John Kennedy is a corporate finance specialist who is recognised for his excellent work on IPOs and securities offerings.
A partner in the corporate department and co-head of the firm’s North American capital markets and securities practice group, John Kennedy focuses primarily on corporate finance and securities transactions. He has represented both issuers and underwriters in a broad range of public and private securities offerings.
John has handled many complex securities and financing transactions, such as initial public offerings, high-yield debt offerings, convertible debt offerings, cross-border securities offerings, exchange offers, debt tender offers, consent solicitations and debt restructurings. He also regularly counsels his public clients on corporate governance and securities compliance issues.
John’s other public company clients include AMN Healthcare, DHI Group (formerly Dice Holdings), Vertiv Holdings, HCP and Emmis Communications Corporation. He also regularly represents private equity firms such as 3G, General Atlantic, Oak Hill Capital Partners and CI Capital Partners.
John is recognised as a leading capital markets lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers Global and The Legal 500. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association – compliance and legal division.