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Capital Markets

Goodwin Procter has one of the most active capital markets and public company practices in the United States. We combine deep industry knowledge with broad technical expertise across all equity and debt securities and alternative investment structures to help our clients grow, increase liquidity for their investors and reduce their cost of capital to achieve long-term objectives.

Over the past five years, we have advised clients in nearly 300 public offerings with aggregate value approaching $30 billion. Our practice and attorneys are consistently recognized by industry publications including Bloomberg, Chambers USA, PlacementTracker and PrivateRaise as one of the most active and innovative advisers for capital markets transactions and public companies.

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Technical ECM and DCM Expertise

We offer cutting-edge expertise across the full breadth of the equity and debt capital markets, advising issuers, sponsors and underwriters in a variety of transactions including initial public offerings (IPOs); follow-on public and exempt offerings of common and preferred equity securities; PIPEs; registered direct (RD) offerings; confidentially marketed public offerings (CMPOs); at-the-market (ATM) offerings; continuous offering programs (COPs); high yield debt and investment grade bond offerings; offerings of convertible and exchangeable securities; exchange offers and consent solicitations; and 144A and Regulation S transactions.

Industry Knowledge

In addition to our technical expertise across equity and debt financing vehicles, Goodwin Procter offers a unique industry-focused approach to capital markets transactions. Our securities law experts are supported by the full resources of our industry practice groups, with many of our capital markets experts specializing in a particular industry in order to provide clients with targeted market analysis. We offer specific expertise in technology, life sciences, REITsfinancial services and private equity.

Public Company Representation

We are primary outside counsel to public companies in many different industries, of all different sizes, listed on both U.S. and non-U.S. exchanges, and traded in the OTC market. We help them achieve their business strategies, meet high standards of transparency in disclosure, corporate governance and executive compensation, manage effective investor relations programs, and build credibility through disciplined interaction with capital markets participants, security holders, regulators, employees, ratings agencies, the media and the public at large. We integrate with experts from our M&A/Corporate GovernanceERISA and Executive Compensation, Securities LitigationDebt Finance and Tax Practices to provide full service representation for our public company clients.