John T. Owen

Partner | New York | (212) 468-8036
(212) 468-8036

I love collaborating with clients to structure transactions – we solve problems together to get the best outcome for their business needs.

John represents issuers and underwriters in complex capital markets transactions, working with issuers in more than 15 countries and representing clients in transactions that have raised in excess of $50 billion in gross proceeds over the last five years.

John’s experience includes offerings of high–yield debt, equity, and equity–linked securities. He has worked with a variety of companies across industries, including life sciences, technology, telecommunications, financial services, and consumer products on capital markets, liability management, and M&A transactions. He is particularly regarded for his work representing issuers and underwriters in cross–border offerings. He has worked on transactions involving a wide range of jurisdictions, including China, France, India, Indonesia, Israel, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

John has extensive experience in a broad range of capital markets transactions, including equity offerings, secured and unsecured high–yield offerings, debt and equity tender offers, and consent solicitations. He also has significant experience advising on capital raising transactions by financial institutions. 

John serves on the board of directors of the Ali Forney Center, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and other services to homeless LGBTQ+ youth in New York City.

Representative Experience (Includes Prior Law Firm Experience)

  • Vonage in its $300 million convertible note offering
  • FTI Consulting in its $316.25 million convertible note offering
  • India–based UPL Limited in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Arysta LifeScience
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets and the other agents in connection with a $500 million senior notes offering by KeyBank
  • J.F. Lehman in its sale of National Response Corporation and Sprint Energy Services to Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III
  • TransDigm Group in its offering of $500 million Senior Subordinated Notes by its UK subsidiary
  • Lodha Developers International in its $125 million bond offering
  • Lodha Developers International in its consent solicitation relating to $200 million of 12% Guaranteed Senior Notes
  • Sprint in connection with its $1.7 billion tender offers for 9.000% Guaranteed Notes and 8.375% Notes
  • Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) and its promoters, BG Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and GAIL (India) Limited, as international counsel in MGL’s initial public offering of 24,694,500 Equity Shares and listing on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India
  • Underwriters in connection with the $231 million public offering of Common Stock by AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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