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During work hours, V&E finance partner Guy Gribov can be found at V&E’s Houston offices advising clients on financial transactions. But at 6 a.m. most weekday mornings, a different side of Gribov emerges as he engages in hand-to-hand combat in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training class. Gribov recently sat down with V&E+ to talk about…

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March 26, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 19, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

COVID-19 presents a unique and, for most parties, unprecedented challenge – a pandemic that has resulted in a global public health crisis and significant restrictions on global trade and labor, the repercussions of which continue to evolve on a daily basis.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 19, 2020
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There’s no denying it: V&E finance partner Mike Bielby is no star when it comes to swinging a hammer. “I’m good at hammering my own thumbs,” Bielby said. But what he lacks in hammering technique, he more than makes up for with fundraising skills, hard work and a commitment to helping others. Bielby brings those…

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June 11, 2019
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The high-yield bond market has had plenty of ups and downs in recent years, but one thing has remained constant: V&E’s stature in the field. In the past decade, the firm has advised on more than 350 high-yield debt offerings. Regularly ranked among the country’s top high-yield practices, V&E took the No. 1 spot among…

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May 10, 2019
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How will different parts of the global economy fare in a warming world? When Citi sought to answer this question, the global financial institution turned to V&E for help in sharing its findings with its investors and the public. With V&E’s help, Citi released its first climate disclosure report, “Finance for a Climate-Resilient Future,” in…

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April 17, 2019
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The setting: A WeWork space in a 19th century building overlooking London’s Devonshire Square. The vibe: Over 100 professionals in their 20s and 30s mingle while sampling food prepared by some of London’s best known chefs. The entertainment: Three innovative charities pitch their ideas to a panel of “Shark Tank”-like judges. Networking event? No, this…

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April 1, 2019
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Alternative lending isn’t looking so alternative anymore. Alternative lending, also known as direct lending, has exploded in recent years as traditional banks have pulled back on lending to middle market companies in the wake of the financial crisis and increased regulation. Alternative lenders — private equity funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, asset managers, and other…

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February 15, 2019
Event Recap
Event Recap
V&E lawyers discussed market trends and recent business and legal developments in the reserve-based lending space.
February 6, 2019
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The clock is ticking. Some 18 months ago, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced it was effectively phasing out LIBOR, also known as the London Interbank Offered Rate, by the end of 2021. LIBOR is the average of the estimated rates major London-based banks charge each other, and many consider the subject of…

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November 28, 2018
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“Sometimes, it takes leaving to realize how much you love it.” That’s how attorney David Choi explains his departure and subsequent return to V&E. Choi, who began his legal career in V&E’s New York office in 2012, left the firm in 2016 to take an opportunity with a nonprofit organization. He learned a great deal,…

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November 28, 2018