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Freshfields Handles Massive Equity PIPE for Emerald Special Committee

Freshfields is representing the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Emerald Holdings, a leading trade show operator, in an extraordinary transaction that involves the issuance of preferred stock, for an aggregate subscription price of nearly twice the existing market cap of Emerald, to the company’s controlling stockholder, Onex, and the use of innovative structuring to assure the proceeds arrive expeditiously, while including safeguards and opportunities to participate for the minority stockholders.

The Freshfields team includes corporate partners Ethan Klingsberg and Paul Tiger, corporate counsel Andrea Basham, corporate associates Vinita Sithapathy and Chase Lax, tax partner Claude Stansbury and litigation partner Meredith Kotler. All these lawyers are from the NY office other than Claude who is based in DC.

The full press release by Emerald can be found here.


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For more information contact:

Nicholle Romero
+1 212 284 4987

Elliott Frieder
+1 212 230 4664