Douglas S. Horowitz

Douglas S. Horowitz

Douglas S. Horowitz


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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New York, NY 10005-1702



  • Columbia University, B.A., 1997
  • Cornell University, M.B.A., 2001
  • Cornell University Law School, J.D., 2001
  • Admission

    • New York

Douglas S. Horowitz is a partner in Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's corporate practice group.

Doug represents leading investment banking firms, commercial banks and public and private corporations with a focus on financing transactions involving both new issuance of secured and unsecured high-yield debt securities, equity and equity-linked securities, syndicated institutional loans and asset based loans as well as out-of-court restructurings. He has represented the financing sources in a number of recent acquisitions, including the $67 billion purchase by Dell of EMC, the $19 billion purchase by Western Digital of SanDisk, the completed $4 billion plus acquisition of Tibco Software by Vista Equity Partners, the acquisition of MetroPCS by T-Mobile, the $7.15 billion acquisition of El Paso's "upstream" assets by Apollo and several of the landmark acquisitions of the LBO boom, including hospital-operator HCA, SunGard Data Systems, VNU / Nielsen, ARAMARK, U.S. Foodservice, Biomet, Avaya and TXU Corp. He has also represented corporations, leading investment banks and financial advisors in connection with several completed and pending IPOs, debt refinancings and comprehensive out-of-court debt restructurings.

Doug advises on the high-yield bond and bank sides of acquisition financings and refinancings as well as IPOs and other equity financings and has practiced in a variety of industries such as technology, media, telecommunications, industrials, healthcare, and natural resources.

Doug has been recognized as a leading finance lawyer by Chambers USA, Chambers GlobalThe Legal 500 and Euromoney's IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms. In addition, in 2015, Doug was named a rising star by The New York Law Journal, and in 2010, he was recognized as one of Law 360's ten "Rising Legal Stars under 40" in the area of corporate finance.

Doug became a partner in 2007.

  • Representation of J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, Citigroup and other investment banks in the landmark $6.6 billion high-yield offering, $1.5 billion credit facility, $1.75 billion mandatory convertible preferred stock and $750 million of common stock for Frontier Communications in connection with its pending purchase of assets from Verizon.
  • Representation of Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and other investment banks in $16.6 billion of high-yield debt securities, $2.0 billion of term loans, $1.8 billion of common stock, and $1.0 billion of preferred stock for T-Mobile.
  • Representation of Bank of America, J.P. Morgan and other investment banks as dealer managers in connection with a debt-for-debt exchange offer in connection with's spin-off from IAC/Interactive.
  • Representation of J.P. Morgan and other commercial banks in providing approximately $2.5 billion of secured credit facilities for the acquisition of IMG Worldwide by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
  • Representation of Bank of America and other commercial banks in providing a $3.25 billion asset-based loan to HCA, Inc.
  • Representation of J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and the other underwriters in connection with Nielsen Holdings N.V., (NYSE: NLSN) approximately $1.9 billion initial public offering and subsequent $9.8 billion secondary offerings.
  • Representation of J.P. Morgan as dealer manager, solicitation agent and initial purchaser in connection with facilitating a negotiated out-of-court restructuring of American Media, Inc. and subsequent loan and high-yield bond financing in connection with AMI's emergence from bankruptcy.
  • Representation of Credit Suisse and other investment banks as initial purchasers for $1.6 billion high-yield securities financing for the acquisition of BMC Software by Bain and Golden Gate Capital.
  • Representation of J.P. Morgan and other investment banks in providing over $2.0 billion of senior secured term loan financing for the acquisition of Signode (Illinois Tool Works' Industrial Packaging Unit) by The Carlyle Group.
  • Representation of the various underwriters for numerous debt securities offerings by Xerox Corporation, together generating over $8.5 billion of proceeds.
  • Representation of various investment banks in connection with numerous offerings, term loans and reserve-based loans for "upstream" oil and gas companies like EP Energy, QEP and Rosetta Resources, logistics MLPs like Tesoro Logistics and PBF Logistics and refining companies like PBF Energy.
  • Representation of Bank of America and other commercial banks in providing a multi-currency asset based loan of $1.35 billion to Ryerson Inc.