According to sources:
“Someone who epitomizes what you would like in a lawyer”
“Very knowledgeable about the market on the underwriter’s side and on the issuer’s side”
“Pragmatic, easy to work with, cooperative and collaborative”
“Has a strong sense of what needs to be done in aggressive timelines”

Chambers USA 2021

Michael Benjamin

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
 
 

Michael Benjamin, Co-Chair of the Retail & Consumer Products Industry Group, represents issuers and investment banks in a broad range of public and private transactions.

Mr. Benjamin has built a leading capital markets practice spanning initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, high yield and investment grade debt 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 consumer retail products, healthcare, media and telecommunications, technology, mining and metals, and general industrials.

Mr. Benjamin’s experience includes advising:

  • AfterPay Ltd on several corporate and financing matters
  • EG Group (EuroGarages) on several financing, corporate and M&A matters
  • Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners on multiple investments and financings
  • Sycamore Partners on various investments in Express and Belk
  • Bandwidth.com on their IPO, multiple equity offerings and M&A transactions
  • Carbon38 on multiple equity capital raises and other corporate matters
  • Leggett & Platt on multiple corporate and capital markets matters
  • MadHive on multiple corporate and capital markets matters
  • Bank of America in connection with the IPO of Torrid, a Sycamore Partners portfolio company
  • The underwriters on the IPO and follow-on offerings for AmWell Corporation
  • The underwriters and lenders for multiple debt financings for GMR, a portfolio company of KKR
  • The underwriters on the IPO of DigitalOcean
  • Sizzling Platter in its offering of senior secured notes
  • Goldman Sachs as lead underwriter on the IPO and follow-on offering of PetCo
  • Bank of America as lead underwriter on a follow-on offering of shares of common stock for Freshpet
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with multiple offerings of common shares of Option Care Health
  • The underwriters on several secured notes offerings for Park Hotels & Resorts
  • SunTrust as lead initial purchaser on a senior notes offering for Molina Healthcare
  • Goldman Sachs on multiple financings for Big River Steel, a TPG company
  • Bank of America as lead initial purchaser on a convertible notes offering for Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Bank of America as lead initial purchaser on a convertible notes offering for American Eagle Outfitters
  • Livefeather on several corporate transactions
  • Morgan Stanley as lead underwriter of the IPO and a follow-on offering for SI-Bone
  • Morgan Stanley as lead initial purchaser on a senior secured notes offering for Nordstrom
  • Bank of America in connection with the IPO of YETI and in its 2019 follow-on offering
  • Bank of America and Citigroup Global Markets in connection with the issuance of senior notes by USI 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
 
 
  • 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
  • Industries
 
 
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