Colin J. Diamond is Co-Chair of the global Securities and Capital Markets practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office.
Colin advises issuers and underwriters on a broad range of U.S. and international capital markets transactions, including registered equity offerings, private placements and convertible bond offerings, He has worked on 30 completed IPOs in the last 10 years. His experience includes playing a leading role in the IPOs of Visa and Saudi Aramco, each the largest IPO globally at the time. Colin also advises public companies at critical times in their life cycles on their obligations and options. His practice includes advice on the full range of U.S. securities laws, including proxy statements, SEC no-action letters, and ongoing reporting requirements.
Colin also has significant experience advising on the securities law aspects of Chapter 11 and other restructuring matters.
Chambers USA, Band 3, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States
Chamber USA, Band 1, Israel Corporate/M&A: International Firms
- Ormat Technologies in connection with its $375 million in connection with its offering of 2.50% senior convertible notes due 2027 and related capped call transactions, and in connection with a $330 million registered offering of common stock by a selling stockholder.
- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. in connection with its relisting on Nasdaq following emergence from Chapter 11 and concurrent registered offering raising $1.3 billion for selling shareholders.
- Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Allen & Company LLC as managing bookrunners, on Lemonade, Inc.'s US$367 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Lemonade offers a range of insurance products in the United States and Europe.
- Varonis Systems, Inc., a cybersecurity company, in connection with its $253 million offering of 1.25% convertible notes due 2025 and related capped call transactions.
- Saudi Aramco in connection with its US$29.4 billion IPO on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), which was the world's largest IPO in history. The underwriting syndicate consisted of 25 underwriters, led by Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, NCB Capital and Samba Capital.
- Tufin Software Technologies, a provider of policy management software, in its $124 million IPO and listing on the NYSE. Subsequently represented Tufin in connection with its $72 million secondary offering. JPMorgan, Barclays and Jefferies acted as Joint Bookrunners.
- Visa in connection with its US$19.3 billion IPO and listing on the NYSE. The IPO was the largest in history at the time.
- ReWalk Robotics, a medical device company that is developing and commercializing exoskeletons that allow wheelchair-bound individuals with mobility impairments or other medical conditions the ability to stand and walk again, in connection with its US$36 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq. Barclays and Jefferies acted as Joint Bookrunners.
- NeuroDerm, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing next-generation treatments for central nervous system, or CNS, disorders, in connection with its US$40 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq. Jefferies and Cowen acted as Joint Bookrunners. Subsequently represented NeuroDerm in two additional offerings and, ultimately, in its $1.1 billion sale to Mitsuibishi-Tanabe.
- Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Citibank in the $1.4 billion IPO and listing on Nasdaq of StoneCo., a Brazilian payment systems company. Subsequently represented the underwriters in a follow-on offering by selling shareholders of the company.
- Jefferies, as initial purchaser, in an offerings of $70 million of senior convertible notes by PAR Technology Corporation, a provider of software and hardware solutions to the restaurant industry.
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan in the $600 million IPO and listing on the NYSE of BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. Subsequently represented the underwriters in two follow-on offering by selling shareholders of the company.
- Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Jefferies in the $73 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq of Mimecast, a leading provider of email continuity and security services. Subsequently represented the underwriters in a follow-on offering by selling shareholders of the company.
- CyberArk Software Ltd., a global cyber security company, in connection with its US$99 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq. JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank acted as Joint Bookrunners.
- Luxoft Holdings, a software services company, in its $70 million IPO and listing on the NYSE. UBS, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan acted as Joint Bookrunners. Subsequently represented Luxoft in connection with its $2.0 billion sale to DXC Technology.
- J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank, as Joint Bookrunners, in the US$125 million IPO and listing on Nasdaq of SodaStream International Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems. Subsequently represented the underwriters in connection with a US$260 million follow-on offering. Advised SodaStream on its US$3.2 billion sale to PepsiCo, Inc.
These matters may have been handled prior to joining Paul Hastings.