries. 

Ms. Youssefi’s experience includes representing:

  • Vertical Aerospace Ltd. on its US$2.2 billion de-SPAC 
  • Oatly Group AB on its US$1.6 billion initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq
  • ironSource Limited on its US$11.1 billion de-SPAC
  • The underwriters on the US$1.1 billion initial public offering of Ozon Holdings PLC
  • Abcam plc on its US$180.0 million initial public offering of 10,287,000 American Depositary Shares on Nasdaq
  • Farfetch Ltd. on its: 
    • US$1 billion initial public offering of 50,880,311 Class A ordinary shares on the New York Stock Exchange
    • US$350 million convertible senior notes offering
  • Jefferies and Peel Hunt on a £165 million firm placing, placing, and open offer by SIG Group plc
  • UBS, Jefferies, and Bank of America as joint bookrunners for Hays plc’s ₤200,000,000 cashbox placing 
  • The joint bookrunners, Citi, and Credit Suisse on the £522 million capital raising by Taylor Wimpey plc
  • Diversified Oil & Gas plc on a placing of shares 
  • The joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on a £320 million cash-box placing by IWG (formerly known as Regus)
  • Numis and Deutsche Bank as joint bookrunners on a £120 million placing by Polypipe Group plc
  • Investec as sole bookrunner on the £105 million placing by Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc
  • Investec as sole bookrunner on the £141 million cash-box placing by JD Wetherspoon plc
  • J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley on the cash box placing by Aston Martin Legonda
  • BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., Jefferies LLC, and Needham & Company, LLC on the underwritten public offering of 2,600,000 ordinary shares of AudioCodes Ltd. on Nasdaq
  • J.P. Morgan and Nimus as joint bookrunners on the £300 million placing by The Unite Group plc
  • HeadHunter Group PLC on its:
    • US$253 million initial public offering of its American Depositary Shares on Nasdaq
    • Shareholder’s US$101.3 million public offering of American Depositary Shares
    • Shareholder’s US$166.5 million public offering of American Depositary Shares
  • Joint Global Coordinators Morgan Stanley, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and Berenberg Capital Markets, LLC, and the joint bookrunners in connection with the US$280 million initial public offering of Jumia on the New York Stock Exchange
  • J.P. Morgan in a £70 million tap offering of Entertainment One Ltd.’s senior secured notes
  • Initial Purchasers in two separate notes offering of US$4 billion and US$5 billion by Enel Finance N.V.
  • Leonard Green & Partners in their financing of the acquisition of the Pure Gym Group, including a senior secured notes offering of £360 million
  • Initial Purchasers in a Receivables Financing Notes offering of £450 million by Virgin Media Receivables Financing Notes I Designated Activity Company
  • Limacorporate S.p.A. in a senior secured notes offering of €275 million
  • Wagamama Finance plc in a senior secured notes offering of £225 million
  • Initial Purchasers in a notes offering of US$5 billion by Enel Finance N.V.
  • Initial Purchasers in a senior notes offering of €400 million by Nets Denmark A/S
  • Schustermann & Borenstein (PrestigeBidCo GmbH) in a senior secured notes offering of €260 million

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • J.D. (Hons), University of Washington School of Law, 2016
    Order of the Coif
  • BA (Hons) History, Loyola Marymount University, 2013