R.W. Pressprich & Co.

Debt Buyback Group

Headed by David Johnson, R.W. Pressprich & Co.’s Open Market Repurchase (OMR) Group helps corporate clients repurchase outstanding debt securities for early retirement. Our clients have found OMRs to be an effective liability management tool.

  • Over the last 20 years, working on behalf of investment grade and high yield issuers, Mr. Johnson has coordinated the repurchase of over $4 billion par value of secured, unsecured and convertible bonds.
  • Issuers include both public and private companies across numerous industries, including healthcare, communications, airlines, homebuilding, REIT, metals, media, retail, telecom, industrial, shipping and energy sectors.
  • OMRs have proven to be the most economical way to retire debt, with fewer disclosure/approval requirements, no SEC filing required, and no legally mandated time periods.
  • These “buybacks” offer corporations the flexibility to respond to market conditions and execute opportunistic transactions.

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David W. Johnson

Managing Director – Head of Debt Buyback Group

Mr. Johnson has over 25 years of experience in corporate fixed income. He began his career at Banc One Capital Markets Inc. as a Director in the Investment Grade Origination Department. From there he came to RW Pressprich, where he is currently the Head of the Open Market Repurchase group.

Mr. Johnson holds an MBA in Finance with an emphasis in Derivatives from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, and a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Iowa in Iowa City. He holds Series 24, 7, 79 & 63 licenses.