Capital Markets

For more than a century, Ropes & Gray has been handling some of the largest, most complex capital markets financings for corporate issuers, leading private equity firms and major investment banks throughout the world.


Ropes & Gray has extensive experience representing corporate issuers, leading private equity firms and major investment banks in all aspects of capital markets financings. For more than a century, we have developed significant experience in all types of initial and follow-on offerings and in private placements. The breadth and depth of our attorneys’ knowledge allow us to effectively manage the capital markets process for our clients. Our practice includes:

  • First-time listings and initial public offerings
  • SPAC IPOs, private investments and deSPAC transactions
  • Follow-on offerings
  • Investment-grade debt offerings
  • High yield debt offerings and acquisition financing
  • Private placements and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings
  • Other exempt offerings, such as bank securities and commercial paper financings
  • Spin-off, split-off and carve-out transactions
  • Liability management transactions, debt exchanges and debt restructurings
  • Structured finance transactions such as asset-backed instruments, credit-linked instruments and CLOs
  • Privatizations
  • Trading, stabilization and other market activity

We draw upon our extensive securities law experience to help clients interact with the SEC, including navigating through SEC, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and disclosure regulations to assure timely and effective offerings.



Representative public company clients include:

  • Akebia Therapeutics 
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Altice SA 
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Cabot Corporation