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.

Accolades

  • Recommended Lawyer for Nationwide Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
    Chambers USA 2021-2022
  • Recommended Lawyer for Capital Markets: High Yield
    The Legal 500 US 2022
  • Up and Coming for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
    Chambers USA 2020
  • Next Generation Partner for Capital Markets: High Yield
    The Legal 500 US 2020-2021
  • “A force in the New York capital markets space”
    Chambers USA 2021
  • “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 600 transactions across various industries, including IPOs, control and minority equity investments, senior and junior lending and private credit transactions, and high yield offerings. This includes more than 250 lending and private credit deals, 150 high yield offerings, and 100 IPO and other equity offerings. Select clients and issuers include:

  • Activant Capital
  • AEA Investors
  • Allbirds
  • Apollo
  • Argo Blockchain
  • Arhaus
  • Centerbridge
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners
  • Crescent Capital
  • Driven Brands
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Dutch Bros
  • Dyal Capital
  • EngageSmart
  • Floor & Décor
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • GFL Environmental
  • GoHealth
  • Golub Capital Partners
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • HPS Investment Partners
  • Iris Energy Limited
  • Leonard Green
  • Leslie’s Pool
  • Manchester United
  • Marathon Digital Holdings
  • Oatly
  • Odyssey Investment Partners
  • Partners Group AG
  • Phreesia
  • Riskified 
  • Silver Rock
  • SmileDirect
  • The Carlyle Group
  • The Vita Coco Company
  • Torrid
  • Traeger
  • Turvo
  • UGI
  • Warby Parker
  • Xponential Fitness
  • ZoomInfo

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • JD, Rutgers University School of Law
  • BA, Bucknell University