KatharineDonaldson

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3442

Katharine Donaldson helps clients successfully complete complex commercial financing transactions. She represents equity sponsors, alternative asset managers, public and private companies, financial institutions, distressed debt investors, DIP lenders, private equity portfolio companies, debtors-in-possession, and insurance companies.

Katharine has experience in various types of financing transactions, including leveraged finance transactions and other syndicated, multibank credit facilities; cross-border and foreign currency facilities; investment-grade company financings; subordinated and mezzanine debt issuances; asset-based financing; chapter 11 debtor-in-possession and exit financings; and acquisition-related facilities.

Experience

  • HD Supply to sell its Construction & Industrial--White Cap business segment for $2.9 billion to an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & RiceJones Day is advising HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in the $2.9 billion sale of its Construction & Industrial--White Cap business (also known as "White Cap"), a leading distributor of specialty concrete and construction products and services in North America serving professional contractors, to an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • TD Securities arranges $190 million acquisition financing for Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with a $190 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $140 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Ad hoc group of senior secured lenders advised in landmark restructuring of the syncreon groupJones Day acted for the ad hoc group of senior secured lenders in the landmark restructuring of the global logistics syncreon group which was implemented via English Schemes of arrangement, with chapter 15 recognition in the U.S. and CCAA recognition in Canada.
  • Riverside sells interest in Health and Safety Institute to Waud Capital PartnersJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its interest in the Health & Safety Institute (“HSI”) to Waud Capital Partners.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Health & Safety Institute acquires EMS Safety ServicesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing of EMS Safety Services, Inc., a provider of first aid and CPR training solutions, by portfolio company Health & Safety Institute, a provider of comprehensive health and safety training courses.
  • Gray Television acquires Raycom Media for $3.6 billionJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in connection with its acquisition of privately-owned Raycom Media, Inc., a Montgomery, Alabama-based television broadcast company, in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $3.6 billion.
  • M&G debtors confirm chapter 11 plan of liquidation and close sale of Corpus Christi plant for $1 billionOn December 17, 2018, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware entered an order confirming the Third Amended Plan of Liquidation (the "Plan") of Jones Day client M&G USA Corporation and eight of its affiliates (the "M&G Debtors"), which prior to the chapter 11 filing, were, along with their affiliates in Mexico, Brazil and Europe, one of the largest producers of polyethylene terephthalate resin – used for packaging applications – in the world. On December 28, 2018, after receiving antitrust approval, the M&G Debtors closed the sale of their partially constructed manufacturing facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, (the "Corpus Christi Plant") with a deal value in excess of $1 billion.
  • KeyBank and KeyBanc Capital Markets provide $235 million credit facility to ATI Merger Sub, Avalign Holdings, and Avalign TechnologiesJones Day represented KeyBank National Association as administrative agent, collateral agent, documentation agent, issuing lender, and swing line lender, and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as joint lead arranger and bookrunner, in a $235 million first lien credit facility provided to ATI Merger Sub, Inc., Avalign Holdings, Inc., and Avalign Technologies, Inc. in connection with Linden Capital Partners' acquisition of Avalign Technologies, Inc.
  • Newell Brands obtains $1 billion term loan facilityJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc., a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, in connection with a $1 billion senior unsecured term loan facility with Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as lender and administrative agent.
  • Newell Brands amends and restates $1.25 billion revolving credit agreementJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc., a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, in connection with the $1.25 billion amendment and restatement of its unsecured revolving credit agreement.
  • Wabtec announces new financing arrangementsJones Day represented Wabtec Corporation in connection with the refinancing and replacement of its existing revolving credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of $1.2 billion; a refinancing term loan in an aggregate principal amount of $350 million; and a new delayed draw term loan in an aggregate principal amount of $400 million.
  • Southern Power sold minority interest in solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group for $1.175 billionJones Day advised Southern Power Company in its $1.175 billion sale of a 33% minority interest in its solar portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited.
  • Owens Corning obtains $800 million credit facilityJones Day represented Owens Corning, a global developer and producer of insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites, in connection with a $800 million revolving credit facility.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Vivid Learning SystemsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company, Health & Safety Institute, a provider of comprehensive health and safety training courses, of Vivid Learning Systems, Inc., a provider of online safety training.
  • Owens Corning acquires Paroc Group, a leading European mineral wool manufacturer, for approximately €900 million (US$1.04 billion)Jones Day advised Owens Corning in its acquisition of Paroc Group, a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe, from CVC Capital Partners for an enterprise value of approximately €900 million ($1.04 billion).
  • ShopOne Centers REIT obtains $325 million secured credit facilityJones Day represented ShopOne Centers REIT Inc., a private real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, operating, and managing market-dominant, grocery-anchored shopping centers, in connection with a $325 million secured credit facility with KeyBanc Capital Markets as lead arranger.
  • KeyBank amends and restates $250 million revolving credit facility for Davey Tree Expert CompanyJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment and restatement of a $250 million revolving credit facility 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.
  • AGIC Capital acquires RiteDose Corporation from Olympus PartnersJones Day advised AGIC Capital ("AGIC"), a leading Asian-European private equity firm focused on industrial technology investments, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of The RiteDose Corporation ("RiteDose") from Olympus Partners.
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