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Mark A. Brod
 

Mark A. Brod

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Mark Brod is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Department, where he concentrates on capital markets transactions involving U.S. and European companies. Mark regularly represents investment banks, companies and SPAC sponsors on IPOs and other equity offerings, PIPE offerings, high yield financings, investment-grade debt offerings and other capital-raising transactions. In addition, he regularly advises clients with respect to SEC matters, corporate governance, U.S. securities laws and general corporate matters. Before returning to our New York office in 2015, Mark was a Partner in our London office. Mark is a frequent author and commenter on SPACs and capital market trends, including being quoted in the Financial Times and The Deal on recent SPAC activity.

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Work Highlights

  • CBRE Acquisition Holdings in its $402.5 million SPAC IPO and de-SPAC business combination with Altus Power, Inc.
  • True Wind Capital and its portfolio company Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp. in its de-SPAC business combination with Rover Group, Inc.
  • True Wind Capital and its portfolio company TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. in its de-SPAC merger with Cellebrite DI Ltd.
  • EJF Acquisition Corp. in its $250 million SPAC IPO and in its announced business combination with Pagaya Technologies Ltd.
  • Green Visor Financial Technology Acquisition Corp. I: issuer’s counsel on its SPAC IPO.
  • The Travelers Companies: issuer’s counsel on $750 million offering of investment grade notes
  • Roche Holdings: underwriters’ counsel on $6 billion offering of debt securities
  • Humana: underwriters’ counsel on investment grade notes raising $3 billion
  • AstraZeneca: underwriters’ counsel on a $7 billion notes offering
  • Iconic Sports Acquisition Corp.: underwriters’ counsel on SPAC IPO
  • Equifax: underwriters’ counsel on $1 billion notes offering
  • Alliant Insurance: initial purchasers’ counsel on $675million high yield offering
  • SunCoke Energy: initial purchaser’s counsel on $500 million secured high yield notes offering
  • Verisk Analytics: underwriters’ counsel on $500 million notes offering
  • KfW: underwriters’ counsel since 2013 on SEC registered offerings of debt securities collectively raising over $50 billion (equivalent) annually
Education
  • Harvard Law School, 2001 J.D.
    Fulbright Scholar (Japan)
  • Duke University, 1996 A.B.
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Associations
  • American Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 2002

Mark is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Department, where he concentrates on capital markets transactions involving U.S. and European companies. Mark regularly represents investment banks, companies and SPAC sponsors on IPOs and other equity offerings, PIPE offerings, high yield financings, investment-grade debt offerings and other capital-raising transactions. In addition, he regularly advises clients with respect to SEC matters, corporate governance, U.S. securities laws and general corporate matters. Before returning to our New York office in 2015, Mark was a Partner in our London office. 

Mark’s recent work involving SPACs includes:

  • CBRE Acquisition Holdings in its $402.5 million SPAC IPO and de-SPAC business combination with Altus Power, Inc.
  • True Wind Capital and its portfolio company Nebula Caravel Acquisition Corp. in its de-SPAC business combination with Rover Group, Inc.
  • True Wind Capital and its portfolio company TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. in its de-SPAC merger with Cellebrite DI Ltd.
  • EJF Acquisition Corp. in its $250 million SPAC IPO and in its announced business combination with Pagaya Technologies Ltd.

Mark is a frequent author and commenter on SPACs and capital market trends, including being quoted in the Financial Times and The Deal on recent SPAC activity. 

Other recent matters on which Mark has worked include:

  • Green Visor Financial Technology Acquisition Corp. I: issuer’s counsel on its SPAC IPO.
  • The Travelers Companies: issuer’s counsel on $750 million offering of investment grade notes
  • Roche Holdings: underwriters’ counsel on $6 billion offering of debt securities
  • Humana: underwriters’ counsel on investment grade notes raising $3 billion
  • AstraZeneca: underwriters’ counsel on a $7 billion notes offering
  • Iconic Sports Acquisition Corp.: underwriters’ counsel on SPAC IPO
  • Equifax: underwriters’ counsel on $1 billion notes offering
  • Alliant Insurance: initial purchasers’ counsel on $675million high yield offering
  • SunCoke Energy: initial purchaser’s counsel on $500 million secured high yield notes offering
  • Verisk Analytics: underwriters’ counsel on $500 million notes offering
  • KfW: underwriters’ counsel since 2013 on SEC registered offerings of debt securities collectively raising over $50 billion (equivalent) annually

Mark received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University. Mark was a Fulbright Scholar in Osaka, Japan. Mark is admitted to practice in New York.

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