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

  • Verint Systems separates into two independent companiesJones Day advised Verint® Systems Inc. ("Verint") in the separation and spin-off of its cyber intelligence business, Cognyte Systems Ltd.
  • Peabody Energy completes comprehensive exchange transactionJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation (the "Company"), a large private-sector coal company, in connection with a series of recapitalization transactions to, among other things, provide the Company with maturity extensions and covenant relief, while allowing it to maintain sufficient operating liquidity and financial flexibility, including: (i) an offer to exchange any and all of its outstanding $459 million aggregate principal amount of 6.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "Existing Notes") for (a) new 10.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 to be co-issued by PIC AU Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Peabody ("AU HoldingsCo"), and PIC AU Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Peabody ("AU HoldingsCorp" and, together with AU HoldingsCo, the "Co-Issuers"), and (b) new 8.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 to be issued by Peabody; and (ii) a restructuring of the revolving loans under the Company's existing credit agreement (the "Existing Credit Agreement") by (a) making a pay down of revolving loans thereunder in the aggregate amount of $10 million, (b) the co-issuers incurring $206 million of term loans under a credit agreement, dated as of January 29, 2021, (c) the Company entering into a letter of credit facility, and (d) the Company amending the existing credit agreement.
  • Montauk Renewables completes IPO and dual listing in United States and South AfricaJones Day represented Montauk Renewables, Inc. in connection with its domestic initial public offering of Common Stock with a U.S. primary listing (Nasdaq: MNTK) and South African secondary listing (JSE: MKR).
  • Ansys acquires Analytical Graphics, Inc. for $700 millionJones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in the $700 million acquisition of Analytical Graphics, Inc., a provider of mission-driven simulation, modeling, testing and analysis software for aerospace, defense and intelligence applications.
  • Delaware North to sell Jumer’s Casino & Hotel to Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. for $120 millionJones Day is advising Delaware North, a global hospitality and entertainment company with operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, lodging, gaming and specialty retail industries, in the sale of Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island, Illinois, to Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) for $120 million in cash.
  • Rayonier establishes $300 million at-the-market programJones Day represented Rayonier Inc., a publicly traded timberland real estate investment trust, in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market offering of $300 million of its common stock.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • Vantage Data Centers forms $3.5 billion strategic partnership with Colony Capital to advance data center growthJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, on forming a strategic partnership with Colony Capital, Inc. valued at $3.5 billion to accelerate the expansion of Vantage’s best-in-class, wholesale data centers throughout North America and Europe.
  • Maxeon Solar Technologies completes offering of $200 million Green Convertible NotesJones Day represented Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd., then a wholly-owned subsidiary of SunPower Corporation, in connection with its Rule 144A offering of $200 million aggregate principal amount of 6.50% Green Convertible Senior Notes due 2025.
  • National Fuel Gas completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy company, in connection with its registered public offering of $500 million of 5.50% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • National Fuel Gas completes $172.6 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy company, in connection with the $172.6 million underwritten public offering of 4,370,000 shares of Common Stock.
  • BofA Securities-led syndicate underwrites $100 million public offering of Depositary Shares by First Midwest BancorpJones Day represented BofA Securities, Inc.; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; and the other underwriters in connection with First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.’s $100 million public offering of 4,000,000 depositary shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of Fixed Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A.
  • Owens Corning completes $300 million Senior Notes offeringJones 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 registered public offering of $300 million of 3.875% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • FlaglerCE sold assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised FlaglerCE Holdings, LLC in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.
  • 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.
  • SunPower completes $169.6 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented SunPower Corporation, a solar products and services company, in connection with the $169.6 million underwritten public offering of 22,000,000 shares of Common Stock.
  • 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.
  • 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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