Jason M. Licht

  • Partner
  • Ejason.licht@lw.com
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
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  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
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  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
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Profile

Jason Licht serves as Global Vice Chair of the Private Equity Finance Practice and as Local Co-Chair of the Corporate Department in the Washington, D.C. office. He regularly represents private equity sponsors, public and private companies, and investment banks in capital markets transactions, particularly initial public offerings and acquisition financings.

Mr. Licht represents clients through a full spectrum of financings and corporate transactions, from acquisition to exit, including:

  • Acquisition financings
  • Initial public offerings
  • Equity and debt offerings, including high yield offerings
  • Public company representation
  • Governance matters
  • Liability management transactions
  • Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) IPOs and acquisition transactions

As a nationally recognized capital markets lawyer, Mr. Licht helps clients across industries and across borders to execute their transactions efficiently and effectively. He provides seasoned advice drawn from a sophisticated understanding of the perspectives of all parties in capital markets and finance transactions, and from his extensive experience advising public and private companies on a wide range of issues.

Experience

Mr. Licht's representative matters include:

Initial Public Offerings:

  • Life Time Group Holdings (US$730 million)
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Holdings (US$1.485 billion)
  • Atotech Limited (US$498 million)
  • Zoominfo Technologies (US$1.07 billion)
  • Supernova Partners Acquisition Company (US$402 million)
  • Certara (US$768 million)
  • PPD (US$1.8 billion)
  • Capitol Investment Corp. V (US$345 million)
  • PQ Group Holdings (US$508 million)
  • Blue Buffalo Pet Products (US$778 million)
  • Axalta Coating Systems (US$975 million)
  • Allison Transmission Holdings (US$690 million)
  • CommScope Holdings (US$576 million)
  • Wesco Aircraft Holdings (US$315 million)
  • MultiPackaging Solutions (US$246 million)
  • K2M Group Holdings (US$147 million)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (US$273 million)
  • Mako Surgical (US$51 million)
  • Vitamin Shoppe (US$154 million)
Private Equity Transactions:
  • The Carlyle Group in numerous acquisition financings and securities offerings, including in the acquisitions of Standard Aero, Nouryon, Atotech, Veritas, Acosta, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Axalta, NBTY, Sequa Corporation, and Open Solutions
  • Genstar in the financing for its acquisition of BBB Industries
  • One Rock in the financing for the acquisition of Nestlé Waters North America and the acquisition of Innocor by FXI Holdings
  • Leonard Green & Partners and Ares Corporate Opportunity Fund in the senior secured second lien notes offering to finance the acquisition of Press Ganey
  • Ares and Leonard Green & Partners in the senior notes offering for CHG Healthcare
  • Advantage Solutions in its US$775 million senior secured notes offering in connection with its merger with Conyers Park II Acquisition, a publicly traded SPAC
  • GTCR in the offering of senior notes to finance the acquisition of AssuredPartners
  • Cinven in the senior secured second lien notes offering to finance the acquisition of Jaggaer
  • Leonard Green & Partners in the financing for its acquisition of SRS Distribution
  • Ares Management and another investor in the senior notes and senior PIK toggle notes to finance the acquisition of Neiman Marcus Group
  • BC Partners and The Carlyle Group in the senior notes offering to finance the acquisition of Accudyne
  • KKR in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Capital Safety
  • Platinum Equity and Nesco in the offering of senior secured second lien notes
  • The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman in the senior notes offering to finance the acquisition of Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)
  • The Carlyle Group and Onex Corporation in the senior notes offerings to finance the acquisition of Allison Transmission Holdings

Select Debt Transactions:

  • CoStar Group in its US$1 billion senior notes offering
  • SierraCol Energy in its US$600 million senior notes offering
  • Life Time in its US$925 million and US$475 million senior notes offerings
  • Veritas US in its US$1 billion and US$750 million senior notes offerings
  • The initial purchasers in Johnson Controls’ €1.0 billion and US$625 million senior notes offerings
  • Axalta Coating Systems in its US$700 million and US$500 million senior notes offerings
  • The initial purchases in ZoomInfo’s US$350 million senior notes offering and US$500 million sustainability-linked senior notes
  • Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics in its US$675 million and US$400 million senior notes offerings
  • The initial purchasers in PPD’s US$1.2 billion senior notes offering

Thought Leadership

  • The Latham US IPO Guide -  June 30, 2021
  • COVID-19: Due Diligence Considerations for M&A Transactions -  May 13, 2020
  • Navigating Debt Repurchases – What You Need to Know -  March 24, 2020
  • Declining Market Capitalizations and the Impairment of Goodwill -  February 10, 2009
Recommended for his Capital Markets and Transactional Telecoms & Broadcast practices.The Legal 500 US 2014-2021
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Education
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
  • BBA, College of William & Mary, 1999
Industries
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Private Equity Finance