Howard A. Kenny focuses on capital market offerings of all kinds, public company disclosure and governance, and various business transactions, including public company
M&A and Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) related transactions. He counsels clients in a wide variety of industries, including media, retail, financial services, and food. He assists clients in IPOs, follow-on and secondary stock offerings, public and 144A note offerings, tender and exchange offers, and acquisitions and sales of businesses. He is a member of the firm’s SPAC Task Force.
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.
Various Corporate Matters Including SPAC Related Transactions
23andMe Inc., – 2021 agreement to merge with VG Acquisition Corp. (VGAC), a SPAC sponsored by Virgin Group
FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. – 2021 agreement and plan of reorganization with Payoneer Inc.
Smart & Final – 2019 acquisition by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management
Dr Pepper Snapple Group – 2018 combination with Keurig Green Mountain
Hostess Brands – 2016 combination with Gores Holdings
The Fresh Market – 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 2022 acquisition of The Athletic, 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.
Cantor Fitzgerald – senior notes (2019, 2015 and 2010)
Newmark Group – senior notes (2019)
Hostess Brands – secondary common stock offerings (2019 and 2017)