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Catherine M. Clarkin

Partner

Catherine M. Clarkin

Partner
New York +1-212-558-4175+1-212-558-4175 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
[email protected]
Cathy Clarkin is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Groups and is a co-head of the Firm’s Capital Markets Group. She advises clients on a wide variety of capital market transactions across a broad range of industries. Ms. Clarkin has extensive experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities by U.S. and non-U.S. issuers, including IPOs, secondary offerings, complex debt issuances, liability management transactions and securities issued in connection with mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. She regularly advises a broad range of clients on ongoing public company matters, including corporate governance and disclosure matters.

Ms. Clarkin has participated in multiple panels for the Practising Law Institute, including the most recent “What’s New in Securities Law? Traps for the Unwary.”

Rankings and Recognitions
  • Chambers USA – recognized for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern U.S.
  • The Legal 500 U.S. – recognized for Capital Markets: Debt Offerings (2017, 2018), Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2017, 2018), and Capital Markets: Global Offerings (2018)
  • IFLR1000 U.S. – recognized for Capital Markets: Equity (2017-2020)
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards – winner “Best in Capital Markets: Equity” (2020) and shortlisted “Best in Capital Markets” (2017)
  • Law360 – won “Capital Markets MVP” award (2016)
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Treasurer and Board Member, TEAK Fellowship
  • Director, Lawyers Alliance for New York
  • Member, NYC Bar Securities Regulation Committee
Speaking Engagements
  • “Women on Boards: A Discussion with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP & Egon Zehnder,” Egon Zehnder
  • ​“What’s New in Securities Law? Traps for the Unwary,” Practising Law Institute
  • “Creating Environmental, Social, and Governance Criteria: Transparency, Reliance, and Due Diligence,” Strafford
  • “Securities Filings 2018: Practical Guidance in a Changing Environment,” Practising Law Institute
  • “Understanding the Securities Laws 2018,” Practising Law Institute


SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Selected IPOs
  • Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. in its $331 million IPO and NYSE listing
  • Byline Bancorp, Inc. in its $124.5 million SEC-registered IPO and NYSE listing 
  • First Hawaiian Bank in its $557.7 million IPO, spinoff from BNP Paribas, and NASDAQ listing
  • First Republic Bank in its $323 million IPO and NYSE listing
  • Medallion Financial Corp. in its $46 million IPO and Nasdaq Capital Market listing
  • National Australia Bank in the IPO and NYSE listing of its U.S. bank subsidiary, Great Western Bancorp, Inc.
  • TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp., a SPAC formed by Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P., in its $300 million IPO and NASDAQ listing
  • Underwriters in connection with the $120 million IPO and NASDAQ listing by Amalgamated Bank of New York
  • Underwriters in connection with the $718 million IPO and NYSE listing by Artio Global Investors Inc.
  • Underwriters in connection with the $150 million IPO and NYSE listing by Cadence Bancorporation
  • Underwriters in connection with the $339.3 million IPO and NASDAQ Global Select Market listing by CBOE Holdings, Inc.
  • Strategic investor in connection with the $500 million IPO and NYSE listing by Vantiv Inc.
Selected Capital Markets Transactions
  • Artisan Partners Asset Management in multiple synthetic secondary equity offerings
  • Bank of Butterfield in its debt and follow-on equity offerings
  • BBVA Bancomer, S.A. in its capital notes offering and related liability management transactions
  • BNP Paribas in the sale of common stock of First Hawaiian, Inc.
  • CIT Group in its preferred stock and notes offerings
  • First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. in its preferred stock and notes offerings and related liability management transactions
  • First Republic Bank in its secondary equity, subordinated notes and preferred stock offerings.
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation in its follow-on equity offering
  • IntercontinentalExchange Inc. in its secondary equity and notes offerings, including in connection with its $11 billion acquisition of Ellie Mae, its $5.2 billion acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation and its $8.2 billion acquisition of NYSE Euronext
  • Knoll, Inc. in its PIPE transaction with Investindustrial VII L.P.
  • MP Thrift Investments in its sales of common stock of Flagstar Bancorp
  • NYSE Euronext Inc. in its notes offering
  • Regions Financial Corporation in its preferred stock and notes offerings and related asset liability management transactions
  • Ryder System, Inc. in multiple notes offerings
  • Initial purchasers in connection with high-yield notes offerings by VICI Properties Inc.
  • Underwriters in connection with follow-on equity offerings by Cadence Bancorporation
  • Underwriters in connection with multiple debt and equity offerings by Goldman Sachs
  • Underwriters in connection with a secondary equity offering by NYSE Group
  • Underwriters in connection with preferred stock and notes offerings by Stifel Financial Corp.
  • Underwriters in connection with notes and secondary equity offerings by Visa Inc.  
Selected M&A Transactions
  • Amgen in its $13.4 billion acquisition of worldwide rights to Otezla® (apremilast) from Celgene in connection with Celgene’s merger with Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Andeavor (formerly known as Tesoro Corporation) in its acquisition of Western Refining Inc.
  • Cheniere Energy, Inc. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (CQH)
  • Diebold in its combination with Wincor Nixdorf to form Diebold Nixdorf
  • IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. in its acquisition of NYSE Euronext   
  • Kraft in its merger with H.J. Heinz to form The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Praxair, Inc. in its $80 billion combination with Linde AG