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Capital Markets

The Gibbons Corporate Department is very active in the capital markets, representing and advising clients in many aspects of financial structurings and capital raising. These activities encompass legal work in numerous focus areas.

Areas of Focus

Securities Laws

Our attorneys guide our clients through the regulatory requirements of private placements and public offerings of debt and equity securities; initial and secondary offerings; private equity investments; tender offers; PIPEs (private investment in public entities); downrounds; Exchange Act filings (Forms 8-K, 10-Q, 10-K, etc.); Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act, and Exchange Act compliance matters; the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; and NASDAQ rules. We represent foreign issuers in U.S. markets and U.S. issuers in foreign markets.

Alternative Investments

Gibbons corporate attorneys advise and represent our clients with respect to equity investments, offerings, downrounds, PIPEs, financings, and alternative investments. We represent investors, such as private equity groups, hedge funds, holding companies, and real estate investment firms, at all levels, from capital raising to acquisitions and divestitures, securities and governance, and general operational legal work for portfolio investments.

Private Equity

Gibbons delivers value-added results across the private equity life cycle, from fund formation to exit strategies for fund investors, portfolio companies, and fund sponsors.

Capital Financings

We represent many parties from all sides with respect to institutional and non-institutional financings for corporate/strategic acquirers, including private and public placements of debt and equity securities; private equity investments; public offerings; hedge fund, venture capital, angel, and other individual investors; and mezzanine lenders/investors.

Government Finance

Gibbons maintains a robust public finance practice, serving as bond counsel to a variety of authorities and numerous municipalities throughout New Jersey, as well as to a number of state authorities.

Investment Banking Advisory Service

Our attorneys advise business owners as they identify, select, and utilize appropriate investment bankers for selling or buying businesses or raising capital.

Financial Transactions

Gibbons Corporate handles the negotiation, documentation, and closing of financial transactions that include secured and unsecured, leveraged leasing, debt restructuring, commercial lending, syndications, participations, securitizations, and public finance.