David Quartner focuses on debt and equity capital markets and M&A transactions in the United States, Europe and Russia.

Bio

Mr. Quartner’s experience includes advising, among others:

  • MorphoSys AG in its US$208 million IPO of American depositary shares (ADS) and listing on Nasdaq;
  • Kenon Holdings Ltd. in its US$1.2 billion sale of IC Power Ltd.’s Latin American and Caribbean businesses to I Squared Capital Advisors, LLC;
  • Konecranes plc in its all-stock merger with Terex Corporation, subsequently terminated and replaced by Konecranes’ acquisition of a division of Terex;
  • QIWI plc, a provider of electronic payment services in Russia, in its: US$170 million all share acquisition of the Contact money transfer system and the Rapida payment processing system; US$212 million IPO of ADS with a listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and its listing of ADS on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange. QIWI plc was the first Russian company to undertake an IPO under the U.S. JOBS Act and the first foreign company to list on a Russian stock exchange; US$319 million combined primary/secondary offering of ADS; and US$288 million secondary public offering of ADS;
  • Parrot S.A. in its €300 million rights issue, with anchor investment from IDG Capital Partners, a venture capital fund based in China and California, and BPI France SA, a French sovereign fund. This was the largest rights issue by a technology company in France;
  • United Capital Partners in its US$1.5 billion sale of a 48 percent stake in VK.com Limited (the holding company of Vkontakte.ru, Russia’s largest social online networking service) to Mail.ru Group Limited;
  • Alpha Bank A.E. in its €1.2 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of ordinary shares;
  • Ares Life Sciences AG, an investment fund created by the Bertarelli family, in its acquisition of Albion Medical Holdings, Inc. and Albion’s subsidiary, GREER Laboratories, Inc.;
  • SGL Carbon SE in a €267 million capital increase and subscription rights offering, and the issuance of 20.2 million new shares; and its €240 million placement of unsubordinated, unsecured convertible notes due 2018 with domestic and international institutional investors outside the United States;
  • ASML Holding N.V. in connection with SEC filings and other U.S. securities law matters;
  • UNIQA Insurance Group AG in connection with its €760 million capital increase;
  • Avanza Grupo SA in connection with the refinancing of its existing indebtedness, which included the issuance of (through two Irish orphan issuers) €315 million fixed-rate senior secured high-yield bonds and €175 million fixed-rate senior high-yield bonds in conjunction with the establishment of a super senior revolving credit facility of up to €50 million;
  • Central European Distribution Corporation, one of the largest distributors of vodka in Russia and Poland, in connection with an initial PIPE investment by Roust Trading Limited and the subsequent restructuring of CEDC via a prepacked Chapter 11 filing;
  • Brunswick Rail in its debut US$600 million five-year Eurobond with an annual interest rate of 6.5 percent, which has been admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange; and on the participation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Finance Corporation in the transaction;
  • Lucid Markets Trading Limited in the US$176 million sale of a 51 percent stake to FXCM Inc.; and
  • Banco Comercial Português, S.A. in connection with its €500 million rights offering; and €1.25 billion capital increase, which was comprised of a €990 million exchange offer and a €260 million follow-on rights offering.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., Johann Wolfgang Goethe, University of Frankfurt, 2011
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2011 (James Kent Scholar Award)
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2007
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2006
  • B.F.A., Cornell University, 2006

Admissions

  • England & Wales
  • New York

David Quartner