Joshua M. Samit, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the Capital Markets and Banking Groups in the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on registered and exempt capital markets issuances of debt and equity securities, advice to U.S. and foreign issuers regarding compliance with disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters and federal securities law aspects of mergers and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Samit joined the firm in 2007. He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law (2003), where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Journal of Law and the Arts, and his B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University, School of Business Administration (1998).
- Antares Holdings LP, a leading provider of lending solutions to private equity sponsor-backed middle-market companies, in the placement of $280 million of senior unsecured notes.
- Nationstar Mortgage, a leading mortgage servicer and originator, in its $3.8 billion merger with WMIH.
- Barclays, Goldman Sachs & Co., UBS Investment Bank and Wells Fargo Securities in the $1.0 billion offering of 4.875% senior notes due 2024 by an insurance company.
- Morgan Stanley and Barclays as lead underwriters in the $300 million offering of 3.700% senior notes due 2025 issued by RenaissanceRe Finance and guaranteed by RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
- Westpac Banking Corporation, in its registered public offering of $1.35 billion 1.50% notes due 2017 and $650 million floating rate notes due 2017.
- The initial purchasers in Liberty Mutual’s €750 million debut Eurobond offering of 2.75% notes due 2026.
- Westpac Banking Corporation in its $1.35 billion offering of 2.1% covered bonds due 2021.
- Westpac Banking Corporation, in the establishment of a U.S. registered Additional Tier 1 Capital securities program, and the subsequent public offering, acting through its New Zealand Branch, of 5.000% Fixed Rate Resetting Perpetual Subordinated Contingent Convertible Securities.
- Westpac Banking Corporation in the tender offer for its Australian-government guaranteed medium-term notes issued pursuant to Rule 144A.
- Westpac in its $1.5 billion sale of three-year notes guaranteed by the Government of New Zealand.
- Westpac Banking Corporation in its $1 billion offering of covered bonds and $3.75 billion offerings of fixed rate notes due 2018 and floating rate notes due 2020.
- Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith and Citigroup Global Markets as representatives of the initial purchasers in the $300 million offering of 4.850% Senior Notes due 2044 by Liberty Mutual Group. This offering was a “re-opening” in addition to $750 million of 4.850% Senior Notes offered by Liberty Mutual Group in July 2014.
- Westpac in its $2.25 billion offering of monthly extendible notes.
- Corporate Risk Holdings (f.k.a. Altegrity), a global, diversified risk and information services company, together with its operating businesses Kroll, HireRight and USIS, in their pre-negotiated Chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, in which they restructured more than $1.8 billion in indebtedness. This restructuring was honored by Turnarounds & Workouts as one of ten “Successful Restructurings 2015.
- The Carlyle Group in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Getty Images.
- Stone Point Capital in a $1.34 billion senior secured term loan facility, $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility and $535 million offering of senior notes in connection with Stone Point’s significant equity investment in Alliant Insurance Services.
- Westpac Banking Corporation in its registered public offering of $1 billion 1.55% notes due 2018, $1 billion 2.30% notes due 2020 and $600 million floating rate notes due 2018.
- Westpac Banking Corporation in its registered public offering of $1.35 billion 1.50% notes due 2017 and $650 million floating rate notes due 2017.
- Knighthead Capital Management in its formation and capitalization of Knighthead Holdings Ltd., a Cayman Islands-based annuity provider.
- Credit Suisse, Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, UBS Investment Bank, Jefferies, J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets as underwriters in the $301.8 million secondary offering of common units of CVR Partners.
- Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and Goldman Sachs in the $353 million initial public offering by CVR Partners.
- Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, HSBC and Morgan Stanley as remarketing agents in the $1.0 billion offering of series D debentures by MetLife.
- Globo in an offering of $325 million of senior secured exchangeable notes of Pontis III mandatorily exchangeable for 4.843% senior notes due 2025 of Globo.
- Pontis II Ltd in its offering of $200 million of senior notes mandatorily exchangeable for $200 million of step-up senior notes of Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
- Columbia Law School, 2003, J.D.
- Georgetown University, 1998, B.S.
- New York
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