Robert B.Barnes

Associate

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8703

Robert Barnes practices corporate law, with a focus on capital markets, corporate governance, and federal securities law. His experience includes private and public offerings of debt and equity securities, tender offers, and other M&A transactions, along with general corporate governance matters. He also regularly advises clients on securities laws, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities.

Robert is also active in Jones Day's pro bono immigration initiatives, serving as part of the on-the-ground team working with detainees in the Laredo, Texas detention facility and participating in juvenile immigration representations in Georgia.

Experience

  • PGT Innovations acquires NewSouth Window SolutionsJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc., a national leader in premium windows and doors, including impact-resistant products, in connection with its $92 million cash acquisition of NewSouth Window Solutions, subject to adjustments.
  • Modern Media Acquisition completes merger agreement with Akazoo Ltd.Jones Day advised 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.
  • Cumulus Media completes offering of $500 million Senior Secured First-Lien NotesJones Day represented Cumulus Media Inc., a leading audio-first media and entertainment company headquartered in Atlanta, GA that owns and/or operates 428 radio stations broadcasting in 87 U.S. media markets, in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Secured First-Lien Notes due 2026.
  • 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.
  • Greystar completes $120 million refinancingJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, a fully-integrated property management, investment management and development and construction services company specializing in the multifamily real estate industry globally, in connection with the $120 million refinancing inclusive of a $30 million revolving credit facility and a Rule 144A offering of an additional $90 million in aggregate principal amount of Greystar’s 5.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • HD Supply completes $750 million offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented HD Supply, Inc., one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, in connection with its issuance of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2026 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • PGT Innovations completes $161 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented PGT Innovations, Inc., the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of impact-resistant windows and doors, in connection with its underwritten public offering of 7.0 million shares of Common Stock.
  • PGT Innovations completes $315 million offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented PGT Innovations, Inc., the leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of impact-resistant windows and doors, in connection with its offering of $315 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2026 in a transaction exemption from registration pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Birch Communications' Cloud and Business Services business acquired by Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. for $600 millionJones Day advised Birch Communications, Inc. in the acquisition of its cloud and business services business by Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. for approximately $600 million in an all-stock transaction which included the purchase of 50 million shares of Fusion’s Common Stock and the refinancing of $444 million of Birch indebtedness.
  • Newell Brands enters into settlement agreement with Starboard Value that ended Newell's ongoing proxy contest with StarboardJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in its entry into a settlement agreement with activist shareholder Starboard Value LP that ended Newell’s ongoing proxy contest with Starboard.
  • comScore enters into $300 million financing arrangement with Starboard ValueJones Day represented comScore, Inc., a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere, in connection with a $300 million multi-tranche financing arrangement with Starboard Value L.P., a 7.2% stockholder.
  • Gray Television completes $250.1 million public offering of Common StockJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia that owns and/or operates over 100 television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the United States, in connection with its underwritten public offering of 17.25 million shares of Common Stock.
  • Greystar completes $500 million private placement of Senior Secured NotesJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, a fully-integrated property management, investment management and development and construction services company specializing in the multifamily real estate industry, in connection with its issuance of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and its concurrent redemption of $320 million of its 8.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2022.
  • Deltek acquires OnviaJones Day advised Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and solutions for project-based businesses, in the $70 million acquisition of Onvia, Inc.
  • comScore achieves successful settlement agreement with Starboard Value LPJones Day advised comScore, Inc. in its successful settlement agreement with activist shareholder Starboard Value LP.
  • HD Supply completes series of transactions relating to its existing capital structureJones Day represented HD Supply, Inc., one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, in connection with a series of transactions relating to its existing capital structure, including the amendment of the credit agreement governing its existing term loan credit facility, resulting in the issuance of two new tranches of term loans in the approximate amount of $1.1 billion; solicitation of consents to amend the indenture governing its outstanding $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Senior Notes due 2024 to provide certain financial flexibility; early redemption of its 5.25% Senior Secured First Priority Notes due 2021 for a redemption price of approximately $1.3 billion; and the establishment of a new $500 million share repurchase program.
  • Modern Media Acquisition Corp. completes $207 million IPOJones Day represented Modern Media Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, in connection with its $207 million initial public offering of units, each unit consisting of one share of Common Stock, one right to receive one-tenth of a share of Common Stock, and one-half of one warrant.
  • DataBank acquires data center facilities from 365 Data CentersJones Day advised DataBank, Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company, in its acquisition of network neutral data center facilities in both Cleveland and Pittsburgh from 365 Data Centers.
  • Capital One arranges $534.9 million term loan for acquisition of 34 medical office buildingsJones Day represented Capital One Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, in connection with a $534.9 million term loan used to finance the acquisition of 34 medical office buildings located in 14 states.
  • Potash Corporation issues $500 million of Notes in public offeringJones Day represented Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., the world’s largest integrated fertilizer and related industrial and feed products company, in connection with its issuance of $500 million of 4.000% Notes due 2026 in a public offering, underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC; RBC Capital Markets, LLC; and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.
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