Stacy Kanter is co-head of Skadden’s global Capital Markets practice. She represents corporate clients and investment banks in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities (both high-yield and investment grade), exchange offers, consent solicitations, corporate restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Kanter has advised on numerous IPOs and other public and exempt offerings. In addition, she counsels corporate clients on an ongoing basis, advising on disclosure issues, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Ms. Kanter is also co-chair of the firm’s global Diversity Committee.
Ms. Kanter represented Rite Aid Corporation in its acquisition of the Eckerd and Brooks drugstore chains from the Jean Coutu Group of Canada, and the related high-yield financing transactions.
In addition, Ms. Kanter has advised Rite Aid Corporation in connection with restructuring its outstanding debt and equity capital structure, including a debt tender offer, consent solicitation, negotiated issuances of common and preferred stock in exchange for outstanding debt, offerings of common and convertible preferred stock, new credit facilities, and the issuance of secured and unsecured high-yield debt in numerous Rule 144A offerings.
Ms. Kanter has represented MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries in financing matters, including the initial public offerings of common stock by Revlon, Inc. and Consolidated Cigar Holdings Inc., and public and Rule 144A offerings of debt securities by Revlon; REV Holdings LLC; Allied Security Holdings LLC; Panavision, Inc.; Golden State Bancorp; The Coleman Company Inc.; and Consolidated Cigar Corporation and related holding companies.
She represented Revlon in connection with exchanging a substantial amount of its outstanding debt for common stock and refinancing transactions involving new high-yield debt and secured credit facilities, and she represented Revlon in offerings of rights to purchase common stock.
Her work with MacAndrews & Forbes has involved numerous transactions, including issues in connection with the merger of Golden State Bancorp into Citigroup and its resulting equity interest in Citigroup. These transactions have included block trades, forward sale transactions and margin loans.
Ms. Kanter also has represented clients such as EnerSys; Russell Corporation; The Warnaco Group, Inc.; Cigna Corporation; UST Inc.; and AMERIGROUP Corporation in connection with various securities offerings and corporate advice.
She has acted as designated underwriters’ counsel in connection with a number of offerings by Archstone-Smith Operating Trust; Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P.; and International Paper Company. She also represented the underwriters in debt offerings by Ameriprise Financial Inc., Mellon Corporation, and Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company.
- J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1984 (cum laude; Managing Editor, Brooklyn Law Review)
- B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1979 (magna cum laude)
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