Clients say he is “incredibly strong” and an “incredible relationship guy.” He “understands what we need and when we need it.”Chambers USA 2019

Michael W. Benjamin

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
 
 

Michael Benjamin is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins where he is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice.

Mr. Benjamin has built a leading capital markets practice representing issuers and investment banks in a broad range of public and private transactions, including: high yield and investment grade debt offerings, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, leveraged buyouts, cross-border securities offerings, and liability management transactions.

Mr. Benjamin also advises US and international corporations on corporate governance and general corporate matters. He has worked on transactions in a range of industries, including healthcare, media and telecommunications, technology, mining and metals, general industrials, and consumer retail products.

Mr. Benjamin’s experience includes advising:

  • Bank of America as lead underwriter on the IPO of CannTrust Holdings Inc.
  • Leggett and Platt on multiple financings for its acquisition of Elite Comfort Solutions, Inc., from Arsenal Capital Partners
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with the IPO of YETI and in its 2019 follow-on offering
  • Bandwidth, Inc. in connection with its IPO and follow-on offerings
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with the IPO of TFI TAB Food Investments (pending)
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with the IPO of Torrid Inc. (pending)
  • Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in connection with a senior notes offering
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with the IPO of SI-BONE, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with an offering of senior secured notes by Big River Steel
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Global Markets in connection with the issuance of senior notes by USI Inc. to fund its acquisition by KKR
  • Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in connection with an offering of senior notes to fund its acquisition of AWAS
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with an offering of senior notes by Consolidated Energy Limited
  • Barclays in connection with an offering of senior notes by Hudbay Mineral Ltd
  • SunTrust in connection with an offering of senior notes by Molina Healthcare, Inc.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with an offering of senior notes by Block Communications Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with an offering of senior notes by Transocean Inc.
  • Barclays, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley in the IPO of AdvancePierre Foods*
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS in connection with the issuance of senior notes by Staples Inc. to fund its acquisition by Sycamore Partners*
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with the issuance of senior notes by Revlon Inc. to fund its acquisition of Elizabeth Arden*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

 
  • Bar Qualification
    • New York
    Education
    • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales, Australia, 1998
      with merit
    • Bachelor of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia, 1997
  • Practices
 
 
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