Holt Goddard | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Holt Goddard
Holt Goddard

Holt Goddard

Partner, New York

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Holt advises clients on a range of securities offerings and other capital markets transactions.

He has significant experience in guiding clients through the legal intricacies and challenges of major capital markets transactions. From structuring through to execution, Holt has helped numerous clients to realize their ambitions for growth.

He has also represented both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, as well as follow-on and secondary equity offerings. In addition, Holt has represented issuers and initial purchasers in offerings of both high-yield and investment grade debt.

Clients benefit from Holt's wide-ranging sector knowledge, in industries as diverse as entertainment, financial services, media, shipping and retail. International in outlook and approach, he has been involved in transactions for issuers headquartered in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Holt's track record and reputation have attracted a client portfolio which includes some of the world's best known financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Credit Suisse.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law
  • MBA, Yale University School of Management
  • BS, University of Florida


  • English


Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse

Representation of Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse in the US$950 million initial equity offering by Apollo Global Management. The offering was a global private placement of equity with registration rights.

UBS, Jefferies and Deutsche Bank

Representation of UBS, Jefferies and Deutsche Bank in the US$260 million IPO by SFX Entertainment, Inc., a producer of live events and entertainment content focused on electronic music culture.

Credit Suisse and TD Securities

Representation of Credit Suisse and TD Securities in the US$1.1 billion IPO of TD Waterhouse, a leading on-line broker.

MIH Limited

Representation of MIH Limited, a South African pay television provider, in its US$170 million IPO.

UBS and Bear Stearns

Representation of UBS and Bear Stearns in the US$135 million IPO by Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited, a global shipping company headquartered in Argentina.

Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs

Representation of Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs in a US$1.2 billion offering of high-yield notes to fund an acquisition of the Neiman Marcus retail department store chain.

BakerCorp International, Inc.

Representation of BakerCorp International, Inc., an industrial rental company, in a US$240 million high-yield offering to fund its acquisition.

Citigroup and other initial purchasers

Representation of Citigroup and other initial purchasers in a US$800 million high-yield offering by RiteAid.


Representation of Airgas, a multinational distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, in its US$400 million high-yield offering.

Credit Suisse

Representation of Credit Suisse in a US$275 million offering of high-yield notes by Axtel, a Mexican telecommunications company.