Bradley C.Brasser (Brad)

Partner

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Recognized as a Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group, Brad Brasser has more than 17 years of experience advising clients on complex capital markets and M&A transactions. He regularly represents clients on acquisition financings, public and private equity and debt offerings, and in-court and out-of court restructurings. Brad also counsels public companies and their boards on a variety of corporate governance and compliance matters.

Brad recently represented Procter & Gamble in the $12.5 billion sale of its beauty brands in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction, Peabody Energy in its successful chapter 11 reorganization, Conagra Brands in the tax-exempt spin-off of its Lamb Weston business, Foresight Reserves in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of Foresight Energy's capital structure, and Goldman Sachs in its underwritten public offering of notes issued by First Midwest Bancorp. He also works closely with Macquarie Capital, Marathon Petroleum, MPLX, The Riverside Company, USG, Verint Systems, and Xcel Energy, among other clients.

Brad is a member of the ABA (Business Law Section), the Illinois State Bar Association, and The Chicago Bar Association. In 2015, he completed a three-year term on the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission. Brad regularly publishes materials regarding developments in the areas of securities law and corporate governance.

Experience

  • Owens Corning issues $450 million of Green BondsJones Day represented Owens Corning, a global producer of residential and commercial building materials and of glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composites, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 3.950% Senior Notes due 2029.
  • Nutrien completes $1.5 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Nutrien Ltd., the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, in connection with its public offering of US$1.5 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of (i) US$750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.200% Senior Notes due 2029 and (ii) US$750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.000% Senior Notes due 2049.
  • Usabilla sold to SurveyMonkeyJones Day advised Usabilla in the sale of the company to SurveyMonkey, a California-based, NASDAQ-listed global survey software company.
  • Vantage Data Centers acquires Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation for approximately $200 millionJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data centers in support of business and mission-critical applications, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation from Videotron Ltd., a Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI) subsidiary, for approximately $200 million.
  • Modern Media Acquisition enters merger agreement with Akazoo Ltd.Jones Day is advising Modern Media Acquisition Corp. ("MMDM"), a special purpose acquisition company, in its business combination with Akazoo Limited, a U.K.- based digital music streaming platform specializing in emerging markets.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Sea Hunter merges with Baker Technologies Inc., Briteside Holdings, LLC, and Santé Veritas Holdings Inc. in four-way business combination and Canadian reverse takeoverJones Day advised Sea Hunter Therapeutics LLC and its parent company Sea Hunter Holdings LLC in connection with a four-way business combination and Canadian reverse takeover (RTO) in which a new Canadian public company (Tilt Holdings) to be listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) acquired the equity of Sea Hunter, Baker Technologies Inc. and Briteside Holdings LLC (U.S. companies), and Santé Veritas Holdings Inc., a Canadian corporation, in exchange for new equity in Tilt Holdings.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $10.9 billion merger.
  • Heidrick & Struggles amends and restates revolving credit facilityJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a premier global provider of executive search, leadership assessment and development, organization and team effectiveness, and culture shaping services, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility.
  • Conagra Brands completes $7.025 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Conagra Brands, Inc., a leading branded foods company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $525 million Floating Rate Notes due 2020, $1.2 billion 3.800% Senior Notes due 2021, $1 billion 4.300% Senior Notes due 2024, $1 billion 4.600% Senior Notes due 2025, $1.3 billion 4.850% Senior Notes 2028, $1 billion 5.300% Senior Notes due 2038, and $1 billion 5.400% Senior Notes due 2048.
  • Conagra Brands completes $575 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented Conagra Brands, Inc., a leading branded foods company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of 16,312,057 shares of Common Stock.
  • Total invests in Clean Energy Fuels Corp.Jones Day represented Total S.A., a French multinational integrated oil and gas company, in connection with its purchase of 25 percent of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a leading provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, for $83.4 million, and the credit support to be provided by Total of up to $100 million.
  • Nutrien issues $3.75 billion of Senior Notes of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and up to $4.425 billion debentures of AgriumJones Day represented Nutrien Ltd., the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, in connection with its issuance of $3.75 billion of Senior Notes of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. and up to $4.425 billion debentures of Agrium Inc. for an equal aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes of Nutrien in an exchange offering.
  • MPLX completes $5.5 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented MPLX LP in connection with a public offering of $5.5 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of (i) $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.375% Senior Notes due 2023, (ii) $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2028, (iii) $1.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2038, (iv) $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.700% Senior Notes due 2048, and (v) $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.900% Senior Notes due 2058.
  • Koch Equity Development commits $650 million preferred equity financing to support Meredith Corporation's $2.8 billion acquisition of Time, Inc.Jones Day advised Koch Equity Development, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, in connection with its $650 million of preferred equity financing to Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, in connection with Meredith’s $2.8 billion acquisition of magazine publisher Time, Inc.
  • Demers Ambulances acquires Braun IndustriesJones Day represented Demers Ambulances, a Quebec-based designer, manufacturer, and distributor of ambulances in Canada, in connection with its acquisition of Braun Industries, Inc., a custom ambulance manufacturer serving customers throughout the U.S.
  • FirstEnergy raises $1.616 billion in private placement of Convertible Preferred StockJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its issuance of $1.616 billion of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to affiliates of Elliott Management Corporation, Bluescape, and GIC.
  • FirstEnergy raises $850 million in private placement of Common StockJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with its issuance of $850 million of Common Stock in a private placement to funds affiliated with Zimmer Partners, LP.
  • Peabody Energy completes $346.9 million secondary public offering of Common StockJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation, a large private-sector coal company, in connection with the underwritten secondary offering of 12,800,000 shares of Peabody's Common Stock by certain of its existing stockholders affiliated with Discovery Capital Management, LLC.
  • AquaBounty completes purchase of Bell Fish Company's aquatic biomass farming facilityJones Day represented AquaBounty Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on enhancing productivity in the aquaculture market, in connection with its $14 million purchase of Bell Fish Company's aquatic biomass farming facility in Albany, Indiana.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 2, 2019
      The New M&A Paradigm: Guiding Your Company in Today's Global Environment - International Trade Regulation
    • Augus 2014
      CPE SEC Conference 2014 - Preparing for the SEC Staff Commence Process
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