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Stephen Alicanti

Stephen P. Alicanti

Partner

Member, Policy Committee

Stephen is incredibly smart, patient, responsive and clear. He is able to communicate complex subjects succinctly for non-lawyers.
Client quoted in Chambers USA
About
Stephen Alicanti focuses his practice on the representation of issuers and underwriters in a broad range of domestic and international capital markets transactions. These transactions include registered offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities.

Stephen has extensive experience representing issuers, investment banks and investors in transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs. In addition, he regularly advises clients regarding SEC reporting and disclosure requirements and corporate governance matters.

Stephen is a Certified Public Accountant and was previously an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a member of the firm's hiring committee for the New York office.
Bar admissionsNew JerseyNew York

EXPERIENCE

Representative transactions:

  • William Blair & Company, L.L.C. and BTIG, LLC in connection with the $440 million business combination between Banyan Acquisition Corporation and Pinstripes, Inc.
  • Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. as dealer manager in connection with a tender offer and consent solicitation by Marti Technologies, Inc. to purchase all of its outstanding warrants
  • Freightos Limited in its US$434 million business combination with Gesher I Acquisition Corp.
  • J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. in connection with the $1.1 billion business combination between Intuitive Machines, LLC and Inflection Point Acquisition Corp.
  • Haymaker Acquisition Corp. III in its US$700 million business combination with BioTE Holdings, LLC
  • Tilray, Inc. in its US$400 million at-the-market offering
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Barclays Capital Inc. in the US$230 million initial public offering of Jaguar Global Growth Corporation I
  • Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Roth Capital Partners in the US$345 million initial public offering of Battery Future Acquisition Corp.
  • Capitalworks Emerging Markets Acquisition Corp in its US$230 million initial public offering
  • Cowen and Company, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC in the US$230 million initial public offering of Chain Bridge I
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Cowen and Company, LLC in the US$345 million initial public offering of Concord Acquisition Corp III
  • Lionheart III Corp in its US$125 million initial public offering
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Cowen and Company, LLC in the US$250 million initial public offering of Concord Acquisition Corp II
  • Coliseum Acquisition Corp. in its US$150 million initial public offering
  • A leading global cannabis company in its US$8.2 billion business combination with Tilray, Inc., a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution
  • Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated in the US$276 million initial public offering of Tastemaker Acquisition Corp.
  • Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Nomura Securities International, Inc. in the US$149.5 million initial public offering of OCA Acquisition Corp.
  • Haymaker Acquisition Corp. II., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, in its US$2 billion business combination with ARKO Holdings Ltd.
  • A leading global cannabis company in its registered direct offering of C$100 million of units to an institutional investor
  • Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., as placement agent, for a US$150 million private placement of common stock by PropTech Acquisition Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Porch.com, Inc.
  • A leading global cannabis company in its repurchase of US$91 million of convertible senior notes
  • OneSpaWorld Holdings Limited in its US$75 million private placement of common equity and warrants
  • A leading global cannabis company in its US$100 million at-the-market offering
  • Globant S.A. in its US$310 million follow-on offering
  • Act II Global Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, in its US$426 million business combination with Merisant Company and MAFCO Worldwide LLC
  • IBEX Limited in its US$90.5 million initial public offering
  • Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Canaccord Genuity LLC, Roth Capital Partners, LLC, D.A. Davidson & Co. and Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC in a US$90 million underwritten public offering by The Lovesac Company and certain of its stockholders
  • Haymaker Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, in its US$850 million business combination with OneSpaWorld
  • A leading global cannabis company in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes
  • Barclays Capital Inc., Commerz Markets LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in a US$1.25 billion fixed rate notes offering by Telefónica Emisiones S.A.U. 
  • Valeritas Holdings, Inc. in a US$21 million equity line from Aspire Capital Fund, LLC
  • Globant S.A. in a US$348 million secondary offering by WPP Luxembourg Gamma Three S.à r.l.
  • Cowen and Company, LLC in a US$30 million confidentially marketed public offering by Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.
  • Barclays Capital Inc., Commerz Markets LLC, Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. in a US$2.0 billion fixed rate notes offering by Telefónica Emisiones, S.A.U.
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in a US$500 million reopening of Telefónica Emisiones, S.A.U.'s fixed rate notes
  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA Inc., BBVA Securities Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp. and Santander Investment Securities Inc. in a US$3.5 billion fixed rate notes offering by Telefónica Emisiones, S.A.U.
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, and MUFG Securities Americas Inc. in a US$1.25 billion notes offering by Orange S.A.
  • Kadmon Holdings, Inc. in its US$75 million initial public offering
  • The Blackstone Group as investor and investment manager in a US$600 million fundraising round for the launch of total return reinsurer Harrington Re, also backed by Axis Reinsurance Managers
  • Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. in its US$108 million investment from International Finance Corporation
  • Globant S.A. in its US$114 million follow-on offering
  • Thin Film Electronics ASA in its US$22 million private placement of shares and warrants to US institutional investors
  • Globant S.A. in its US$74 million follow-on offering
  • Ross Stores, Inc. in its US$250 million notes offering
  • Hunt Companies Inc. in its US$525 million unregistered notes offering
  • Globant S.A. in its US$67 million initial public offering
  • Abengoa, S.A. in its US$700 million global offering of Class B shares and American Depositary Shares
  • Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated in its US$400 million unregistered notes offering
  • Telecom Italia, S.p.A. in its cash tender offer of US$1.5 billion in principal amount of outstanding debt of Telecom Italia Capital S.A., its wholly owned subsidiary
  • The structuring agent(s) in more than half a dozen catastrophe bond offerings representing more than US$2 billion in aggregate value
Education
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law 2012
    Transactional Law Program
    with honors
    Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal

  • M.B.A., Finance, Emory University 2012
    Beta Gamma Sigma
  • B.S., Accountancy, Villanova University 2006
    cum laude

Awards

  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Capital Markets Equity Offerings – Advice to Issuers (2023)
    • Recommended, Capital Markets Equity Offerings – Advice to Managers (2019-2020, 2023)
    • Next Generation Partner, Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2023)
  • Chambers Global
    • Up and Coming, Eastern United States Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (2022)
  • Chambers USA
    • Up and Coming, Nationwide SPACs (2022-2023)
    • Up and Coming, Eastern United States Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (2021)
  • Named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers
Steve received academic scholarships from both Emory University's School of Law and Goizueta Business School. In law school, Steve received Dean's Awards for academic achievement in deal skills, mergers and acquisitions, legal profession and venture capital.

 

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Memberships And Affiliations

  • Board Member, Emory University Alumni Association (New York Chapter)
  • Member, Committee on Securities Regulation, New York City Bar Association

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