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Alan J. Fishman

Special Counsel

Alan J. Fishman

Special Counsel
New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Alan Fishman is a special counsel in the General Practice Group.  Mr. Fishman maintains a broad and multi-disciplinary corporate practice covering capital markets and finance, restructuring and special situations, investment funds and mergers and acquisitions. 

In capital markets and finance, Mr. Fishman has advised issuers, sponsors, lenders and underwriters on various capital markets, acquisition, leveraged and project finance transactions.  In restructuring and special situations, Mr. Fishman has advised issuers, banks, shareholders, alternative asset managers on debt-for-equity swaps, out-of-court recapitalizations, Chapter 11 bankruptcy planning and various other distressed and special situations.  In investment funds, Mr. Fishman has advised sponsors on structuring and launching European private funds and investors in private funds, asset-specific co-investment vehicles and the purchase of fund manager GP interests.  In mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Fishman has advised private equity and strategic clients on the purchase and sale of various assets, joint ventures, and other governance arrangements, including related disputes.

Before returning to New York in 2021, Mr. Fishman was resident in the Firm’s London office for six years.

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Capital Markets and Finance
  • ‚ÄčAB InBev, and its subsidiary Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited (Bud APAC), on its $5.75 billion initial public offering and listing of a minority stake of Bud APAC’s shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Alibaba on the financing aspects of its acquisition of Lazada S.A. in Southeast Asia.
  • American Energy Partners on the financing aspects of its acquisitions of oil and gas assets in the Permian Basin and Utica Shale.
  • A lender to Aston Martin in connection with an investment in its unregistered notes.
  • AT&T on the capital markets aspects of its distribution and combination of WarnerMedia with Discovery to create Warner Bros. Discovery, a premier standalone global entertainment company, including on the offering of $30 billion senior unsecured notes under Rule 144A/Regulation S and a related debt-for-debt exchange.
  • AT&T on the financing aspects of its acquisition of Iusacell S.A. in Mexico.
  • Bayer AG on the financing aspects of the sale of the technology and assets associated with its glufosinate ammonium business, as well as its canola, cotton and soybean seed assets, for approximately $7 billion.
  • Better in its pending $6.9 billion business combination with Aurora Acquisition Corp. 
  • Canadian Pacific Railway on the financing aspects of its acquisition of Kansas City Southern, including the $8.6 billion debt commitment, $6.7 billion U.S. registered bond offering and other financing maters.
  • Concordia Healthcare Corp. in its acquisition financing of certain products from Covis Pharma S.à.r.l. and Covis Injectables S.à.r.l. for $1.2 billion in cash, and certain subsequent financings.
  • Douglas Elliman Inc. in its spin-off from Vector Group Ltd. and listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Elis S.A. in respect of Novalis S.A.S.’s €800 million high-yield senior note offering.
  • Global Knowledge Training on certain financing aspects of its sale to Churchill Capital Corp II, a special purpose acquisition company, from Rhône Capital.
  • Kering S.A. on the financing aspects of its divestment of its Volcom brand and operations to Authentic Brands Group.
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V. on the financing aspects of its sale of a majority interest (80.1%) in its Lumileds lighting business (terminated).
  • Certain tax and cash equity investors in development and purchase of renewable power assets, including lenders to Million Solar Homes Leasing, a distributed solar project in Tanzania.
  • The Related Companies in its real estate advisory engagement with CareMax.
  • The underwriters of Tele Columbus’s high yield bond transactions.
  • Telia Company on its €427 million placement of shares in Turkcell IIetsim Hizmetleri AS (the leading mobile telecommunications business in Turkey).
  • Telia Company on its sale of common shares of Spotify Technology.
  • Tengizchevroil in its 2020 $1.25 billion unregistered senior secured bond offering in the international markets alongside private loans that mirror the terms of these bonds.
  • Vector Group Ltd. in ongoing capital markets and disclosure matters.
Restructuring and Special Situations
  • The RCF Lenders, and Barclays Bank PLC as lender and sole bookrunner to Cineworld Group plc during its restructuring which involved a $450 million priority senior secured rescue facility and a second-out elevated term loan.
  • Royal Bank of Scotland plc, HSH Nordbank AG, Piraeus Bank SA and Aegean Baltic Bank SA on the consensual restructuring of Danaos Corporation, consisting of an amendment and extension of all Danaos’ loan agreements, together with a partial equitization of Danaos’ $2.2 billion secured term loans and subsequently NatWest Group on the disposal of its shareholding in Danaos Corporation in an off-market privately negotiated share sale to Danaos.
  • The lenders to GulfMark Americas, in respect of its debt restructuring.
  • Pacific Drilling on its refinancing and restructuring. 
Investment Advisors and Funds
  • A US investment fund in connection with establishment of an offshore permanent capital vehicle.
  • A European investment holding company in connection with establishment of its post-Brexit UK/EU fund management complex and numerous LP subscriptions in investment funds.
  • Misland Capital Limited on its purchase of a minority equity interest in EagleTree Capital, LP.
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Elis S.A. in its cross-border acquisition of Berendsen plc.
  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Rhône Capital in the recapitalization of Neovia Logistics Holdings Limited.
  • Rhône Capital in the acquisition, holding structure maintenance and sale of Ranpak Corp., and subsequent sale to OneMadison Corp., a special purpose acquisition company.
  • Telia Company, the predominant Swedish telecommunications company, on:
    • the sale of its mobile telecommunications businesses in Azerbaijan (Azecell), Georgia (Geocell), Kazakhstan (Kcell) and Moldova (Moldcell), and the termination of its joint venture with Turkcell related thereto, for approximately $900 million; and
    • the sale of its 47% interest in Turkcell to the Turkey Wealth Fund for approximately $530 million.