About Jonathan D. Weiner

From growth-stage investments in emerging and middle-market companies through post-IPO transactions involving more established businesses, Jonathan Weiner advises on corporate finance transactions involving companies at all stages of their corporate life cycle. He also guides clients through tender offers, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other exit transactions, as well as joint ventures and other strategic transactions. He represents investors (both minority and control), issuers, management teams, underwriters and investment banks, buyers and sellers, benefitting clients with the complete perspective he brings to transactions.

Investments from all perspectives

On the buy side of his corporate finance practice, Jonathan's clients include private equity funds, venture capital funds, alternative lenders and strategic investors. On the issuer side, his clients include growth stage and public companies in a range of industries. Using a variety of structures — ranging in complexity from simple common equity financing to more complex preferred, hybrid debt/equity, synthetic and equity-linked investments — he designs investments to satisfy each client's economic, liquidity and governance/control needs. Jonathan also helps his clients navigate US securities laws and stock exchange requirements.

Jonathan's familiarity with both sides of the investment equation helps all of his clients. For investors, his vast experience in the area allows him to structure creative investments that achieve the client's needs while being commercially acceptable to the other side. When representing companies, his understanding of the investor perspective allows him to offer pragmatic advice to clients whose primary focus is operating their business — not keeping current on "market" investment terms.

In all his deals, Jonathan keeps in mind the client's ultimate goals. For investors, that may be an exit via sale or IPO; for companies, it includes maximizing the company's ability to raise capital in the future and avoiding potential obstacles to future growth. Jonathan's attention to those objectives, combined with his diverse experience at all stages of the corporate life cycle, allows him to anticipate and address potential challenges at the outset of a transaction.

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Practice Focus

  • Private equity
  • Venture capital
  • PIPEs and public offerings
  • M&A
  • Alternative financing structures
  • Joint ventures and strategic partnerships

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