Dwight S. Yoo

Dwight S. Yoo

Partner, Capital Markets; Financial Institutions
Dwight Yoo’s practice focuses on capital markets and other corporate transactions.


Mr. Yoo represents issuers, investment banks and private equity firms in public offerings and private placements of equity, debt and hybrid securities, exchange offers and consent solicitations, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and separation transactions. He also counsels clients on corporate governance and securities laws matters.

Selected representations include:

  • Pfizer in the $2.6 billion carve-out IPO of its animal health business (Zoetis Inc.) and related separation transactions;
  • Enact Holdings, Inc.’s parent in the subsidiary IPO;
  • Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. in its IPO, follow-on common stock offerings and general corporate matters;
  • BankUnited, Inc. in its sponsor-backed IPO, which was recognized by the Financial Times in its U.S. Innovative Lawyers report, follow-on common stock offerings and senior notes offering;
  • Tumi Holdings, Inc. in its sponsor-backed IPO, follow-on common stock offerings and general corporate matters;
  • KAR Auction Services, Inc. in its sponsor-backed IPO; follow-on common stock offerings and block trades; high-yield notes issuances; tender offers and notes redemptions; and general corporate matters;
  • Trean Insurance Group, Inc. in its sponsor-backed IPO and follow-on common stock offering;
  • National Financial Partners Corp. in its sponsor-backed IPO, follow-on common stock offerings, convertible notes offerings, exchange offers and the company’s acquisition by an affiliate of Madison Dearborn Partners;
  • Cowen Group, Inc. in its carve-out IPO;
  • the selling stockholders in the sponsor-backed IPOs of Amalgamated Bank and Origin Bancorp, Inc.;
  • the underwriters in numerous IPOs, including the carve-out IPO of Assurant, Inc., the “up-C” IPO of BRP Group, Inc. and the sponsor-backed IPO of Essent Group Ltd;
  • The Coca-Cola Company in its bond issuances worldwide, including, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, the then-largest issuance of Euro-denominated bonds (€8.5 billion) by a U.S. company on record, as well as in tender offers and consent solicitations;
  • Sea Limited in multiple offerings, including its recent $7 billion concurrent offerings of convertible notes and American depositary shares, and general corporate matters;
  • Citigroup Inc. in over $40 billion of preferred stock offerings, $6 billion of FDIC-guaranteed notes offerings, $12 billion of trust preferred securities offerings, a $5 billion common stock offering and a $25 billion TARP preferred stock issuance to the U.S. Department of the Treasury; and
  • the underwriters in numerous transactions, including offerings by American Express Company and MetLife, Inc.

Mr. Yoo also is committed to pro bono service and twice received the Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Service for his representation of low-income tenants in New York City Housing Authority matters.



  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 2000
  • B.A., Yale University, 1995


  • New York

Dwight S. Yoo

Partner, Capital Markets; Financial Institutions