John D.Casais

Partner

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John Casais has more than two decades of experience in financing transactions and business reorganizations, representing arrangers, underwriters, and lenders in connection with a broad array of matters in a wide range of industries. John focuses on senior financings, with a concentration on leveraged acquisition financings, and frequently represents clients in transactions that include a junior capital component. His clients include banks, hedge funds, and finance companies.

Financial institution clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citizens Bank, Jefferies, JPMorgan, KeyBank, and SunTrust. His recent transactions include the representation of the arrangers and initial lenders in connection with a combined $980 million in original and incremental senior secured credit facilities in favor of NN, a publicly traded manufacturing company, and the representation of the arrangers, underwriters, and initial lenders in connection with $850 million in senior credit facilities and high yield notes for AMAG Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Recent restructuring transactions include the representation of the first lien lenders to RCS Capital Corporation in connection with its reorganization under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, including the negotiation and documentation of $150 million in DIP credit facilities and $650 million of first-and second-lien exit credit facilities, and the representation of an ad hoc group of first lien lenders to AFGlobal Corporation in connection with its reorganization under chapter 11, including $100 million of DIP and exit credit facilities.

John leads Jones Day's Banking, Finance & Securities team in Boston. He has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US.

Experience

  • AFGlobal first lien lender group receives 95.5 percent of equity as debtor emerges pursuant to prepackaged plan of reorganizationJones Day represented a group of first lien term loan lenders of AFGlobal Corporation (f/k/a Ameriforge Group), an oil and gas OEM specializing in technology, products and services with fully-integrated manufacturing capabilities to clients around the world, in its prepackaged chapter 11 cases.
  • KeyBank provides $625 million credit facility to NN, Inc.Jones Day represented KeyBank National Association in connection with its $525 million term credit facility and $100 million revolving credit facility provided to NN, Inc., a diversified industrial company and global manufacturer of metal bearing, plastic, rubber, and precision metal components.
  • Citizens Bank provides financing to Apogee TelecomJones Day represented Citizens Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent, in connection with a senior secured credit facility provided to Apogee Telecom, Inc., a provider of wireless telecommunication services.
  • RockWood Equity Partners acquires substantially all assets of Ibis TekJones Day represented RockWood Equity Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Ibis Tek, LLC, Ibis Tek Properties, LLC, Verbuck, LLC, and Ibis Apparel, LLC (collectively, "Ibis Tek").
  • Stallergenes Greer obtains revolving credit facility from UBSJones Day represented Stallergenes Greer plc, a global biopharmaceutical company specializing in treatments for respiratory allergies, in connection with a new revolving credit facility provided by UBS Switzerland AG.
  • USG sells L&W Supply Corporation to ABC Supply Co. for $670 millionJones Day advised USG Corporation in connection with its sale of L&W Supply Corporation, and certain other assets related to L&W's distribution business, to ABC Supply Co. Inc. for $670 million in cash.
  • GenNx360 Capital Partners portfolio company acquires Travis Body & TrailerJones Day represented GenNx360 Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company, Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc., of Travis Body & Trailer Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum end dumps, bottom dumps and transfer trailers to the construction, waste and recycling, rendering and agriculture end markets.
  • XiO portfolio company completes $245 million unitranche refinancingJones Day acted as international counsel to Lumenis Inc., the world's largest energy-based medical company for surgical, ophthalmology, and aesthetic applications and a portfolio company of XiO Group, in connection with its $245 million unitranche refinancing provided by Alcentra Limited.
  • First lien lenders take majority ownership in RCS Capital chapter 11 caseJones Day represented a steering committee of first lien lenders in the RCS Capital Corp. chapter 11 cases filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • KeyBank provides $56 million financing to Track UtilitiesJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent and lender, in a $56 million term loan and revolving facility provided to Track Utilities, LLC, a provider of mission-critical electric and telecommunications infrastructure services, in connection with the acquisition of Sitewise Corporation.
  • KeyBank provides $50 million financing to NN, Inc.Jones Day represented KeyBank National Association in connection with its $50 million incremental term loan provided to NN, Inc., a diversified industrial company and global manufacturer of metal bearing, plastic, rubber, and precision metal components.
  • Fortress Capital provides $100 million DIP financing to The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea CompanyJones Day represented Fortress Capital Corp., as DIP lender, in connection with a novel $100 million junior lien DIP financing.
  • Jefferies finances AMAG Pharmaceuticals' acquisition of Cord Blood Registry®Jones Day advised Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent, collateral agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, and Jefferies LLC, as representative of the initial purchasers, in connection with the $850 million in financing provided to AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on maternal health, anemia, and cancer supportive care, to finance a portion of its acquisition of Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®), a large stem cell collection and storage company.
  • Jefferies and Barclays complete $231 million public offering of Common Stock by AMAG PharmaceuticalsJones Day advised Jefferies LLC and Barclays Capital Inc., as representatives of the underwriters, in connection with the $231 million public offering of Common Stock by AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on maternal health, anemia, and cancer supportive care.
  • Citizens Bank provides credit facility for software company refinancingJones Day represented Citizens Bank, National Association, as lender, in connection with a senior term and revolving credit facility for the refinancing of a loan provided to a private enterprise application software company.
  • Jefferies Finance provides $340 million financing to AMAG Pharmaceuticals for acquisition of Lumara HealthJones Day represented Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent, collateral agent, sole lead arranger, and bookrunner, in connection with a $340 million term loan financing provided to AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, for the acquisition of Lumara Health Inc.
  • Citizens Bank amends and restates credit facility for ARC Group WorldwideJones Day represented Citizens Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the amendment and restatement of a senior secured facility provided to ARC Group Worldwide, Inc., a global advanced manufacturing and 3D printing service provider.
  • Citizens Bank provides financing for acquisition of online specialty pharmaceutical companyJones Day represented Citizens Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, sole lead arranger, and sole bookrunner, in connection with a first lien and second lien sponsor acquisition financing for an online specialty pharmaceutical company.
  • Orange (France Telecom) sells Dominican Republic assets to Altice for $1.42 billion (€1.05 billion)Jones Day advised long-standing client Orange, S.A. (France Telecom), a leading global telecommunications company, in connection with the sale of 100 percent of Orange Dominicana S.A., its subsidiary in the Dominican Republic, to Altice, a multinational cable and telecommunications company, for $1.42 billion (€1.05 billion).
  • RBS Citizens provides acquisition financing to PE firm for acquisition of payment processing companyJones Day represented RBS Citizens, N.A., as joint lead arranger, bookrunner, and syndication agent, in a senior secured acquisition financing in connection with the acquisition of a payment processing company by a private equity firm.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • April 7, 2016Commercial and Real Estate Lending Subcommittee Meeting, speaker, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting
    • October 10, 2012The Sponsorization of the Middle Market: Middle Market Lending Trends, panelist, The Loan Syndications and Trading Association
    • August 5, 2012Syndications and Lender Relations: Commercial Finance, panelist, ABA Annual Meeting
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