Frank Adams is a partner in the Capital Markets practice and is resident in the Firm’s New York office. He has wide-ranging experience in acquisition and leveraged finance transactions and high yield debt, cross-border and other complex securities offerings.
He also represents issuers and investment banks in structuring and executing innovative liability management transactions. He regularly represents U.S. public companies in corporate governance and other board level matters, securities law compliance and disclosure matters.
Mr. Adams is active in pro bono matters and serves as regular outside general counsel to a private charitable foundation dedicated to transforming society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to supporting survivors.
Mr. Adams’ transactional experience includes:
- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF), a title insurer which also holds interests in a variety of companies, in a $450 million 144A senior notes offering to, primarily, fund the cash settlement of outstanding convertible senior notes.
- Campbell Soup Company in its $5.3 billion senior unsecured fixed and floating rate notes offering to, in part, finance its $6.1 billion acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of snack food products in the United States.
- Johnson & Johnson, a multi-national manufacturer of pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and biotechnology products, in numerous offerings, including a multi-tranche $4.5 billion senior notes offering and in its U.S. and euro-commercial paper programs.
- Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. (the strategic venture capital arm of Johnson & Johnson), an investor in emerging health care, life science and technology businesses, as the selling shareholder in a $51 million secondary offering of shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that develops solutions for infectious diseases.
- Weather Investments, Wind and affiliated companies in the €2 billion bridge, high-yield and PIK financing for the €12 billion leveraged buyout of Wind, an Italian telecommunications provider – the transaction was named “European Debt & Equity-Linked Deal of 2005” by International Financial Law Review.
Admissions : New York State
- Boston University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1984)
- New York University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
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