Francesca C.Dickson

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3662

Francesca Dickson assists in advising corporations on the tax aspects of complex transactions including international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on tax planning, compliance, and tax-efficient structures for cross-border transactions and restructurings.

Francesca has drafted tax opinions and private letter ruling requests and has helped clients navigate a variety of complex tax issues, both internally and before the Internal Revenue Service.

She has represented borrowers and lenders on numerous financings, including cross-border and incremental financings and financings involving mezzanine and second lien debt. Francesca also has provided tax advice on offerings of U.S. and foreign issuer notes, as well as exchange offers, tender offers, and consent solicitations.

Experience

  • Sensata Technologies acquires Spear Power SystemsJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Spear Power Systems, a leader in lithium-ion based energy storage solutions for mission-critical and demanding end user applications.
  • Bally’s completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Bally's Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 12 casinos across eight states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with the issuance by two of its unrestricted subsidiaries of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • KeyBank provides $355 million credit facility to Davey Tree Expert CompanyJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $325 million revolving credit facility, with a $150 million letter of credit sublimit and a $30 million swing line commitment, provided to The Davey Tree Expert Company, a provider of a wide range of arboricultural, horticultural, environmental, and consulting services to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • Cemig Geração e Transmissão S.A. completes US$500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Cemig Geração e Transmissão S.A. (“CEMIG GT”) in connection with its offer to purchase for cash up to US$500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 9.250% Senior Notes due 2024.
  • Conagra Brands completes $500 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Conagra Brands, Inc., a leading branded foods company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million 0.500% Senior Notes due 2023.
  • Lamb Weston obtains new $1 billion multicurrency revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with a new $1 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility provided by Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Global Parts GroupJones Day advised VSE Corporation in the acquisition of Global Parts Group, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $38 million.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company sells BEI PrecisionJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the sale of BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. to Quantic Corporate Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.
  • Bally's acquires The Association of Volleyball ProfessionalsJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in the acquisition of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premier professional beach volleyball organization and host of the longest-running domestic beach volleyball tour in the United States.
  • Hyster-Yale obtains $300 million multicurrency revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (the “Company”), a designer, engineer, manufacturer, seller, and servicer of a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally, in connection with a $300 million multicurrency revolving credit facility ("Facility") with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Bally's acquires Bet.Works for $125 million and announces strategic partnership with Sinclair BroadcastJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its $125 million acquisition of Bet.Works, a U.S. based sports betting platform provider to operators in New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, and Colorado, and a long-term strategic partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., pursuant to which 21 FOX RSN brands will be rebranded using the Bally’s name and Bally’s will integrate content into the 190 television stations that Sinclair owns, operates, or provides services to across 88 markets and sports networks.
  • Hyster-Yale obtains $225 million term loan facilityJones Day represented Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., a designer, engineer, manufacturer, seller, and servicer of a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally, in connection with a new $225 million term loan facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • OGE Energy completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented OGE Energy Corp., a large energy services provider, in connection with its $500 million public offering of Senior Notes.
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented OGE Energy Corp. in connection with the $500 million public offering of Senior Notes by subsidiary, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company.
  • Skyworks Solutions completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly innovative analog semiconductors, in connection with its registered public offering of $500 million of 0.900% Senior Notes due 2023, $500 million of 1.800% Senior Notes due 2026, and $500 million of 3.000% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Omnicom completes $800 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with its registered public offering of $800 million of 2.600% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Verint Systems completes $315 million Convertible Notes offeringJones Day represented Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, in connection with an offering of $315 million aggregate principal amount of 0.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires Trillium Engineering, LLCJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, on its acquisition of a substantial investment in Trillium Engineering, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered camera gimbals for unmanned aerial systems ("UAS") performing mission-critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, from its founders.
  • Northern States Power completes $850 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $425 million aggregate principal amount of 2.25% First Mortgage Bonds due 2031 and $425 million aggregate principal amount of 3.20% First Mortgage Bonds due 2052.
  • Twilio acquires ValueFirstJones Day advised Twilio Inc. in its acquisition of ValueFirst Digital Media Private Limited, a leading Indian provider of digital communication solutions through telephone voice and data communications offering services in India and South-East Asia.