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Christodoulos Kaoutzanis

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1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0445

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A partner in the Corporate Department, Chris Kaoutzanis is a member of the Capital Markets Group. Chris advises financial sponsors and issuers on public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, leveraged finance transactions and general corporate and securities law matters.

Chris has experience representing financial sponsors and issuers, including prominent international shipping companies, gaming companies and home security companies, in initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, secured and unsecured credit transactions, and disclosure and corporate governance matters.


Chris’s recent transactions include representing:

  • Apollo Global Management in its investment grade debt offerings, registered preferred equity offerings, a $300 million fixed-rate resettable subordinated notes offering, $11 billion merger with Athene and a $1.75 billion highly structured preferred equity investment in food and drug retailer Albertsons Companies
  • ADT in its 144A high-yield and investment grade debt offerings, $1.47 billion initial public offering, follow-on public offering, in a $450 million PIPE investment from Google in connection with the companies’ establishment of a long-term commercial partnership to create the next generation of smart home security offerings and funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management in a $1.2 billion equity investment by State Farm in ADT
  • Amazon in its $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical and $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot
  • PlayAGS in its initial public offering and follow-on public offerings
  • Carnival Corporation & plc in its offering of 144A convertible notes
  • Rocket Companies in its $2 billion initial public offering and $4 billion investment grade debt offerings
  • Driven Brands in follow-on public offerings
  • General Electric in its reorganization through spin-offs into separate publicly traded aviation, healthcare and energy companies
  • GE Heathcare in its $8.25 billion debt securities offering and in a debt-for-debt exchange
  • NCL Corporation in its high-yield debt offerings
  • Brooks Automation in the separation of its business into two independent companies

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