Brian M.Jacobson

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7187

Brian Jacobson represents public and private companies on corporate law matters. His practice includes domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and other strategic transactions. He also has experience advising companies on corporate governance and other general corporate matters.

Erfahrung

  • Spark Networks' German StaRUG plan confirmed in first-ever cross-border restructuring under German StaRUG and U.S. chapter 15Jones Day is representing Spark Networks SE in the first-ever cross-border restructuring under the recently enacted German restructuring law ("StaRUG") and chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code involving over $100 million of funded debt issued by a U.S.-based credit fund and guaranteed by other German and U.S. entities.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured exit credit facilityJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, in connection with a new $1.25 billion senior secured term loan facility as part of it’s emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy and other domestic and foreign court-supervised restructuring proceedings.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured superpriority DIP credit facilityJones Day is representing Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (the “Company”), a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, and certain of its domestic and foreign subsidiaries (collectively, the “Debtors”) in (i) a pre-packaged chapter 11 proceeding in front of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”), (ii) a scheme of arrangement by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the “Dutch Issuer”) and the related voluntary proceeding in front of the District Court of Amsterdam under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord), and (iii) an anticipated proceeding commenced by the Dutch Issuer under chapter 15 in the Bankruptcy Court, seeking recognition of such scheme of arrangement.
  • Real Alloy sells European business to SpeiraJones Day advised Real Alloy Holding, LLC in the sale of its European aluminum and magnesium recycling operations to Speira GmbH, an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners.
  • FirstEnergy to sell $3.5 billion transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day is advising FirstEnergy Corp. in the $3.5 billion sale of an additional 30.0% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission (“FET”), the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses, to North American Transmission Company II L.P., FirstEnergy’s existing joint venture partner in FET and a controlled investment vehicle entity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
  • Timken acquires American Roller Bearing CompanyJones Day advised The Timken Company, a global industrial leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion products, in its acquisition of the assets of American Roller Bearing Company, a North Carolina-based manufacturer of industrial bearings.
  • Sonepar acquires NEDCO SupplyJones Day represented Sonepar, a global market leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, in its acquisition of NEDCO Supply, a full-line distributor of electrical products and services operating throughout southern Nevada.
  • FirstEnergy acquires transmission assets from The Toledo HospitalJones Day represented American Transmission Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp., in connection with the acquisition of certain transmission assets from The Toledo Hospital.
  • Avient divests distribution business to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day advised Avient Corporation in the $950 million sale of its Distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • MassMutual provides $1.025 billion NAV loan facility to leading global investment firmJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $1.025 billion NAV loan facility provided to a leading global investment firm.
  • Financial institution provides $106 million construction loan secured by multifamily housing project, including commercial space, in Burlingame, CaliforniaJones Day represented a financial institution, as administrative agent, in connection with a $106 million construction loan secured by a multifamily housing project, including commercial space, in Burlingame, California.
  • RBC Real Estate Capital Corporation provides $111 million loan secured by Kennebunkport Resort Collection in Kennebunkport, MaineJones Day represented RBC Real Estate Capital Corp., a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada, as administrative agent, in connection with a $111 million loan secured by a fourteen-property portfolio of resorts, hotels, and luxury residential accommodations located in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • Wells Fargo provides $982 million revolver and term loan facility secured by portfolio of approximately 100 industrial propertiesJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the modification and upsize of a $982 million revolver and term loan facility secured by more than 100 industrial properties in multiple jurisdictions across the U.S., including Minnesota, Nevada, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.
  • Wells Fargo provides $690 million revolver and term loan facility secured by portfolio of approximately 40 industrial propertiesJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the modification and upsize of a $690 million revolver and term loan facility secured by more than 40 industrial properties in multiple jurisdictions across the U.S.