“Stelios is my first call when I have a complex deal that needs thoughtfulness, creative structuring, execution and white-glove service.”
Chambers USA 2022
“He has an exceptional knowledge with a level of client service you don’t find everywhere. He is always calm, cool and collected, bringing resolution to difficult situations.”
Chambers USA 2022
“He has established his market standing as a force in the New York capital markets space, displaying strengths in IPOs and high-yield debt, as part of a wide transactional skill set.”
Chambers USA 2021
“He has the right combination of encyclopedic knowledge as well as knowing all the right players. He prioritizes us and is excellent in response time. He is also very personable.”
Chambers USA 2020
Leading Lawyer – Finance: Capital Markets: High-Yield Offerings
The Legal 500 US 2022
Stelios G. Saffos, Global Vice Chair of Latham’s Capital Markets and Public Company Representation Practices, advises many of the world’s leading private equity sponsors, asset managers, financial institutions, and companies on investments and financings at all levels of the corporate structure, from initial public offerings and traditional loan and bond structures through complex structured equity and mezzanine financings.
Mr. Saffos advises clients on investments and accessing capital through:
Initial public offerings, direct listings, and deSPAC mergers
Secured and unsecured high-yield debt offerings
Direct lending and other private capital transactions
Bridge lending and loan commitments
Preferred, growth, and control equity investments
Debt exchange offers and tender offers
Workouts and restructuring transactions
He also serves as a strategic advisor to both domestic and foreign companies with respect to their most sensitive and highest-stakes general corporate, finance, and securities matters.
Mr. Saffos provides clients a sophisticated understanding of what is at market, drawing on diverse financing experience and deep relationships with global investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital funds, direct lenders and alternative capital providers, and innovative companies, including high-growth and disruptive entities in the technology, consumer, retail, and healthcare sectors.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Saffos served as a Judicial Clerk to United States District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez. He is a former member of the firm’s Strategic Client Committee.
“A force in the New York capital markets space” Chambers USA 2021
“An increasingly prominent up-and-coming partner” The Legal 500 US 2020
Recommended Lawyer for Nationwide Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Chambers USA 2021-2022
Up and Coming for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Chambers USA 2020
Recommended Lawyer for Capital Markets: High Yield The Legal 500 US 2022
Next Generation Partner for Capital Markets: High Yield The Legal 500 US 2020-2021
Recommended for Capital Markets: Debt Offerings The Legal 500 US 2019
Mr. Saffos has represented sponsors, issuers, direct lenders, and underwriters in more than 700 transactions across various industries, including IPOs, control and minority equity investments, senior and junior lending and private credit transactions, and high yield offerings. This includes more than 300 lending and private credit deals, 150 high yield offerings, and 100 IPO and other equity offerings. Select clients and issuers include:
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