ALYSSA K. CAPLES is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. She has been in the London office since 2010, focusing on international corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Caples was previously based in London in 2005 and 2006. Prior to returning to London, Ms. Caples worked with the Firm’s Corporate Governance and Board Advisory Practice, counseling boards of directors, audit committees and senior management in connection with SEC and internal investigations, shareholder demands, insider trading issues, accounting questions and corporate governance matters.
Ms. Caples’s recent matters include representing an affiliate of the private equity firm Lion Capital in connection with the high yield bridge and bond financing for its acquisition of Picard Groupe, a French frozen food retailer; the initial purchasers in connection with the high yield bridge and bond acquisition financings for GEO Travel Finance, an on-line travel agency company, and Com Hem, Sweden’s largest cable television operator; BAE Systems in connection with its 2011 investment grade bond offering; Kraft Foods in connection with the sale of the assets of its frozen pizza business to Nestlé; CSX Corporation in connection with its proxy contest with two hedge funds and related litigation; and Weyerhaeuser in connection with the sale of its containerboard, packaging and recycling business to International Paper Company.
In 2008, Ms. Caples was seconded to an investment bank where she worked in its equity derivatives department for several months, and in 2010, Ms. Caples spent six months on secondment to a Paris firm.
Ms. Caples is from Ottawa, Canada. She received a B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1997, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2000, where she was a member of the Board of Student Advisors and a Senior Editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy. She joined Cravath in 2000 and became a partner in 2009.