Davies

Scott D. Fisher

Scott Fisher is a partner in the Corporate/Commercial and Capital Markets practices. He advises clients on public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, business combinations and corporate governance. He also provides guidance to companies and boards on matters relating to the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and stock exchange listing requirements.

Scott recently joined Davies after more than 10 years of practice at other leading New York law firms. Scott has developed extensive expertise in representing private equity firm portfolio companies in IPOs and subsequent equity offerings, and has worked with issuers and underwriters in offerings of public and private equity, high-yield and investment-grade debt and asset-backed securities. Scott also offers significant expertise in debt restructuring transactions and consent solicitations.

Upon graduation from law school in 1999, Scott clerked for Hon. Raymond J. Dearie of the Eastern District of New York. Scott was previously a Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Scott’s transactions prior to joining Davies include representing:

  • Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., a U.S. Spanish-language media company with cable television and broadcast television networks serving the U.S. Hispanic population and Latin America, in a public offering of its common stock and warrants and the listing of its shares of common stock on NASDAQ following a series of merger transactions with Azteca Acquisition Corporation, Cinelatino, WAPA America and WAPA TV.
  • Ivanhoe Mines (now known as Turquoise Hill Resources) in a $1.8-billion rights offering.
  • Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., in connection with offerings totaling $285 million of 9.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2018.
  • Spectrum Brands Inc. in connection with its offering of $300 million of 6.750% Senior Notes due 2020.
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and certain management stockholders in initial public and secondary offerings of Rockwood common stock.
  • Foundation Coal Holdings, Inc. and The Blackstone Group in initial public and secondary offerings of Foundation Coal common stock.
  • Sealy Corp. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in initial public offering of Sealy common stock.

Representative Work

  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with a $193-million bought deal public offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust. The REIT intends to use the proceeds from the offering to fund a portion of the purchase price for its US$242-million acquisition of a portfolio of six multi-family properties.

  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by TD Securities Inc. in connection with a $312-million sale of a combined 9.9% stake in TMX Group Ltd. by Alberta Investment Management Corp., Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board.

  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by Desjardins Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in connection with a US$69 million bought deal public offering of trust units issued by WPT Industrial REIT.

  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities Canada and Scotiabank in connection with Centerra Gold Inc.'s $195-million public offering of subscription receipts. The proceeds of the offering were used to partially finance Centerra's $1.1 billion purchase of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with a $181.5-million secondary bought deal public offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with a $143.9-million bought deal offering of subscription receipts of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust. The proceeds from the offering were used to fund part of the purchase price for Milestone's $502-million acquisition of 15 properties from Landmark Apartment Trust, Inc.

  • Acted for RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and a syndicate of underwriters on Videotron Ltd.'s $375-million aggregate issuance of 5.75% senior notes due January 15, 2026.

  • Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners and Sleep Country Canada in connection with the $300-million initial public offering of common shares of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. and in connection with a new $175-million senior secured credit facility. The proceeds of the initial public offering were used to acquire Sleep Country Canada Inc.

  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. in connection with the $125-million bought deal treasury and secondary offering of trust units of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its public offering of 7,901,650 trust units at a price of $19.65 per unit to a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. and BMO Capital Markets for total net proceeds of approximately $148.8 million.

  • Acted in Canada and the U.S. for a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Dominion Securities and CIBC World Markets in connection with a US$46.5-million bought deal public offering of trust units of WPT Industrial REIT, the net proceeds from which were used to partially fund the acquisition of six industrial properties in the U.S.

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Scott was a speaker at a teleconference organized by the American Bar Association, entitled "You've Got the Right Stuff, Baby: What Corporate Counsel Look for in Outside Counsel".

Scott Fisher
Scott D. Fisher
Partner
Office:
New York
Tel:
212.588.5596
Email:
sfisher@dwpv.com
Bar Admissions:

New York, 2000

Education:

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1999

Yale University, B.A.,
cum laude, 1995