Keith Townsend



Finance and Investments

King & Spalding

Keith Townsend specializes in representing public and private companies with respect to mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and governance matters. Keith co-leads King & Spalding’s Public Companies Practice Group and serves on the firm’s policy committee, the firm’s governing and management group. Keith is also the former global head of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. He has been with the firm for over twenty years.

Keith has substantial experience working on a broad range of public company M&A transactions, including SPAC mergers, stock-for-stock strategic mergers, tender offers, spin-offs, cross-border transactions, statutory cash mergers, and divestitures.

Keith also has significant experience representing issuers in IPOs and offerings of debt, preferred stock, and hybrid securities. Specifically, Keith’s capital markets experience includes initial public offerings, secondary offerings, “shelf” offerings, “at-the-market” offerings, and Rule 144A offerings, as well as private placement transactions, tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations, and other corporate reorganization and liability management transactions.

Keith has extensive experience in advising boards and the C-suite for public company clients on governance issues, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and disclosure requirements, activism, and other corporate and securities matters.

Keith has been recognized by Chambers USA, M&A Advisor, and Georgia Super Lawyers.