F. Xavier Kowalski represents issuers, sponsors and investment banks in initial public offerings, high-yield financings, equity-linked financings, and other domestic and international capital markets transactions. He also counsels clients in general corporate and securities law matters. His practice includes a broad range of cross-border transactions across a number of targeted industries, including health care, media and entertainment, and technology. He also brings significant experience in private equity and leveraged finance transactions. 


  • Performance Food Group Company’s $317-million IPO
  • Nielsen’s $1.9-billion IPO
  • Catalent’s $1.0-billion IPO
  • Initial purchasers in financing for Stone Point Capital’s acquisition of Alliant
  • Spin-off of SAIC from Leidos

Speaking Engagements

SRZ Distressed Investing Hot Topics  Trading Next Generation Products, New York, June 2017

Prior Experience

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, 2006-2017