Barret Jackson Nye

Barret Jackson Nye

Associate, Capital Markets


Jackson Nye represents issuers and underwriters in complex, high-profile equity and debt offerings, both in the U.S. and internationally. His transactional work includes advising on initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, high-yield debt offerings, debt exchange offers, and tender offers and consent solicitations.

Notable going-public transactions include:

  • Casper Sleep ($100 million IPO)
  • Centuri ($300 million IPO)
  • Clearwater Analytics ($600 million IPO)
  • FaZe Clan (de-SPAC)
  • Gain Therapeutics ($50 million IPO)
  • Riskified ($450 million IPO)
  • Rivian Automotive ($11.9 billion IPO)
  • Signa Sports United (de-SPAC)
  • SmileDirectClub ($1.3 billion IPO)
  • Squarespace (direct listing)
  • Vertex ($450 million IPO)
  • Zeta Global ($200 million IPO)

Other notable equity and debt offerings include:

  • BlackRock ($13.3 billion equity offering, over $3 billion of debt offerings)
  • Invesco Mortgage Capital (over $550 million of equity offerings)
  • Las Vegas Sands ($2 billion equity offering)
  • Party City (restructuring/recapitalization)
  • Rivian Automotive (over $3.2 billion of convertible notes)
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises (over $2 billion of equity offerings, over $7.5 billion of debt offerings)
  • SharkNinja (inaugural U.S. transaction)

Mr. Nye’s broader corporate practice includes advising on corporate governance issues, periodic and current filings with the SEC, and satisfying requirements set forth by the NYSE and Nasdaq.

Mr. Nye serves on Skadden’s Recruiting Committee and is actively involved in the firm’s corporate training program.

Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Nye has lectured on IPOs and venture capital exit options at Columbia Law School. During law school and business school, he worked with Duke Capital Partners (f/k/a Duke Angel Network), where he sourced, screened, conducted diligence on and executed early-stage investments in Duke-affiliated startups in connection with a venture capital investment platform and co-investment fund affiliated with Duke University (i.e., the Duke Innovation Fund). In addition, he provided ongoing support and advice to portfolio companies.



  • LL.M., Duke Law School, 2018 (cum laude)
  • LL.M., Duke Law School, 2016 (cum laude)
  • J.D., Duke Law School, 2016 (cum laude; Staff Editor, Duke Law Journal)
  • M.B.A., Duke University, 2018
  • B.A., Baylor University, 2013 (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)


  • New York

Barret Jackson Nye

Associate, Capital Markets