Dorothee Fischer-Appelt is a New York and English-qualified shareholder with 20 years' experience in international capital markets and M&A transactions. She represents companies, financial institutions and selling shareholders in connection with international equity and debt capital markets transactions, including IPOs, secondary equity offerings, structured equity offerings, convertibles, warrants, block trades, high yield offerings, Rule 144A debt offerings, covered bonds, exchange offers and consent solicitations.
Dorothee practiced with a leading firm in New York from 1997-2003 before re-locating to London and worked on numerous SEC-registered equity and debt offerings during that time and counselled several large U.S. companies on their ongoing reporting obligations. She is also experienced advising on M&A transactions and finance related restructurings. She advises clients from a broad range of industries, including banking and insurance, life sciences, real estate and industrials. She has been practicing as a partner since 2006. Her recent experience includes:
- Representing Citigroup International and Raiffeisenbank International AG on the $500 million debut issuance of 7.125% notes of the Republic of Tajikistan.
- Representing Nomad Foods Limited, the NYSE-listed parent company of the Birds Eye, Iglo and Findus companies, on a EUR 400 million offering of high yield senior secured notes listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in May 2017.
- Representing Alior Bank on its Rule 144A rights offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange to finance the acquisition of BPH’s core banking business from GE in June 2016.
- Representing the German Pfleiderer Group on its re-IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, involving a complex corporate reorganization and high yield note consent solicitation in January 2016.