Patrick R.Bussard

Associate

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Patrick Bussard practices general corporate law, focusing on capital markets. He has experience representing both investment banks and U.S. and international issuers in a broad range of transactions, including equity and debt offerings, exchange offers, and consent solicitations. He has prepared and reviewed '33 and '34 Act filings, including registration statements and periodic filings, and has advised issuers on SEC reporting obligations, corporate governance matters, and stock exchange rules and regulations.

Patrick has worked on transactions across many industries, including consumer products, media and telecommunications, mining, shipping, biotechnology, and financial institutions.

Additionally, Patrick maintains an active pro bono practice. He was recently part of a team that successfully represented a prisoner challenging the constitutionality of the terms of his pretrial confinement.

Experience

  • J.P. Morgan and Citigroup Global Markets complete $2.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as underwriters, in connection with the public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages, of $2.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $1.0 billion of 2.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $1.0 billion of 3.375% Senior Notes due 2049.
  • Exide Technologies completes $1.1 billion comprehensive new financing and recapitalizationJones Day represented Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored energy solutions for the automotive and industrial markets, in connection with a comprehensive new financing and recapitalization transaction.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $650 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with the issuance by two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries of $650 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.000% Senior Notes due 2027 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch complete €1.0 billion bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented BNP Paribas; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; and Merrill Lynch International, 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 €1.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of €500.0 million of 0.750% Senior Notes due 2027 and €500.0 million of 1.125% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Morgan Stanley acts as initial purchaser in $100 million Rule 144A offering of Term Preferred Shares by FS Global Credit Opportunities FundJones Day represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as initial purchaser, in connection with the $100 million Rule 144A offering by FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund of Term Preferred Shares, Series 2026.
  • Morgan Stanley acts as initial purchaser in $100 million Rule 144A offering by FS Global Credit Opportunities FundJones Day represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as initial purchaser, in connection with a $100 million Rule 144A offering by FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund, a leading asset manager dedicated to helping individuals, financial professionals, and institutions design better portfolios, consisting of Term Preferred Shares, Series 2023 - Fixed Rate and Term Preferred Shares, Series 2023 - Floating Rate.
  • Fly Leasing acquires major aircraft portfolioJones Day advised Fly Leasing Limited in its acquisition from AirAsia Berhad and its subsidiary, Asia Aviation Capital Limited, of a portfolio of leased aircraft and engines, as well as options to acquire additional aircraft for a combination of cash and stock consideration.
  • Great Elm Capital Group takes stake in CRICJones Day advised Great Elm Capital Group, Inc. in its acquisition, through its majority-owned subsidiary, Great Elm FM Holdings, Inc., of an 80.1 percent interest in CRIC IT Fort Myers LLC, the owner of two Class A office buildings in Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Sprint completes $1.5 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised Sprint Corporation, a communications services company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Notes due 2026, guaranteed by Sprint Communications, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Analytics company issues convertible debt and refinances two credit facilitiesJones Day advised an analytics company in connection with its issuance of convertible debt, including a delayed-draw facility and related amendment to two credit facilities.
  • Grupo Kuo completes $450 million international offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Grupo Kuo S.A.B. de C.V., one of the largest conglomerates in Mexico, in connection with an international offering of US$450 million of 5.750% Senior Notes due 2027.
  • Exide Technologies enters into Purchase and Support AgreementJones Day represented Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions, in a Purchase and Support Agreement with key investors, pursuant to which, among other things: (i) certain investors purchased $80 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.25% Second Lien Senior Secured Convertible PIK Notes due 2025, (ii) Exide completed an offer to exchange up to $303.5 million in aggregate principal amount of its existing 11% First Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2020 for an equal principal amount of new first lien notes with extended maturity, and (iii) certain investors purchased $150 million in aggregate principal amount of 11% First Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2022 and 4,050,000 shares of Common Stock.
  • Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley complete $3.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCo and HSBC, RBC, and TD complete CAD750 million public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 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 $3.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $350 million of Floating Rate Notes due 2019, $400 million of Floating Rate Notes due 2022, $750 million of 1.550% Senior Notes due 2019, $750 million of 2.250% Senior Notes due 2022, and $750 million of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2047.
  • Koch Equity Development invests over $2 billion in InforJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC, the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, in connection with its equity investment of more than $2 billion in Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud.
  • Peabody Energy completes $1 billion offering of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation (PEC), a large private-sector coal company, in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Notes, consisting of $500 million of 6.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 and $500 million of 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Morgan Stanley completes $61.2 million public offering of Term Preferred Shares by Nuveen closed-end fundsJones Day represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in connection with the $61.2 million public offering by three Nuveen closed-end funds of Term Preferred Shares (TPS).
  • BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and Mizuho Securities underwrite $4.5 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented Citigroup, Goldman Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, and Mizuho Securities, 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 $4.5 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $250 million of Floating Rate Notes due 2019, $250 million of Floating Rate Notes due 2021, $750 million of 1.350% Senior Notes due 2019, $750 million of 1.700% Senior Notes due 2021, $1 billion of 2.375% Senior Notes due 2026, and $1.5 billion of 3.450% Senior Notes due 2046.
  • FXCM announces $15 million at-the-market offering programJones Day represented FXCM Inc., a leading provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading, in connection with its $15 million at-the-market offering program.
  • Flowers Foods completes $400 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Flowers Foods, Inc., a leading producer and marketer of fresh packaged bakery foods, in connection with its public offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.500% Senior Notes due 2026.
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