ProfessionalsTracey A. Zaccone
A partner in the Corporate Department and head of our Hybrid Capital Practice, Tracey is also a member of the Capital Markets and Finance groups. Tracey advises public and privately held companies in connection with a wide range of capital raising transactions, including complex private capital and hybrid and convertible investments, initial public offerings and high yield debt transactions; private equity funds in connection with leveraged acquisitions, investments and mezzanine financings; and underwriters and investors in connection with public and private debt and equity transactions, including PIPE transactions. Long recognized as one of the United States’ leading capital markets lawyer by The Legal 500, Tracey was recently shortlisted for the 2021 Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards in the Best in Capital Markets – Debt category and is recognized as one of Lawdragon’s "500 Leading Dealmakers."
Tracey has experience structuring and executing the most complex securities offerings such as hybrid or structured mezzanine financings, including preferred instruments, convertible preferred stock and convertible debt transactions, as well as high yield offerings, structured PIPE transactions and registered direct offerings. She also has extensive experience with debt restructuring transactions and has represented a number of clients in connection with consent solicitations, exchange offers and tender offers. Tracey routinely advises clients as well as boards of directors with respect to corporate governance matters as well as NYSE and NASDAQ compliance matters.
Tracey’s notable recent engagements include a number of engagements for Apollo Global Management and its portfolio companies including Apollo in connection with its merger with Athene Holding, ADT Inc. in connection with its initial public offering, high yield and other debt transactions, and numerous other transactions; as well as for Oak Hill Advisors, The Carlyle Group, Hill Path Capital and HPS Partners in a variety of hybrid capital and other complex transactions. Tracey has also advised SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in connection with multiple high yield offerings and various other capital markets matters; and Carnival Corporation in connection with various complex pandemic-related debt and equity transactions; and various SPAC representations, including PIPE transactions.
Tracey has advised Apollo Global Management and its portfolio companies on a vast range of leveraged finance as well as other capital markets matters, including Apollo’s debt and equity investments into Cimpress, Albertsons and Hertz; acquisitions of W.R Grace, Verizon Media and Athene Holding; debt offering for Aspen Insurance Holding; and sale of Diamond Resorts International to Hilton Grand Vacations. Tracey has notable experience in the energy sector, including in connection with Apollo’s investments in Talos Energy, Jupiter Resources and Double Eagle Energy Holdings. She also has substantial experience in restructuring matters, including notable representations in connection with the Guitar Center, Diamond Offshore, CEVA Group and CIT Group restructurings.