Andy Hickey helps clients to maximize the return on their lending activities across a range of industries and products. He is highly experienced in private placements of mezzanine and second lien debt and equity co-investments in leveraged buy-out transactions. He also represents issuers in tender offers and equity financings.
Andy is a member of Choate’s Executive Committee.
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Over $1 billion in private placements, issuances of second lien, and mezzanine debt with equity co-investment during last five years in over 75 transactions (represented institutional investors)
Represented underwriters in over $2 billion in public and private debt offerings over the past two years.
$95 million sale of social security disability insurance services business to public company (represented seller).
$90 million sale of Medicare set-aside services business to public company (represented founders).
$40 million public company acquisition of foreign public target (represented company).
$1.15 billion sale of privately held fire and security company to publicly held international conglomerate (represented seller).
Professional and Community Involvement
- Member of the Firm’s Executive Committee
- Member of the Boston Bar Association
- Member of the American Bar Association
- Fellow in the American College of Investment Counsel
Education & Credentials
- Suffolk University Law School
- JD, 1998, cum laude
- Lead Articles Editor and Member, Suffolk University Law Review
- Syracuse University
- BA, 1994, cum laude
Choate represented the underwriters led by Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, MUFG Securities Americas Inc. and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. in a $800M public offering of Series CC senior notes by Eversource Energy.
Choate represented the purchasers – State Farm, CoBank and Country Financial – in connection with Eversource Gas Company of Massachusetts' (EGMA) private placement offering of its First Mortgage Bonds, 5.73% Series D, due 2028 in the aggregate principal amount of $58M.
Choate represented the purchasers in connection with Yankee Gas's private placement offering of its First Mortgage Bonds, 5.51% Series V due 2030 in the aggregate principal amount of $170M.
Choate represented Star Mountain Capital, as Administrative Agent, Avante Capital Partners, Maranon Capital and Gemini Investors in a $27M Term Loan and $17M Series A Preferred Equity investment to Uncle John’s Pride, LLC.
Choate represented the purchaser in connection with Aquarion Water's private placement offering of its Senior Unsecured Notes, 5.89% due October 1, 2043 in the aggregate principal amount of $50M.