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Byron B. Rooney
Partner

Mr. Rooney is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Capital Markets Group. He represents both corporate and financial institution clients across a broad range of capital markets transactions, including private placements, IPOs and other equity offerings, and investment-grade, high-yield and convertible debt financings. His practice includes advising U.S. and foreign public companies on general corporate, securities law and governance matters, and public and private companies and financial investors in connection with liability management and debt restructuring transactions. Mr. Rooney has experience across a variety of sectors, including technology, financial, oil and gas, retail and general industrials.

Work Highlights

Mr. Rooney’s recent experience includes the following representations:

IPOs
  • The underwriters in connection with the IPOs of First Data, MRC Global and Vantiv
  • Cobalt International Energy and Kosmos Energy in connection with their IPOs
  • The U.S. Treasury in connection with the “re-IPO” of AIG
OTHER EQUITY OFFERINGS
  • The underwriters in connection with follow-on or secondary offerings by AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Centene, Cubic, General Motors, Michael Kors, MRC Global, Vantiv and Virtusa
  • Cobalt International Energy and Kosmos Energy in connection with multiple equity offerings
  • The issuers and placement agents in connection with numerous pre-IPO private placements
INVESTMENT- AND HIGH-GRADE DEBT
  • The initial purchasers in connection with investment-grade debt offerings by KKR and high-grade debt offerings by General Motors
  • ExxonMobil and FedEx in connection with their investment-grade debt offerings
HIGH-YIELD DEBT
  • The initial purchasers in connection with high-yield debt offerings by DPL, DS Services, Huntington Ingalls, Ipreo Holdings, Michael Foods, NXP and Prospect Mortgage
  • Kosmos Energy in connection with multiple high-yield debt offering
CONVERTIBLE DEBT
  • The underwriters in connection with convertible debt offerings by AMAG Pharmaceuticals, BroadSoft and SunPower 
  • Cobalt International Energy and MercadoLibre in connection with their convertible debt offerings
LIABILITY MANAGEMENT AND DEBT RESTRUCTURINGs
  • Transactions concerning multiple companies, including Arch Coal, Exxon Mobil, Huntington Ingalls, NXP, Photronics, Sandridge, TRW and Venoco

Recognition

  • Law360 – “Rising Star: Capital Markets,” 2016

Professional History

  • Partner, 2014-present
  • Associate, 2006-2014

Contact

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    10017
    P: +1 212 450 4658
    F: +1 212 701 5658

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • LL.B., Bond University Faculty of Law, 2005
    • First Class Honours
  • B.Com., Finance, Bond University, 2005
  • LL.M., Boston University School of Law, 2006