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D. Scott Bennett

Partner, Corporate

Scott Bennett is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. His practice primarily focuses on representing issuers and investment banking firms in connection with public and private offerings of securities, as well as representing corporate clients in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Bennett advises clients across a broad range of industries, such as consumer products, oil and gas, financial services, healthcare, industrials and chemicals, media and entertainment, technology, telecommunications, shipping, transportation and blockchain and financial technology (FinTech).

Notable transactions include representing:

IPOs, Spin‑Offs and Split‑Offs

  • Becle (Jose Cuervo) in its MXN12.8 billion 144A/Reg. S international offering of shares in the United States and its concurrent MXN5.8 billion initial public offering offered in Mexico;
  • The underwriters in the $571 million initial public offering of GrafTech International;
  • The underwriters in the $236 million initial public offering of common stock of Gener8 Maritime;
  • GasLog Partners in its $203 million initial public offering of common units;
  • The underwriters in the $89 million initial public offering of common stock of Global Brass and Copper;
  • Symetra Financial in its $420 million initial public offering of common stock;
  • Novartis in its spin-off of Alcon;
  • Weyerhaeuser in its offer to exchange all shares of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company (WRECO), which were converted into shares of common stock of TRI Pointe Homes for shares of Weyerhaeuser. The exchange offer was conducted in connection with Weyerhaeuser’s $2.8 billion sale of its homebuilding business to TRI Pointe; and
  • Time Warner in its spin‑off of AOL.

Other Equity Offerings

  • Costamare in its $115 million registered perpetual preferred stock offering, its $96 million registered offering of common stock and its $72 million registered offering of common stock;
  • GasLog Partners in its $115 million registered offering of series B fixed-to-floating rate preferred units, its $144 million at‑the‑market offering of common units and its $125 million registered offering of series A fixed‑to‑floating rate preferred shares;
  • The underwriters and selling stockholders in the $465 million registered common stock offering of Alcoa;
  • The underwriters and agents in the $301 million registered offering of common units and the $663 million registered offering of common units of Phillips 66 Partners;
  • The underwriters in the $115 million registered offering of series G cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred shares of Seaspan;
  • The agents in the establishment of a $500 million at‑the‑market program of MPLX; and
  • GasLog Ltd. in its $115 million registered offering of series A cumulative redeemable perpetual preference shares.

High‑Yield Debt Offerings

  • The initial purchasers in the $800 million 144A/Reg. S high‑yield senior notes offering of Hess Infrastructure Partners;
  • The initial purchasers in the $450 million 144A/Reg. S high‑yield senior secured debt offering of Cornerstone Chemical used to finance the acquisition of Cornerstone by Littlejohn;
  • The initial purchasers in the $1.25 billion 144A/Reg. S high‑yield senior debt offering of Alcoa; and
  • Weyerhaeuser in its $900 million 144A/Reg. S senior notes offering of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company.

Investment Grade Debt Offerings

  • The underwriters in the $1.5 billion registered fixed and floating rate senior notes offering of Phillips 66;
  • The underwriters in the $5.5 billion registered senior notes offering of MPLX;
  • The initial purchasers in the $3.95 billion 144A/Reg. S senior notes offering of Baker Hughes, a GE Company;
  • The underwriters in the $1.25 billion registered senior notes offering of AmerisourceBergen;
  • WestRock in its $1 billion 144A/Reg. S senior debt offering;
  • The underwriters in the $1 billion registered senior debt offering of Marathon Oil;
  • The underwriters in the $3 billion registered debt offering of FirstEnergy; and
  • Qualcomm in its $11 billion registered debt offering and its $10 billion debut registered debt offering.

Convertible Offerings

  • The placement agents in the $1.05 billion private placement of series A perpetual convertible preferred units and common units of Phillips 66 Partners;
  • DHT Holdings in its $150 million private placement of convertible senior notes; and
  • BioFuel Energy in its offering of subscription rights to purchase depositary shares representing interests in preferred stock that is automatically convertible into common stock.

Liability Management Transactions

  • Qualcomm in its $4 billion debt-for-debt exchange and cash tender offers;
  • The dealer managers in the $1.3 billion debt tender offer and consent solicitation of Novelis; and
  • The dealer manager in the debt tender offer and consent solicitation of RBS Global and Rexnord.

M&A Transactions

  • Jose Cuervo in its $205 million acquisition of Pendleton Whisky brands;
  • The independent directors of JDA Software Group in the $2 billion leveraged buyout of JDA by affiliates of New Mountain Capital; and
  • White Mountains Insurance Group in the $1 billion sale of its Esurance and Answer Financial businesses to Allstate.

Mr. Bennett has been recognized for his work in the capital markets arena by The Legal 500 United States from 2014 through 2019; The Legal 500 Latin America from 2015 through 2017; IFLR1000 from 2016 through 2019; and Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017. He was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2018, recognizing him as one of three outstanding capital markets lawyers in the nation under the age of 40. From 2017 through 2019, Mr. Bennett was named a “Next Generation Lawyer” in both the Capital Markets: Equity Offerings and Capital Markets: Global Offerings categories by The Legal 500 United States. In addition, he has been recognized as a leading practitioner in mergers and acquisitions by The Legal 500 Latin America in 2016 and 2017.

Mr. Bennett was born in Sarasota, Florida. He received a B.A. in Economics from Duke University in 2002. Mr. Bennett received a J.D. with High Honors from Emory University in 2006 where he was valedictorian, a notes and comments editor of the Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He joined Cravath in 2006 and became a partner in 2014. Mr. Bennett currently serves as the Firm’s Corporate Hiring Partner and is a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.

Mr. Bennett may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1132 or by email at sbennett@cravath.com.

Mr. Bennett is admitted only in New York.

Contact
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