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About Aashim Usgaonkar

Aashim is a senior associate in our New York office focusing on capital markets and financing matters. Prior to joining Freshfields, Aashim worked at a New York based law firm where he assisted issuers and banks with public and private offerings of investment grade and high-yield bonds and equity‐linked securities and advised clients on general public company matters, succession planning, proxy contests and the development of defensive profiles.

Recent work

  • Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal Media in connection with approximately $15 billion exchange offers*
  • Weber on its $250 million IPO and listing on NASDAQ*
  • State Street on its $1.75 billion fixed‑to‑floating rate senior notes offering*
  • MoneyGram on its $415 million notes offering and $432.5 million credit agreement*
  • PG&E on its $8.72 billion tri‑tranche equity offering*
  • Stanley Black & Decker on its acquisition of a 20 percent stake in MTD Products Inc*
  • Johnson & Johnson on its acquisition of Ci:z Holdings Co., Ltd*
  • Synthomer on its acquisition of OMNOVA*
  • Hewlett Packard on its $2.25 billion registered notes offering*
  • Occidental Petroleum on its $2 billion registered senior notes offering and its concurrent $2 billion cash tender offer and consent solicitation*
  • Valvoline Inc on its $400 million high-yield senior notes offering*
  • AmerisourceBergen on its acquisition of H. D. Smith*
  • Underwriters in connection with the $115 million primary common stock offering of Stewart Information Services Corporation*
  • Hasbro on its $4 billion acquisition of Entertainment One*
  • World Fuel Services on the sale of its multi service payment solutions business to Corsair Capital*
  • Johnson & Johnson on its binding offer from Fortive Corporation to acquire advanced sterilization products for $2.8 billion*
  • Valvoline on its $600 million senior notes offering*
  • First Solar in connection with its $596 million registered secondary common stock offering and listings on NASDAQ*
  • Scientific Games on its sale of a 34.9% stake to institutional investors, including Caledonia*
  • Hasbro on its $875 million registered common stock offering*
  • Hasbro on its $2.38 billion registered notes offering*
  • Johnson & Johnson on its $2.1 billion binding offer from Platinum Equity to acquire its LifeScan business*
  • Rogers Communications on its $750 million registered MJDS floating rate senior notes offering*
  • Occidental Petroleum in connection with its $2 billion registered high‑yield senior notes offering, as well as its concurrent $2.3 billion cash tender offer and consent solicitation*
  • Uniti Group on its $1.11 billion high‑yield senior notes offering and concurrent $1.1 billion cash tender offer and consent solitication*
  • Corteva on its agreement with Starboard Value LP and its affiliates, pursuant to which three new independent directors proposed by Starboard will join Corteva’s Board of Directors*
  • Gannett Holdings on its $400 million high‑yield senior secured notes offering*
  • Uniti Group in connection with its $700 million high‑yield senior notes offering*
  • Core & Main on its $520 million registered secondary common stock offering*
  • Swvl on its SPAC combination with Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital*

*Please note that representations with an asterisk (*) were completed prior to joining Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP



  • Cornell Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 2017
  • Vassar College, AB, 2013

Bar admission

  • Admitted to practice in New York.