Howard A. Kenny focuses on public and private securities offerings, securities regulation, corporate governance, and various business transactions. He counsels clients in a wide variety of industries, including media, retail, life sciences, financial services, and food. He assists clients in capital raisings, IPOs, follow-on and secondary offerings, tender and exchange offers, and acquisitions and sales of businesses.
Howard has represented a large number of public and private companies, both US and foreign, in connection with debt offerings of all types, including high-yield debt, convertible debt, and commercial paper.
He also acts as securities disclosure and corporate governance counsel to publicly traded companies. In addition, he advises non-US companies on securities regulation and stock exchange listings in the United States.
2018, 2016, 2014, 2012, and 2010 senior and convertible note offerings by BGC Partners
2018 secondary public offerings of Boot Barn common stock
2017 secondary public offering of Hostess Brands common stock
2017 senior note offering by The Ford Foundation
2017 high yield note offering by Cooke Omega Investments
2017 high yield note offering by Rexnord Corporation
2016 public offering of mandatory convertible preferred stock by Rexnord Corporation
2016 high yield note offering by Tempur Sealy International
2016 senior note offerings by OM Asset Management
2016 and 2013 convertible note offerings by various issuers in the life sciences industry
2015 and 2010 senior note offerings by Cantor Fitzgerald
2015 high yield note offering by client in the international project management and security industry
2015, 2014, and 2013 initial public and secondary offerings of Sprouts Farmers Market common stock
2013, 2012, and 2011 high yield note offerings by various portfolio companies of Apollo Global Management
Pearson’s offerings of more than $4.0 billion of senior notes from 2001
Jefferies Group’s offerings of approximately $5.5 billion of senior notes, convertible notes and common stock from 2002
2012 and 2011 private placements of senior notes to insurance company investors by client in the food industry
2010 high yield note offering by The New York Times Company
2009 private placement of notes and warrants by The New York Times Company to affiliates of Carlos Slim Helù
Dr Pepper Snapple Group 2018 combination with Keurig Green Mountain
Hostess Brands 2016 acquisition by Gores Holdings
The Fresh Market’s 2016 acquisition by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management
The New York Times Company’s purchases and sales of various newspaper, broadcast, internet, and other properties, including, the 2017 sale of its interest in Donohue Malbaie, the 2013 sale of The Boston Globe, the 2012 sales of its Regional Media Group and About Group and its equity investment in the Boston Red Sox
Leading European food company’s establishment of its manufacturing and distribution operations in the United States
Sponsored ADR programs for several European issuers
Ongoing pro bono representation of The Veterans of the Seventh Regiment of New York, and Calvert Impact Capital, Inc.
University of Virginia School of Law, 1984, J.D.
Yale University, 1981, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019)
Listed, BTI Client Service All-Stars (2017)
Noted in The Legal 500 US for Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, Equity Offerings (2014, 2016)