Laura E.Bader

Partner

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Laura Bader has two decades of experience counseling clients in connection with institutional investment and ERISA fiduciary matters, including with respect to the "plan asset" rules and VCOC (venture capital operating company) and REOC (real estate operating company) structuring.

Laura's experience includes structuring and negotiating private equity, real estate, and other private funds for fund sponsors as well as for institutional investors. She also has counseled ERISA plans, investment managers, and a variety of pooled investment vehicles on ERISA compliance and fiduciary matters. Representative clients include the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds, The Riverside Company, and Westbrook Partners.

Laura has served on the advisory board of LadderUp, which provides free tax preparation assistance and financial counseling services to help clients move up the economic ladder.

Experience

  • Edgewater Capital forms Edgewater Capital Partners IV L.P.Jones Day advised Edgewater Capital Partners, L.P. in connection with the formation of Edgewater Capital Partners IV LP, a middle and lower market private equity buyout fund ("ECP IV").
  • Riverside forms Riverside Micro-Cap Fund V, L.P.Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in the formation of Riverside Micro-Cap Fund V, L.P., a private equity buyout fund ("RMCF V").
  • NMP Management Corporation forms Noro-Moseley Partners VIII, L.P.Jones Day advised NMP Management Corporation in the formation of Noro-Moseley Partners VIII, L.P., a venture capital fund ("NMP VIII").
  • Transwestern forms second real estate private equity fund, TSP Value and Income Fund IIJones Day advised Transwestern Investment Group in connection with the formation of its second real estate private equity fund, TSP Value and Income Fund II, L.P., which raised $200 million.
  • Trinity Hunt Partners forms Trinity Hunt Partners V, L.P.Jones Day advised Trinity Hunt Partners in connection with the formation of Trinity Hunt Partners V, L.P., a middle market private equity fund ("THP V").
  • Riverside acquires Naturally Slim®Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of NS412, LLC (d/b/a Naturally Slim®), a leading digital health platform focused on helping participants reduce Metabolic Syndrome, lose weight, and lead healthier lives.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners recapitalizes TAS Environmental ServicesJones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the recapitalization and related financing of TAS Environmental Services, a leading regional environmental services company.
  • Riverside invests in HemaTerra TechnologiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of HemaTerra Technologies, a provider of SaaS-based solutions for independent and hospital-based blood collection centers and plasma collection centers.
  • Blue Point Capital recapitalizes Next Level ApparelJones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the recapitalization of YS Garments, LLC (d/b/a Next Level Apparel).
  • Large financial institution provides financing for acquisition of customs brokerage and trade servicesJones Day represented a large financial institution, as administrative agent and lender, in a first lien and second lien financing in connection with a private equity firm’s acquisition of a customs brokerage and trade services firm.
  • Investment banking and securities firm provides $110 million senior secured term loan facility to owner of upstream oil and gas assets in Oklahoma’s Arkoma stackJones Day advised an investment banking and securities firm in connection with a $110 million senior secured term loan facility provided to an owner of upstream oil and gas assets in the Arkoma stack located in the State of Oklahoma.
  • Diversified global manufacturer of industrial components amends and restates existing revolving credit facilityJones Day represented a diversified global manufacturer of industrial components in connection with the amendment and restatement of its existing revolving credit facility. The amendment will provide a five-year, $1.3 billion credit facility, which is comprised of a $900 million revolving credit facility, a $100 million term loan A facility, and a $350 million delayed draw term loan facility. In addition, the amendment allows an increase by a maximum aggregate amount of up to $200 million and includes an option to incur an additional $250 million in term loan B debt.
  • Crestline Direct Finance provides $125 million senior secured term loan to subscription based online retailerJones Day advised Crestline Direct Finance, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $125 million senior secured term loan facility provided to a subscription based online retailer.
  • FTI Consulting amends and restates $550 million senior secured credit facilityJones Day represented FTI Consulting, Inc., a global business advisory firm, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its $550 million senior secured multicurrency revolving credit facility.
  • 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.
  • Greystar finances mixed-use multifamily apartment building in Portland, OregonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the financing of the acquisition of a mixed-use multifamily apartment building in Portland, Oregon.
  • Large financial institution provides $850 million credit facility to Bio-Techne CorporationJones Day represented a large financial institution in connection with a $850 million credit facility provided to Bio-Techne Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of high quality purified proteins.
  • Riverside makes minority investment in ScreenvisionJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its minority investment in Screenvision, a New York City-based cinema advertising company majority owned by ABRY Partners.
  • Southern Power to sell minority interest in solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group for $1.175 billionJones Day is advising Southern Power Company in its $1.175 billion sale of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited.
  • Syndicate of financial institutions provide $500 million credit facility to California developerJones Day represented a syndicate of financial institutions in connection with a $500 million unsecured credit facility, comprised of a $350 million revolving facility and $150 million term loan, provided to a California developer.
  • Fall 2007

    Infrastructure Investing in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities, coauthor, PREA Quarterly

    Additional Publications

    • Winter 2015The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: Key Considerations for US Fund Managers, coauthor, PREA Quarterly
    • 2012Eligibility for Investment: Pension Funds, coauthor, Securitization of Financial Assets, Aspen Law & Business
    • July-August 2009Recent ERISA Litigation Involving Financial Institutions, coauthor, Practical Compliance Risk Management for the Securities Industry
    • Winter 2008Is Your Contract Reasonable? DOL Proposes Amendments to Multiple Service Providers Exemption Regulations, PREA Quarterly
    • 2008Private Equity/Funds, coauthor, Credit Market and Subprime Distress - Responding to Legal Issues, Practising Law Institute
    • Spring 2007"Sudan Divestment Legislation" and "Proposed Increase in Carried Interest Taxation," PREA Quarterly
    • December 2006US Pension Legislation Expected to Increase Capacity for Many Pension Plan Investors in Private Equity Funds, International Company and Commercial Law Review
    • 2001"Fiduciary Responsibility for Plan Investments" and "Prohibited Transactions", coauthor, Pension Investment Handbook supplement to second edition

    Speaking Engagements

    • March 19, 2018
      PLI's ERISA Plan Investments in Financial Markets 2018: The Fundamentals
    • October 2017
      ERISA and Tax Considerations in Securitization Transactions, Securitization Law, guest lecturer, Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law
    • May 2017
      Current Topics for Investment Managers of ERISA Plans," Pension Plan Investments 2017 - Current Perspectives, panelist, Practising Law Institute
    • March 2015
      ERISA and Tax Considerations in Securitization Transactions, Securitization Law, guest lecturer, Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law
    • April 2014
      Current Fiduciary Issues, Pension Plan Investments 2014 - Current Perspectives, panelist, Practising Law Institute
    • March 2014
      ERISA and Tax Considerations in Securitization Transactions, Securitization Law, guest lecturer, Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law
    • April 2013
      Current Fiduciary Issues," Pension Plan Investments 2013 - Current Perspectives, panelist, Practising Law Institute
    • May 2007
      Regulatory Developments - How Do They Hinder or Help Marketing to Investors?, panelist, SRI Private Equity Marketing and Branding Forum
    • November 2004
      Real-Estate Related Private Equity - Trends and Issues, Illinois Venture Capital Association CFO Summit








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