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Sung Bum Cho
 

Sung Bum Cho

Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
Email:
Phone: +1-212-455-2226
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Based in Simpson Thacher’s New York office, Sung Bum Cho is Counsel in the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. He represents issuers and underwriters on a broad range of securities transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary and follow-on equity offerings and various debt offerings. He also regularly advises clients with respect to securities laws and general corporate matters. Sung was a regulator at the Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea prior to joining Simpson Thacher.

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Work Highlights
  • ZoomInfo in its $1.07 billion IPO, secondary offerings totaling more than $1.2 billion and other general corporate matters
  • Underwriters in CommScope’s $577 million IPO and follow-on offerings totaling more than $2.2 billion
  • Refinitiv in its $2.8 billion secured and unsecured notes and €1.2 billion euro-denominated secured and unsecured notes offerings in connection with its spin-off from Thomson Reuters and concurrent acquisition by Blackstone
  • Underwriters in Berkshire Hathaway’s inaugural ¥430 billion yen-denominated bond offering, FedEx’s €3 billion euro-denominated notes offering and Wal-Mart Stores’ ¥430 billion yen-denominated debt offering
  • Dealer managers in Ascent Resources’ exchange offer of $856.7 million of notes for new term loans and new unsecured notes and in the subsequent cash tender offer by certain affiliates of Ascent Resources
  • PPL Corporation in its Reverse Morris Trust transaction to form Talen Energy Corporation, and PPL Energy Supply in its $600 million senior notes offering
Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law, 2011 J.D.
    cum laude; Managing Editor, Journal of International Law and Business
  • Seoul National University School of Law, 1998 Bachelor of Laws
Admissions
  • New York 2012

Based in Simpson Thacher’s New York office, Sung Bum Cho is Counsel in the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. He represents issuers and underwriters on a broad range of securities transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary and follow-on equity offerings and various debt offerings. He also regularly advises clients with respect to securities laws and general corporate matters. Sung was a regulator at the Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea prior to joining Simpson Thacher.

Sung has advised:

  • ZoomInfo in its $1.07 billion IPO, secondary offerings totaling more than $1.2 billion and other general corporate matters
  • Underwriters in CommScope’s $577 million IPO and follow-on offerings totaling more than $2.2 billion
  • Refinitiv in its $2.8 billion secured and unsecured notes and €1.2 billion euro-denominated secured and unsecured notes offerings in connection with its spin-off from Thomson Reuters and concurrent acquisition by Blackstone
  • Underwriters in Berkshire Hathaway’s inaugural ¥430 billion yen-denominated bond offering, FedEx’s €3 billion euro-denominated notes offering and Walmart Stores’ ¥430 billion yen-denominated debt offering
  • Dealer managers in Ascent Resources’ exchange offer of $856.7 million of notes for new term loans and new unsecured notes and in the subsequent cash tender offer by certain affiliates of Ascent Resources
  • PPL Corporation in its Reverse Morris Trust transaction to form Talen Energy Corporation, and PPL Energy Supply in its $600 million senior notes offering
  • Surge Energy in its inaugural $700 million high yield bond offering
  • Initial purchasers in Alimentation Couche-Tard’s inaugural $2.5 billion U.S. bond offering and subsequent $900 million U.S. bond offering
  • Initial purchasers in Veritas’ $1.2 billion secured and unsecured notes and €262 million euro-denominated secured notes offerings in connection with its acquisition by Carlyle
  • ExteNet Systems in its inaugural $443 million securitization transaction
  • Underwriters in BRP’s Canadian IPO and secondary offerings as special U.S. counsel

Sung received his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in 2011, where he was the Managing Editor of the Journal of International Law and Business. He earned a Bachelor of Laws from Seoul National University School of Law in 1998. Sung is admitted to practice in New York. 

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