Mark A. Adams’ practice focuses on international capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate law matters.

Much of his practice involves representing issuers and underwriters in IPOs and other public and private debt and equity offerings, including rights offerings and offerings of debt, and convertible, exchangeable and equity-linked securities. His experience includes transactions involving companies in a variety of industries, including the financial services, internet, biotech, telecommunications, technology, oil and gas, and housing sectors.

Mark joined the firm in 1995 and became counsel in 2005. He has been resident in the Paris office since 2008, after having split the first part of his career between New York (1995-1998; 2002-2008) and Paris (1998-2002).

Notable Experience

Initial Public Offerings

  • Neoen, Showroomprivé.com, Worldline, Alrosa,, Helikos (Wendel group SPAC), CFAO, Crédit Agricole, Conversus Capital, NeufCegetel, Wanadoo, Kaufman & Broad, Self Trade, Liberty Surf, Coface, NicOx

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Rights Issues and Other Follow-on Equity Offerings

  • Tikehau Capital, ArcelorMittal, Befimmo,, Technicolor, FNAC, Klépierre

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Debt Capital Markets (Straight Debt, Convertible Debt, Hybrids)

  • Debt offerings for a broad range of issuers including Crédit Agricole Assurances, Crédit Agricole S.A., ArcelorMittal, SES, Alrosa, Vale, Embratel, MetLife, Southern California Edison, CanWest Media, Tech Data, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Thales, CSN, Citigroup Global Markets Holdings Inc., American Express Credit Corp., MBNA Capital D, Harsco, Midway Games, Interpublic Group, Neiman Marcus, St Paul Companies, HCC Insurance Holdings, Citizens Republic Bancorp

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Sovereign Debt Offerings

  • Benin, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria

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  • Conversus Capital in the sale of its private equity portfolio to HarbourVest Structured Solutions II L.P.

  • CVRD in its tender offer for Inco

  • Gensesys in its merger with Vialog

  • Helikos in its acquisition of exceet Group

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