Colin J. Diamond
Colin Diamond a partner in White & Case's New York office and is chair of the Public Company Advisory Group, concentrating on securities transactions, public mergers and acquisitions and general corporate representations.
Mr. Diamond is recognized as one of the leading legal practitioners in the "Capital Markets: Debt & Equity" categories of the most recent editions of Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and Who's Who Legal. He is also recognized as a Leading Lawyer by US Legal 500 for Finance: Capital Markets – Equity.
Mr. Diamond has significant experience in connection with registered equity offerings, convertible and high yield bond offerings and ADR programs. He has worked on 30 completed IPOs over the last decade. In 2007, he was the lead securities lawyer on the IPO of Visa Inc., then the largest IPO in US history. Mr. Diamond also represents publicly traded companies in complying with their obligations under the US securities laws, including preparation of annual, quarterly and periodic reports, proxy statements and SEC no-action letters on a variety of topics.
Mr. Diamond also works with entrepreneurs and start-up companies and is a partner in White & Case's Emerging Companies practice. In that capacity, he has experience with convertible note and preferred stock financings, as well as with other issues faced by emerging companies.
Representation of 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 homeowners and renters insurance in the United States, and contents and liability insurance in Germany and the Netherlands, through its full-stack insurance carriers.
Representation of Varonis Systems, Inc. in connection with its $253 million offering of 1.25% convertible notes due 2025 and related capped call transactions.
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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.
Represented Saudi Aramco in connection with its US$29.4 billion Initial Public Offering on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), which was the world's largest IPO in history. At listing, Saudi Aramco's valuation was US$1.7 trillion, making it the world's most valuable public company. 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.
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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.
Representation of Visa in connection with its US$19.3 billion IPO and listing on the NYSE. The IPO was the largest in US history.
Repricing Underwater Stock Options, Selected Issues in Equity Compensation, 15th Ed., National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), 2019, (co-author)