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Lia Toback
 

Lia Toback

Senior Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2143
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice, Lia Toback focuses on corporate finance transactions and represents both issuers and investment banks on initial public offerings, high yield financings, debt restructurings, liability management transactions, equity-linked offerings and other domestic and international capital raising transactions. 

Lia has a particular focus in offerings of equity-linked securities, such as optional and mandatory convertible and exchangeable debt and preferred stock.

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Work Highlights
  • Sirius XM Holdings in connection with multiple Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings by its subsidiary, Sirius XM Radio, totaling more than $12.5 billion since 2013 
  • Community Health Systems in connection with multiple debt restructurings and high yield secured debt offerings totaling approximately $12.9 billion
  • The investment banks or issuers in convertible notes and/or convertible preferred offerings of KKR, Carnival Corporation, Shift4 Payments, TechTarget, Boston Scientific and Essential Utilities
  • GFL in connection with its IPO of subordinate voting shares and its concurrent public offering of 6% tangible equity units
  • Change Healthcare in connection with its IPO of common stock and its concurrent public offering of 6% tangible equity units
Education
  • George Washington University Law School, 2007 J.D.
    magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2004 B.A.
    magna cum laude
Admissions
  • New York 2008

Lia Toback is Senior Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s New York office and a member of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. Lia focuses on corporate finance transactions, and has represented both issuers and investment banks on initial public offerings, high yield financings, debt restructurings, liability management transactions, equity-linked offerings and other domestic and international capital raising transactions. Lia has a particular focus in offerings of equity-linked securities, such as optional and mandatory convertible and exchangeable debt and preferred stock.

Representative transactions on which Lia has worked include:

  • Sirius XM Holdings in connection with multiple Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings by its subsidiary, Sirius XM Radio, totaling more than $12.5 billion since 2013;
  • Community Health Systems in connection with multiple debt restructurings and high yield secured debt offerings totaling approximately $12.9 billion;
  • The investment banks or issuers in convertible notes and/or convertible preferred offerings of KKR, Carnival Corporation, Shift4 Payments, TechTarget, Boston Scientific and Essential Utilities;
  • GFL in connection with its IPO of subordinate voting shares and its concurrent public offering of 6% tangible equity units;
  • Change Healthcare in connection with its IPO of common stock and its concurrent public offering of 6% tangible equity units; and
  • Centerbridge Partners, GenNx360, the Wychwood Trust and certain of their affiliates in their capacities as the equityholders and the largest secured and unsecured creditors in the global financial restructuring of the syncreon Group B.V.

Lia has also advised on the capital markets aspects of major deals including SiriusXM’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Pandora and K2M’s $1.4 billion acquisition by Stryker Corporation. Lia received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, and her J.D. from George Washington University, magna cum laude, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. She is admitted to practice in New York.

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