Michael W. Benjamin

Partner
New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
Profile Experience

Michael Benjamin, Co-Chair of the Retail & Consumer Products Industry Group, represents issuers and investment banks in a broad range of public and private transactions.

Mr. Benjamin has built a leading capital markets practice spanning high yield and investment grade debt offerings, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, leveraged buyouts, cross-border securities offerings, and liability management transactions. Mr. Benjamin also advises US and international corporations on corporate governance and general corporate matters. He has worked on transactions in a range of industries, including healthcare, media and telecommunications, technology, mining and metals, general industrials, and consumer retail products.

 

Mr. Benjamin’s experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters on the IPO of DigitalOcean
  • Sizzling Platter in its offering of senior secured notes
  • Goldman Sachs as lead underwriter on the IPO of PetCo
  • Bank of America as lead underwriter in shares of common stock for Freshpet
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with the block trade of common shares of Option Care Health
  • Represent Sycamore Partners in its loan to Express
  • Represent Sycamore Partners in the restructuring of its investment in Belk
  • Bank of America as lead initial purchaser on a senior secured notes offering for Park Hotels & Resorts
  • SunTrust as lead initial purchaser on a senior notes offering for Molina Healthcare
  • Bank of America as lead underwriter of proposed restructuring of J.Crew Group and MadeWell, a TPG company
  • Goldman Sachs on multiple financings for Big River Steel, a TPG company
  • Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners on multiple corporate transactions
  • Euro Garages on multiple acquisitions and related financings
  • Bandwidth.com on its convertible notes offering
  • Bank of America as lead initial purchaser on a convertible notes offering for Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Bank of America as lead initial purchaser on a convertible notes offering for American Eagle Outfitters
  • Carbon38 on multiple financings
  • Livefeather on several corporate transactions
  • Morgan Stanley as lead underwriter of a follow-on offering for SI-Bone
  • Morgan Stanley as lead initial purchaser on a senior secured notes offering for Nordstrom
  • Bank of America as lead underwriter on the IPO of CannTrust Holdings
  • Leggett and Platt on multiple financings for its acquisition of Elite Comfort Solutions, from Arsenal Capital Partners
  • Bank of America in connection with the IPO of YETI and in its 2019 follow-on offering
  • Bandwidth in connection with its IPO and follow-on offerings
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with the IPO of TFI TAB Food Investments (pending)
  • Bank of America in connection with the IPO of Torrid (pending)
  • Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in connection with a senior notes offering
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with the IPO of SI-BONE
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with an offering of senior secured notes by Big River Steel
  • Bank of America and Citigroup Global Markets in connection with the issuance of senior notes by USI to fund its acquisition by KKR
  • Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in connection with an offering of senior notes to fund its acquisition of AWAS
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with an offering of senior notes by Consolidated Energy Limited
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