Helena K. Grannis’ practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, particularly capital market transactions, disclosure and corporate governance.

Her work spans numerous industries, including airlines, aviation and aerospace; automotive; consumer products and retail; banking and financial institutions; and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Helena joined the firm in 2000 and became counsel in 2012.

Notable Experience

  • TPG Specialty Lending in its $112 million initial public offering and concurrent $50 million private placement, and in over $230 million of convertible notes offerings.

  • Actavis in its $30 billion three-part offering in connection with its $70.5 billion acquisition of Allergan; in the company’s structured accelerated share repurchase of $10 billion of outstanding shares; and in its concurrent bond offering and tender offer.

  • Honeywell in over $4.5 billion of notes offerings and a concurrent abbreviated cash tender offer, and in its €4 billion Eurobond offering.

  • The carve-out and sale of Surgical Care Affiliates of HealthSouth to TPG, and in its subsequent $270 million initial public offering.

  • Biomet in its proposed initial public offering and Biomet, Blackstone, Goldman Sachs PIA, KKR and TPG in the $13.35 billion sale of Biomet to Zimmer Holdings; and subsequent secondary sales by the consortium.

  • Underwriters in Spirit Airlines’ initial public offering and the initial purchasers on a number of notes offerings by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, totaling more than $5 billion.

  • The Hartford Financial Services Group on multiple high-profile matters, including the $2.5 billion capital investment in The Hartford by Allianz and The Hartford’s $3.3 billion capital raise to repay TARP funds. She also advised on securities regulatory, disclosure and corporate governance matters.

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Selected Activities

  • Member, Committee on Securities Regulation, New York City Bar Association
  • Staff member, United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, 1995 to 1997

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