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

  • Gray Television completes $800 million private offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in connection with its private offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • 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.
  • Roper Technologies acquires Vertafore Inc.Jones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc., a diversified technology company, on a $4 billion bridge financing and issuance of a $2.7 billion four-tranche offering of Senior Unsecured Notes in connection with its $5.35 billion acquisition of Vertafore.
  • Infor, Inc. completes offering of $1.0 billion Senior NotesJones Day represented Infor, Inc., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 1.450% Senior Notes due 2023 and $650 million aggregate principal amount of 1.750% Senior Notes due 2025.
  • HanesBrands completes $700 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented HanesBrands Inc., a leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Asia-Pacific, in connection with a private offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2025.
  • Georgia-Pacific completes offering of $2.5 billion Senior NotesJones Day represented Georgia-Pacific LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $900 million aggregate principal amount of 1.750% Senior Notes due 2025, $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.100% Senior Notes due 2027, and $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.300% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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