Tom O’Connor represents clients, including institutional investors, insurance companies, investment funds and other institutional lenders in connection with the acquisition of privately placed debt and equity securities and other secured and unsecured financing transactions involving issuers in the United States and abroad. Tom’s representation of institutional investors includes “mezzanine” and acquisition finance transactions. Tom is experienced with the complex corporate law and intercreditor aspects of mezzanine transactions, both in the United States and abroad, and in connection with the modifications and restructurings of such investments at other points in the business cycle.
Representing institutional investors in numerous domestic and cross-border private placements (both secured and unsecured), including transactions involving Coty, Inc., Henry Schein, First Quality Tissue, Luxfer, The Vitec Group plc, the Messer Group, Croda International plc, The Weir Group, Arriva plc, VastNed Retail, Logica, Northumbrian Water Group, Total Produce plc, Piaggio &C.Sp.A. and FirstGroup plc.
Representing creditors on a range of cross-border workouts and financial restructurings including Quinn Group, Technicolor S.A. (formerly Thomsom S.A), Northgate plc and Connaught plc.
Representing institutional investors in connection with subordinated debt and equity investments in connection with leveraged acquisition transactions
Tulane University, 1981, Bachelor of Arts
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 1990, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
England & Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, The Legal 500 UK (2015–2017)
Connecticut Bar Association
American Bar Association
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Order of the Coif