JessicaDerocque

Counsel

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Jessica Derocque's practice focuses on banking and finance matters with a particular emphasis on leveraged and acquisition financings, bond financings, and corporate financings.

She advises all types of lenders (banks, mezzanine, and debt funds), borrowers, and sponsors in connection with LBO financings. She also has extensive experience in debt restructurings and has advised creditors on several lender led transactions.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Jessica worked for 12 years in major international law firms in Paris where she advised banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, and corporations on a wide range of cross-border and domestic finance transactions.

Experience

  • Permira Credit Solutions refinances existing indebtedness of Sotralu GroupJones Day advised Permira Credit Solutions 4 Master Euro S.à.r.l., Permira Credit Solutions 4 Senior Euro S.à.r.l., Permira Credit Solutions 4 Senior GBP S.à.r.l., Permira Credit Solutions Q S.à.r.l.,and Permira Credit Solutions N S.à.r.l., as unitranche lenders, in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness of Sotralu Group, a leading manufacturer of accessories for aluminum doors and windows.
  • Syndicate of leading banks complete €715 million share capital increase by Tikehau CapitalJones Day advised Berenberg, Credit Suisse, Natixis, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and Société Générale, as global coordinators, joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, and Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets, as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, in connection with the €715 million share capital increase without shareholders' preferential subscription rights and with a priority subscription period for existing shareholders by Tikehau Capital, an asset management and investment group.
  • Gimv invests in Coolworld RentalsJones Day advised Gimv in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment.
  • Cyrus Capital Partners acquires, in French insolvency proceeding, of French business of Toys R UsJones Day represented Cyrus Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition, in a French insolvency proceeding, of the French business (comprised notably of 44 stores) of Toys R Us.
  • Athyrium Capital Management partially issues second tranche of bond issueJones Day advised Athyrium Capital Management, LP in connection with the partial issuance of the second tranche of its bond issue.
  • Ares Management and its funds refinance existing indebtedness of group ElivieJones Day advised Ares Management Limited and its funds, as second lien lenders, in connection with the refinancing of its existing indebtedness of group Elivie.
  • LGT European Capital Limited, Idinvest Partners, and Swen Capital provide €125 million unitranche financing to RemadeGroupJones Day represented LGT European Capital Limited, Idinvest Partners, and Swen Capital in connection with a €125 million (US$145.2 million) unitranche financing provided to RemadeGroup S.A.S., a French company that sells refurbished smartphones, to be used for general corporate purposes and to refinance existing debt.
  • LGT European Capital provides unitranche bonds for acquisition of HSKJones Day advised LGT European Capital Limited in connection with a unitranche bonds for the acquisition by Andera Partners of HSK, a French company which indirectly holds The Skill & You Group.
  • Permira Credit Solutions provides unitranche bonds for acquisition of Private Sport ShopJones Day represented Permira Credit Solutions II Master L.S. S.A., Permira Credit Solutions II L.S S.A., and Permira Credit Solutions II Senior S.A. in connection with a unitranche bonds for the acquisition by Bridgepoint Development Capital of Private Sport Shop S.A.S., an online retailer of sporting goods and apparel.
  • BNP Paribas amends and restates revolving credit facility for Atalian SASUJones Day advised BNP Paribas in connection with an amended and restated secured revolving credit facility agreement provided to Atalian SASU, an independent leader of facility services.
  • Permira Credit Solutions refinances existing indebtedness of AnaveoJones Day advised Permira Credit Solutions II Master LS S.A., Permira Credit Solutions II Senior S.A., and Permira Credit Solutions II LS S.A., as unitranche lenders, in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness of Anaveo, a designer, manufacturer and installer of security systems.
  • Melitalink Limited refinances second lien debtJones Day represented Melitalink Limited, the holding company of Melita Limited, one of the main Maltese telecommunication operators, in connection with the refinancing of the second lien debt of Melitalink Limited, by way of an increase of the first lien debt of the Melita group for a total amount of €40 million.
  • Capzanine refinances existing indebtedness of I@D groupJones Day advised Capzanine, as unitranche lender alongside Permira Credit Solutions II Master LSSA, Permira Credit Solutions II LSSA, Permira Credit Solutions II Senior SA, and LGT European Capital funds in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness of I@D group.
  • BNP Paribas provides €75 million secured revolving credit facility to Atalian SASUJones Day represented BNP Paribas in connection with a €75 million (US$92 million) secured revolving credit facility provided to Atalian SASU for general corporate purposes.
  • Athyrium Capital Management refinances Biom'Up's existing debt, finances production and marketing of HEMOBLAST™ Bellows, and completes bond financingJones Day represented Athyrium Capital Management in connection with the refinancing of Biom'Up's existing debt, financing of the production and marketing of its flagship product HEMOBLAST™ Bellows in the United States and the European Union, and the financing of its external growth.
  • LBO France obtains financing for acquisition of BexleyJones Day represented LBO France in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Bexley France and Bexley Belgique, a French specialty retailer of men’s high quality footwear at affordable price.
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