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Capital Markets

Facilitating funds for growth.

Husch Blackwell’s seasoned team helps issuers, underwriters, fund managers, trustees and investors make sense of the intricacies of the capital markets. We leverage our experience and knowledge across multiple industries to help clients assess all options, comply with financial regulations and advance their strategic objectives.

Our team advises public and private corporations on structuring, negotiating and documenting debt and equity instruments. We represent fund managers on issues such as fund structuring and deployment of investment capital. Our team also represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a variety of debt and equity financings and corporate transactions.

Our guidance to clients in the capital markets sector includes:

  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
  • Equity-based compensation plans
  • Going private transactions
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Primary and secondary securities offerings
  • Stock exchange listings
News Releases | June 3, 2019
Sixteen Husch Blackwell Attorneys Recognized in 2019 IFLR 1000 United States

The 2019 edition of the IFLR 1000 represents the second year IFLR has ranked top financial and corporate law firms and lawyers on a state-by-state basis.

Media Mentions | November 28, 2018
REJournals: The legal loopholes of Opportunity Zones
Media Mentions | October 22, 2018
St. Louis Business Journal: Looking to lower capital gains? Good news, St. Louis lawyers say (log-in required)

Jonathan Giokas and Joe Bredehoft of the firm's Opportunity Zones team weigh in.on new Treasury Department and IRS rules governing how capital gains can be deployed to defer and reduce taxes.

Media Mentions | October 10, 2018
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 10/12/18

The Missouri Bar covers the firm's Opportunity Zones practice.

News Releases | October 4, 2018
New Husch Blackwell Practice Group Focuses on Opportunity Zones

New practice group brings a multidisciplinary approach to assisting clients who wish to invest in the federal Opportunity Zones program.

News Releases | April 19, 2018
Husch Blackwell Launches
Initial Coin Offering Team

The firm’s interdisciplinary, cross-office group of ICO lawyers will address the evolving legal challenges associated with this innovative instrument and capital-raising option.

News Releases | January 24, 2018
Husch Blackwell Welcomes Michael L. Riopel to Milwaukee Office

Michael L. Riopel brings experience with complex financing, real estate, leasing and business transactions to Husch Blackwell.

Testimonial Margaret A. Capper, North Shore Bank

“This diversified firm is full of experts who are professional and easy to work with. They focus on the client need at hand and then partner you with the best resources available to ensure a successful ending.”

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Client Results

Catholic health system borrows $350 million to finance and refinance the cost of hospitals

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