Webcast: Raising Capital in a Challenging Environment: PIPE

September 16, 2022

In the current environment, public companies may find it more difficult to raise capital through traditional public offerings. Despite market volatility, private placements of various securities offer issuers the opportunity to support liquidity and bridge valuation gaps. These private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions offer a fast, tailor-made and discreet option for raising capital. Securities issued in PIPEs, such as common stock, preferred stock and convertible notes, can be easily tailored to the objectives and risks of the issuer and investors. Please join our panel as they discuss current developments in private investment in PIPEs, including transaction structures, legal considerations, business and governance terms, and special regulatory requirements due to the recent market volatility.

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Hillary Holmes is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, co-chair of the firm’s capital markets practice group and a member of the securities regulation and corporate governance practice groups, energy, mergers and acquisitions and ESG. Ms. Holmes’ practice focuses on capital markets, securities regulation, corporate governance and ESG advice. She is Band 1 ranked by United States Rooms in capital markets for the energy industry and a recognized leader in national energy transactions. Ms. Holmes represents issuers and underwriters in all forms of capital raising transactions, including sustainable financings, IPOs, registered debt or equity offerings, private placements and investments. structured. Ms. Holmes also frequently advises corporations, boards of directors, special committees and financial advisors on mergers and acquisitions transactions, conflicts of interest and special situations.

Eric Scarazzo is a partner in the New York office of Gibson Dunn. He is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Finance practice groups. As a key member of the capital markets practice, Mr. Scarazzo is involved in some of the firm’s most complex and high-profile corporate actions. In addition, he has been a chartered accountant for over 20 years. His extensive knowledge of securities and accounting matters enables Mr. Scarazzo to play an indispensable role in supporting practice groups and offices throughout the firm. He provides essential advice to clients navigating the intersection of legal and accounting issues, primarily with respect to capital market financings and mergers and acquisitions disclosure requirements.


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