Kyle M.Baltes

Partner

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Kyle Baltes advises Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, portfolio companies, and financial institutions in all aspects of real estate transactions. His practice includes leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, financing, and management of real estate assets. Kyle's representations span a broad range of industries, including energy, finance, health care, hospitality, and manufacturing. He also assists clients involved in developing public-private partnerships with states and municipalities for the operation of major infrastructure assets.

Kyle has worked with clients such as Bank of America, The Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs, NRG Energy, Transwestern Investment Group, United Parcel Service, USI, and Wells Fargo & Company. He also has advised clients with respect to the real estate and infrastructure components of restructurings, including representation of the City of Detroit in the confirmation of its Plan of Adjustment.

Kyle is also active in the community. He is a member of the Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing Young Professional Board and engages in other real estate-related pro bono matters.

Experience

  • Cineworld Group completes asset monetization strategies in United States through cinema sale-leaseback transactionsJones Day advised UK headquartered, Cineworld Group PLC in connection with an asset monetization strategy in the United States involving a combined cash consideration of $556.3 million cinema sale-leaseback transactions to convert a substantial portion of Cineworld’s U.S. real estate holdings into cash to leverage its equity and optimize efficiency.
  • Henderson Park forms Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I ("HPREF I")Jones Day represented Henderson Park Capital Management in the formation of Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I ("HPREF I"), a $2.2 billion pan-European opportunistic and value added real estate investment fund, and in the Fund's related subscription-based credit facility.
  • Transwestern sells 3.5 million square foot industrial real estate portfolioJones Day advised Transwestern Investment Group in connection with the disposition of a 3.5 million square foot industrial real estate portfolio.
  • Lamb-Weston/RDO Frozen obtains $70 million credit facilityJones Day represented Lamb-Weston/RDO Frozen, a joint venture of RDO Frozen Co. and Lamb-Weston/Midwest, Inc., in connection with a $70 million credit facility with Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch, as administrative agent and lender, and Bank of America, N.A., as lender.
  • Huntington Ingalls sells Avondale Shipyard in Jefferson Parish, LouisianaJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. in the sale and seller financing of the Avondale Shipyard, a 254-acre shipyard located on the Mississippi River in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
  • Transwestern sells 300,000 square-foot office park located in San Jose, CaliforniaJones Day advised Transwestern Investment Group in connection with the disposition of a 300,000 square-foot office park located in San Jose, California.
  • Affiliate of Blackstone Group acquires dual-brand, 254-room Marriott hotel complex in Orlando, FloridaJones Day advised an affiliate of The Blackstone Group in connection with the acquisition of a dual-brand, 254-room Marriott hotel complex in Orlando, Florida.
  • USI Insurance Services acquires CHS InsuranceJones Day advised USI Insurance Services LLC ("USI"), a portfolio company of KKR and CDPQ, on the acquisition of CHS Insurance Services ("CHS Insurance").
  • LSC Communications acquires TriLiteralJones Day advised LSC Communications, Inc. in the acquisition of TriLiteral LLC, a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers.
  • Shenzhen Energy Group acquires PV solar generation facilities from Recurrent Energy for $232 millionJones Day advised Shenzhen Energy Group Co., Ltd. on its $232 million acquisition of a portfolio of PV solar generation facilities in California from Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Canadian Solar.
  • USI Insurance Services acquires Wells Fargo Commercial Insurance businessJones Day advised USI Insurance Services ("USI"), a portfolio company of KKR and CDPQ, on the acquisition of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc. ("WFIS") from Wells Fargo & Company.
  • LSC Communications acquires Clark GroupJones Day advised LSC Communications, Inc. in its acquisition of The Clark Group.
  • LSC Communications acquires Quality Park envelope businessJones Day advised LSC Communications, Inc. in its acquisition of the Quality Park envelope business from Cenveo.
  • LSC Communications acquires Publishers Press in Lebanon Junction, KentuckyJones Day advised LSC Communications in its acquisition of Publishers Press, a family-owned printing and digital solutions provider based in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky from Publishers Printing Company, LLC and certain of its affiliates.
  • LSC Communications acquires CREEL PrintingJones Day advised LSC Communications, Inc. in its acquisition of CREEL Printing, a privately-owned offset and digital printing company based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • LSC Communications sells office/warehouse facility in Portland, OregonJones Day advised LSC Communications, Inc. in its sale of 260,000 sf office/warehouse facility in Portland, Oregon.
  • Newell Brands sells fire starter and fire log business to Royal Oak EnterprisesJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pine Mountain® fire starters and fire logs business, and Diamond® matches, fire starters, lighters, toothpicks, and laundry business, to Royal Oak Enterprises, a leading manufacturer of charcoal and grilling products.
  • SAP acquires Abakus, Inc.Jones Day advised SAP SE in its acquisition of Abakus, Inc., a developer of marketing optimization software.
  • Goode Partners acquires Forman MillsJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Forman Mills, a New Jersey-based retail chain and department store.
  • SAP acquires HipmunkJones Day advised SAP SE in its acquisition of Hipmunk, a leader in travel search innovation.
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