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Vinson & Elkins Adds Capital Markets and M&A Partner Benjamin Heriaud in New York

Benjamin Heriaud of Vinson and Elkins New York

Heriaud brings broad experience advising clients in various sectors on equity, debt and hybrid finance and M&A transactions and corporate governance.

Vinson & Elkins today announced that Benjamin Heriaud has joined the firm as a New York-based partner in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Practice Group.

Heriaud represents corporate, private equity sponsor and investment banking clients and specializes in capital-raising transactions, with a focus on initial public offerings, alternative, hybrid and private capital transactions, acquisition financings and high-yield debt offerings. He also regularly advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, as well as disclosure, corporate governance and compliance matters. He works with companies in many industries, with a focus on technology and industrials.

Heriaud joins from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where he was a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department. He also served on the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

“Ben’s broad range of capital markets experience advising clients across a spectrum of corporate activities fits in perfectly with our strengths and the needs of our clients,” said Sarah Morgan, who co-heads Vinson & Elkins’ Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Practice Group. “We are excited to have him join and continue to grow our strong corporate practice, in New York and beyond.”

Heriaud said he was drawn to Vinson & Elkins because of its leading reputation and dynamic growth plans.

“I’ve always been impressed by Vinson & Elkins’ Capital Markets platform and reputation for client service, and am thrilled to join the team as part of the firm’s continued growth in New York,” he said.

Heriaud earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Virginia. During law school, he was on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law & Business Review.

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