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Katharine L. Thompson
 

Katharine L. Thompson

Partner
 
900 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 
 
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Based in Washington, D.C., Katharine Thompson is a Partner in the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. Katharine represents corporate issuers, private equity sponsors and underwriters in a wide range of securities offerings, including initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings, as well as spin-offs and high yield and investment grade debt offerings. Katharine also advises clients with regard to ongoing public reporting, compliance and corporate governance matters.

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Work Highlights
  • Represented Bumble in its $2.5 billion IPO and its $1.1 billion secondary offering
  • Represented Change Healthcare in its $928 million IPO and concurrent tangible equity units offering
  • Represented Hilton in a $1.1 billion secondary offering and share repurchase
  • Represented The Carlyle Group in its public offering of 16,000,000 5.875% Series A preferred units, representing $400 million in aggregate liquidation preference
  • Represented Dell Technologies in a $20 billion first lien notes offering and $3.25 billion senior notes offering relating to its acquisition of EMC Corporation
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2013 J.D.
    magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Executive Notes Editor, The Tax Lawyer
  • Georgetown University, 2010 B.A.
    magna cum laude; Georgetown University Big East Female Scholar Athlete of the Year (2010)
Admissions
  • New York 2014
  • District of Columbia 2017

Based in Washington, D.C., Katharine Thompson is a Partner in the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. She represents corporate issuers, private equity sponsors and underwriters in connection with a wide range of securities offerings, including initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings, as well as spin-offs and high yield and investment grade debt offerings. Katharine also advises clients with regard to ongoing public reporting, compliance and corporate governance matters.

Katharine has experience with complex IPOs, including those employing UP-C and other multiple-tier umbrella partnership structures.

Recent examples of Katherine’s work include advising:

  • Bumble in its $2.5 billion IPO and its $1.1 billion secondary offering;
  • Change Healthcare in its $928 million IPO and concurrent tangible equity units offering;
  • Paysafe in its merger with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II;
  • The Carlyle Group on its 2020 corporate conversion;
  • Blackstone on its 2019 corporate conversion;
  • Hilton in a $1.1 billion secondary offering and share repurchase;
  • The Carlyle Group in its public offering of 16,000,000 5.875% Series A preferred units, representing $400 million in aggregate liquidation preference;
  • Dell Technologies in a $20 billion first lien notes offering and $3.25 billion senior notes offering relating to its acquisition of EMC Corporation;
  • The underwriters in the $1.2 billion IPO of US Foods;
  • Mars in its inaugural Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $5 billion of senior notes; and
  • Dover Corporation in the 2018 spin-off of its upstream energy business into a standalone, publicly traded company.

Katharine received her J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an Executive Notes Editor of The Tax Lawyer. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from Georgetown University.

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