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D. Scott Bennett

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA


Scott Bennett is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. His practice primarily focuses on representing issuers and investment banking firms in connection with public and private offerings of securities, as well as representing corporate clients in mergers and acquisitions.

Representative capital markets and syndicated loan transactions include representing:

  • the underwriters in connection with the $663 million registered offering of common units of Phillips 66 Partners LP;
  • Qualcomm Incorporated in connection with its $10 billion debut registered debt offering and the establishment of its $4 billion commercial paper program;
  • the underwriters in connection with the $500 million registered senior debt offering and the $230 million registered offering of common units of MPLX LP, and the agents in connection with the establishment of a $500 million at-the-market program;
  • JB y Compañía, S.A. de C.V. (Jose Cuervo) in connection with its $500 million 144A/Reg. S senior debt offering;
  • GasLog Ltd. in connection with its $116 million and $172 million registered offerings of common shares and its $100 million registered offering of series A cumulative redeemable perpetual preference shares;
  • Weyerhaeuser Company in connection with its split-off exchange offer related to the merger of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company with a subsidiary of TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction and the related $900 million 144A/Reg. S senior notes offering of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company;
  • the underwriters in connection with the $1.1 billion senior debt offering of AmerisourceBergen Corporation; LizAnn Eisen Chairs, and Scott Bennett Speaks at, PLI’s Securities Offerings Conference
  • GasLog Partners LP, a master limited partnership, in connection with its $203 million initial public offering of common units and its $160 million secondary offering of common units;
  • the initial purchasers in connection with the $225 million 144A/Reg. S high-yield senior secured debt offering of Waterjet Holdings, Inc. to finance its acquisition of Flow International Corporation;
  • Grupo Gigante S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with $343 million and MXN 4.438 billion of credit facilities to finance its $690 million acquisition of Office Depot, Inc.’s 50% joint venture interest in Office Depot de Mexico S.A. de C.V., and a subsequent $350 million 144/Reg. S high-yield senior debt offering of Office Depot de Mexico;
  • the underwriters in connection with the $874 million registered common stock offering of Darling International Inc.; 
  • the initial purchasers in connection with the $300 million 144A/Reg. S. senior debt offering of Allegion US Holding Company Inc.;
  • the underwriters in connection with the $89 million initial public offering of common stock of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc.; 
  • the agent in connection with a $700 million PIK holdco bridge loan provided to Bausch & Lomb Holdings Incorporated; 
  • the initial purchasers in connection with the $2 billion 144A/Reg. S high-yield senior secured and senior unsecured debt offering of Reynolds Group Issuer LLC, Reynolds Group Issuer Inc. and Reynolds Group Issuer (Luxembourg) S.A.; 
  • the initial purchasers in connection with the $2.5 billion 144A/Reg. S high-yield senior debt offering of Novelis Inc.;
  • the initial purchasers in connection with the $425 million 144A/Reg. S high-yield senior secured debt offering of Diamond Resorts Corporation; and
  • Symetra Financial Corporation in its $420 million initial public offering of common stock.

Mr. Bennett has also been involved in many complex and high profile M&A transactions which include representing:

  • the independent directors of JDA Software Group in the $2 billion leveraged buyout of JDA by affiliates of New Mountain Capital; 
  • White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. in the $1 billion sale of its Esurance and Answer Financial businesses to The Allstate Corporation; 
  • Genpact Limited in its $550 million acquisition of Headstrong Corporation; and
  • Time Warner Inc. in its spin-off of AOL.

Mr. Bennett has been recognized for his work in the capital markets arena by The Legal 500 United States from 2014 through 2016; The Legal 500 Latin America in 2015 and 2016; IFLR1000 in 2016 and 2017; and Super Lawyers in 2016. He also has been recognized as a leading practitioner in mergers and acquisitions by The Legal 500 Latin America in 2016.

Mr. Bennett was born in Sarasota, Florida. He received a B.A. in Economics from Duke University in 2002.

Mr. Bennett received a J.D. with High Honors from Emory University in 2006 where he was valedictorian, a notes and comments editor of the Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He joined Cravath in 2006 and became a partner in 2014. 

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Education

J.D. Emory University Law School, 2006, James Colson Scholar;

B.A. Duke University, 2002

Professional Recognition

IFLR1000

  • Banking ­ US (2017, 2016)
  • Capital Markets: Debt and Equity ­ US (2017, 2016)
  • Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt ­ US (2017, 2016)

The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Capital Markets – Latin America: International Firms (2016, 2015)
  • Corporate and M&A – Latin America: International Firms (2016)

The Legal 500 US

  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Offerings (2016, 2014)
  • Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2015, 2014)
  • Capital Markets: Global Offerings (2014)
  • Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt Offerings (2015)
  • Technology: Transactional (2016)

Super Lawyers - Rising Stars - New York

  • Securities & Corporate Finance (2016)

EXTRAS

LizAnn Eisen Chairs, and Scott Bennett Speaks at, PLI’s 2016 Securities Offerings Conference

LizAnn Eisen Chairs, and Scott Bennett Speaks at, PLI’s Securities Offerings Conference

D. Scott Bennett is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How it is Done, Monday, March 06, 2017
Important Financial Statements, Accounting Disclosures and Key Securities Offering Documentation - Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How it is Done, Monday, March 06, 2017
Working Effectively with the SEC: Preparing Your Registration Statement - Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How it is Done, Monday, March 06, 2017
Introduction to the Law of Securities Offerings - Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How it is Done, Monday, March 06, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Statutory Arrangement for Public and Private Securities Offerings Under the Securities Act of 1933 (December 1, 2015) - Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How It Is Done, Monday, March 06, 2017
“JOBS Act 2.0” Amendments to the Securities Laws (December 14, 2015) - Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How It Is Done, Monday, March 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Introduction to the Law of Securities Offerings - Introduction to the Law of Securities Offerings , Monday, March 06, 2017
Working Effectively with the SEC: Preparing Your Registration Statement - Working Effectively with the SEC: Preparing Your Registration Statement , Monday, March 06, 2017
Important Financial Statements, Accounting Disclosures and Key Securities Offering Documentation - Important Financial Statements, Accounting Disclosures and Key Securities Offering Documentation , Monday, March 06, 2017
Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process, Monday, March 06, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Important Financial Statements, Accounting Disclosures and Key Securities Offering Documentation - Important Financial Statements, Accounting Disclosures and Key Securities Offering Documentation , Monday, March 06, 2017
Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process, Monday, March 06, 2017
Introduction to the Law of Securities Offerings - Introduction to the Law of Securities Offerings , Monday, March 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process, Monday, March 06, 2017
Introduction to the Law of Securities Offerings - Introduction to the Law of Securities Offerings , Monday, March 06, 2017
Working Effectively with the SEC: Preparing Your Registration Statement - Working Effectively with the SEC: Preparing Your Registration Statement , Monday, March 06, 2017
Important Financial Statements, Accounting Disclosures and Key Securities Offering Documentation - Important Financial Statements, Accounting Disclosures and Key Securities Offering Documentation , Monday, March 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How it is Done, Friday, March 10, 2017, New York, NY
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