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Few law firms have represented more financial institutions in initial public offerings than Bracewell. We handle all phases of an IPO offering, including preparation of the prospectus or offering memorandum, structuring of terms of securities, and obtaining clearance from the SEC and other regulatory bodies. We also represent underwriters and placement agents in such financings, assisting with disclosure documents and due diligence preparations.

After IPO completion, we assist clients with a variety of follow-on offerings such as:

  • Public debt issues
  • Hybrid securities offerings backed by mortgages and other financial assets
  • Shelf registration statements (universal shelf and acquisition shelf filings)
  • Private placements with resale registration statements (PIPE transactions)
  • Rule 144A offerings (with S-4 exchange offers).

We also help financial institution clients raise capital through private offerings of equity, debt, and convertible and preferred securities. Our attorneys enjoy excellent working relationships with national, regional, foreign and boutique investment banking firms — relationships we regularly provide on behalf of our clients.