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Byron B. Rooney

Byron B. Rooney

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Byron B. Rooney
PARTNER

Mr. Rooney is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Capital Markets Group. He represents both corporate and financial institution clients across a broad range of capital markets transactions, including IPOs and other equity offerings, and investment-grade, high-yield and convertible debt financings. His practice includes advising U.S. public companies on general corporate, securities law and governance matters. Mr. Rooney has experience across a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, technology, financial, retail and general industrials.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Rooney’s recent experience includes the following representations:

IPOs

  • The underwriters in connection with the IPOs of MRC Global and Vantiv
  • Cobalt International Energy and Kosmos Energy in connection with their IPOs
  • The U.S. Treasury in connection with the “re-IPO” of AIG

OTHER EQUITY OFFERINGS

  • The underwriters in connection with follow-on or secondary offerings by Centene, Cubic, General Motors, MRC Global, Vantiv and Virtusa
  • Cobalt International Energy and Kosmos Energy in connection with multiple equity offerings

INVESTMENT- AND HIGH-GRADE DEBT

  • The initial purchasers in connection with investment-grade debt offerings by KKR and high-grade debt offerings by General Motors
  • ExxonMobil and FedEx in connection with their investment-grade debt offerings

HIGH-YIELD DEBT

  • The initial purchasers in connection with high-yield debt offerings by DPL, DS Services, Ipreo Holdings, Michael Foods, NXP and Prospect Mortgage
  • Kosmos Energy in connection with its high-yield debt offering

CONVERTIBLE DEBT

  • The underwriters in connection with a convertible debt offering by AMAG Pharmaceuticals
  • Cobalt International Energy and MercadoLibre in connection with their convertible debt offerings

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • LL.B., Bond University Faculty of Law, 2005
    • First Class Honours
  • B.Com., Finance, Bond University, 2005
  • LL.M., Boston University School of Law, 2006

Professional History

  • Partner, 2014
  • Associate, 2006-2014
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