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Dan Gibbons


Advises issuers and financial institutions on all forms of capital markets transactions, as well as novel digital asset matters.

Dan represents corporate and financial institution clients in a wide variety of public and private capital-raising transactions, including IPOs, private placements and other equity raises; investment-grade, high-yield and convertible debt issuance; and various leveraged finance transactions. His practice also focuses on general corporate matters, including strategic transactions, corporate governance, SEC reporting and securities law compliance.

Dan’s transactional practice spans industries including fintech and digital assets, tech, consumer retail, technology, industrials and energy.

He also counsels a broad spectrum of clients – including leading stablecoin issuers, trading platforms, asset managers and other financial services providers – on numerous digital asset matters, often advising on the securities law compliance of novel products and innovative financial technologies.

Experience highlights

Selected Representations
  • Robinhood $2.1 billion IPO
  • Grayscale Bitcoin Trust approved as world’s largest bitcoin ETF
  • Circle on multiple commercial transactions, including:
    • Partnership with Nubank to extend access to its USDC stablecoin to Brazilian Nubank customers
    • Launch of USDC smart contract enabling transfers of BlackRock’s tokenized BUIDL fund over the Ethereum Network
  • Soho House $420 million IPO
  • StoneX Group $550 million senior secured notes offering
  • MicroStrategy $800 million and $603.75 million convertible notes offerings
  • Galaxy Digital on various transactions, including:
    • $500 million exchangeable notes offering
    • C$169.4 million ordinary shares offering
    • Proposed domestication to the US and Nasdaq listing
  • Clarivate $6.8 billion acquisition of CPA Global and $5.3 billion acquisition of ProQuest
  • Delta Air Lines $9 billion SkyMiles secured financings
  • ExxonMobil on various offerings totaling over $40 billion of senior notes
Other Experience Highlights

IPOs and Other Equity Offerings

  • AC Immune, Affimed, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Clarivate, Clear Channel, Flexion Therapeutics, General Motors, Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Hostess Brands, Orion Engineered Carbons, Patheon, Red Rock Resorts, Wabtec, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services

Investment-Grade and Convertible Debt

  • Avaya, ExxonMobil, Flexion Therapeutics, Galaxy Digital, General Motors, GM Financial, Horace Mann Educators, KKR, Lennox International, OmniCell, Parsons, Semtech, Trimble, W.W. Grainger, Workiva, World Wrestling Entertainment

High-Yield Debt and Liability Management

  • Acadia Healthcare, Avaya, ATI Physical Therapy, Bombardier, Caesars, Clarivate, Clear Channel, Dun & Bradstreet, Kontoor Brands, Federal Express,  iHeart Communications, JW Aluminum, Hilton, Hovnanian, Medallion Financial, Party City, PetSmart, PL Developments, Shutterfly, SPX FLOW, Station Casinos, Trinity Industries, Wabash National
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J.D., New York University School of Law
B.S., Statistics, George Washington University
  • summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University Honors Program

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2014

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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