Colin J. Diamond

Partner, New York

Biography

Colin Diamond is “extremely knowledgeable, very thorough and very responsive.”
Chambers USA 2014

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
LLM
New York University School of Law
BA
Pembroke College
University of Cambridge
Languages
English
Hebrew

Experience

Representation of Tufin Software Technologies, a provider of policy management software, in its $124 million IPO and listing on the NYSE. JPMorgan, Barclays and Jefferies acted as Bookrunners.

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.

Publications

Repricing Underwater Stock Options, Selected Issues in Equity Compensation, 15th Ed., National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), 2019, (co-author)