Benjamin S.Borden (Ben)

Associate

Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8920

Ben Borden practices in the areas of capital markets and general corporate law. His experience includes representing U.S. and international issuers and investment banks in connection with a variety of public and private transactions, including investment-grade, convertible, and high yield debt offerings; equity offerings; and exchange offers and tender offers. He also has advised U.S. and international clients on corporate governance, securities laws, and periodic reporting responsibilities. He has prepared and reviewed various '33 and '34 Act filings, including registration statements, proxy statements, and periodic filings.

Ben has worked with a variety of issuers and financial institutions, including multinational corporations, middle market companies, venture-stage companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, investment banks, and on transactions across many industries, including consumer products, automotive, health care, energy, media and telecommunications, and financial services.

Experience

  • Omnicom completes $600 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with its registered public offering of $600 million of 4.200% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • BofA Securities, Citigroup Global Markets, and J.P. Morgan complete $6.5 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented BofA Securities, Inc.; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as underwriters, in connection with the public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages, of $6.5 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $1.5 billion of 2.250% Senior Notes due 2025, $500 million of 2.625% Senior Notes due 2027, $1.5 billion of 2.750% Senior Notes due 2030, $750 million of 3.500% Senior Notes due 2040, $1.5 billion of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2050, and $750 million of 3.875% Senior Notes due 2060.
  • Largest Cineworld shareholder refinancesJones Day advised Global City Theatres B.V., (GCT), the largest shareholder of Cineworld Group plc (Cineworld), Regal in the U.S., as lead counsel on its debt refinancing and related capital market aspects.
  • Omnicom completes $600 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with its registered public offering of $600 million of 2.450% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Syndicate of international placement agents complete BRL 3.0 billion primary and secondary offering of Common Shares by MarfrigJones Day advised Santander Investment Securities Inc.; Bradesco Securities, Inc.; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Banco do Brasil Securities LLC; and Jefferies LLC, as international placement agents, in connection with a BRL 3.0 billion (US$720 million) international offering of 299,738,518 Common Shares of Marfrig Global Foods S.A. (“Marfrig”), represented by a primary offering of 90,090,091 Common Shares by Marfrig and a secondary offering of 209,648,427 Common Shares by BNDES Participações S.A. – BNDESPAR, as the selling shareholder.
  • Diamond S Shipping completes secondary public offering of Common SharesJones Day represented Diamond S Shipping Inc. in connection with the underwritten secondary offering of 4,021,604 of the Company’s Common Shares by funds affiliated with First Reserve and 660,870 of the Company’s Common Shares by funds affiliated with WL Ross & Co. LLC as the selling shareholders.
  • Wabtec completes $1.5 billion secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation ("Wabtec") in connection with a $1.5 billion secondary public offering of Common Stock by a selling stockholder.
  • Syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks complete $500 million Senior Notes offering by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks in an international offering of $500 million of 6.625% Senior Notes due 2029 by a subsidiary of Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • Omnicom completes €1 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the public offering by its wholly owned U.K. finance subsidiary, Omnicom Finance Holdings plc, of €1.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of €500 million of 0.800% Senior Notes due 2027 and €500 million of 1.400% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Syndicate of international banks complete $1.0 billion Senior Notes by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international banks in an international offering of $1.0 billion of 7.000% Senior Notes due 2026 by a subsidiary of Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • Wabtec completes $1.9 billion secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (“Wabtec”) in connection with a $1.9 billion secondary public offering of Common Stock by a selling stockholder.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings combines with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.Jones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in its merger with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.
  • Wabtec completes $2.5 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (“Wabtec”) in connection with its underwritten public offering of $2.5 billion aggregate principal of Senior Notes, consisting of (i) $500 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Rate Senior Notes due 2021, (ii) $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.150% Senior Notes due 2024, and (iii) $1.250 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.700% Senior Notes due 2028.
  • Nine Dragons Paper acquires Catalyst Paper Corporation for $175 millionJones Day advised Nine Dragons Paper in its $175 million acquisition of the Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wisconsin paper mills of Catalyst Paper Corporation.
  • Wabtec announces new financing arrangementsJones Day represented Wabtec Corporation in connection with the refinancing and replacement of its existing revolving credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of $1.2 billion; a refinancing term loan in an aggregate principal amount of $350 million; and a new delayed draw term loan in an aggregate principal amount of $400 million.
  • International Automotive Components Group completes refinancing of Senior Secured NotesJones Day advised International Automotive Components Group, S.A., a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, in connection with the issuance of $215 million of Senior Secured Notes due 2023 to Gamut Capital Management, L.P. in a private placement.
  • Syndicate of international banks complete international offering of $1.0 billion Senior Notes by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international banks in an international offering of $1.0 billion of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2025 by Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • Athyrium Capital Management invests in Village Practice Management Company via notes and warrantsJones Day advised Athyrium Capital Management, LP in connection with its investment in Village Practice Management Company, LLC, a venture stage healthcare and technology company that partners with primary care providers to facilitate their shift from volume-based to value-based compensation models, of up to $80 million of Senior Secured Notes with warrants in a private placement.
  • Fly Leasing issues $300 million of Senior Notes in registered offeringJones Day advised Fly Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, in connection with its issuance of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 5.250% Senior Notes due 2024.
  • BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs, and Merrill Lynch complete $4.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as representatives of the several underwriters, in connection with the public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages, of $4.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $1.5 billion of Floating Rate Notes due 2018, $1.0 billion of 2.000% Senior Notes due 2021 and $1.5 billion of 3.000% Senior Notes due 2027.
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