“He has established his market standing as a force in the New York capital markets space, displaying strengths in IPOs and high-yield debt, as part of a wide transactional skill set.”
Chambers USA 2021

“He’s an emerging force in the New York capital markets space.”
According to clients: “He has the right combination of encyclopedic knowledge as well as knowing all the right players. He prioritizes us and is excellent in response time. He is also very personable.” 
Chambers USA 2020

Stelios G. Saffos

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

Stelios G. Saffos advises many of the world’s leading private equity sponsors, asset managers, financial institutions, and companies on investments and financings at all levels of the corporate structure, from initial public offerings and traditional loan and bond structures through complex structured equity and mezzanine financings.

Mr. Saffos advises clients on investments and accessing capital through:

  • Initial public offerings, direct listings, and deSPAC mergers
  • Secured and unsecured high-yield debt offerings
  • Direct lending and other private capital transactions
  • Bridge lending and loan commitments
  • Preferred, growth, and control equity investments
  • Debt exchange offers and tender offers
  • Workouts and restructuring transactions
  • Mezzanine financings

He also serves as a strategic advisor to both domestic and foreign companies with respect to their most sensitive and highest-stakes general corporate, finance, and securities matters.

Mr. Saffos provides clients a sophisticated sense of what is at market, drawing on diverse financing experience and well-established relationships with global investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital funds, direct lenders and alternative capital providers, and innovative companies, including high-growth and disruptive entities in the technology, consumer, retail, and healthcare sectors.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Saffos served as a Judicial Clerk to United States District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez.

  • “A force in the New York capital markets space”
    Chambers USA 2021
  • Recommended Lawyer for Nationwide Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
    Chambers USA 2021
  • Up and Coming for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
    Chambers USA 2020
  • Next Generation Partner for Capital Markets: High Yield
    The Legal 500 US 2020
  • “An emerging force in the New York capital markets space”
    Chambers USA 2020
  • “An increasingly prominent up-and-coming partner”
    The Legal 500 US 2020
  • Recommended for Capital Markets: Debt Offerings
    The Legal 500 US 2019

Mr. Saffos has represented sponsors, issuers, direct lenders, and underwriters in more than 275 debt and equity offerings across various industries, including IPOs, control and minority equity investments, senior and junior lending transactions, and high yield offerings. Select clients and issuers include:

  • Activant Capital
  • AEA Investors
  • Apollo
  • Barclays
  • BofA Securities
  • Bojangles’
  • Centerbridge
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • Driven Brands
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Dyal Capital
  • Enviva
  • Floor & Décor
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • GFL Environmental
  • GoHealth
  • Golub Capital Partners
  • Guggenheim Partners Investment Management
  • HPS Investment Partners / Highbridge Principal Strategies
  • Jefferson Capital
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Leonard Green
  • Leslie’s Pool
  • Manchester United
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oatly
  • Odyssey Investment Partners
  • Partners Group AG
  • PetIQ
  • Phreesia
  • Presidio
  • Riskified 
  • Silver Rock
  • SmileDirect
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Torrid
  • Traeger
  • Turvo
  • UGI
  • Xponential Fitness
  • ZoomInfo
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