Michael E.Grathwol (Mike)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1093

Mike Grathwol represents banks and other financial institutions, equity sponsors, and public and private companies in commercial financing transactions.

Mike has experience with both senior and subordinated debt facilities and various types of financing transactions, including syndicated and single-lender facilities, leveraged buyout financings, asset-based secured financings, and cross-border and multicurrency facilities.

Mike has participated in Jones Day's pro bono immigration efforts in Laredo, Texas, interviewing women who have been detained and assessing their legal claims to remain in the United States. He is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Experience

  • SDS Rx acquires Medical Delivery ServicesJones Day advised Strategic Delivery Solutions ("SDS Rx"), backed by HCI Equity Partners, in the acquisition of Medical Delivery Services.
  • WESCO International amends and restates $1.025 billion receivables securitization facilityJones Day represented WESCO International, Inc., a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services, and supply chain solutions, and its subsidiaries in connection with the $1.025 billion fifth amendment and restatement of its receivables securitization facility with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrator, and the various purchaser groups party thereto
  • WESCO International amends and restates $1.1 billion asset-based credit facilityJones Day represented WESCO International, Inc., a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions, and its subsidiaries in connection with the $1.1 billion fourth amendment and restatement of its asset-based credit facility provided by Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent, and the other lenders party thereto.
  • OMNOVA acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Riverside invests in QueTelJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of QueTel, the technology leader in digital and physical evidence management that also helps law enforcement agencies handle back-office processes, such as forensic request processing, and the management of equipment, uniforms, and supplies.
  • Direct lender provides $100 million senior secured credit facility to upstream oil and gas companyJones Day represented a direct lender in connection with a $100 million senior secured credit facility provided to an upstream oil and gas company.
  • National bank provides $181 million term loan facility to public utilityJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with a $181 million term loan facility provided to a public utility.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires ILSIJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Abracon LLC of ILSI, a developer and supplier of frequency control products.
  • Riverside sells majority investment in n2y to Providence Equity PartnersJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its majority investment in n2y LLC, a leading provider of software, curricula, and tools to the K-12 special education market, to Providence Equity Partners.
  • MPE Partners sells its interests in B&E GroupJones Day represented MPE Partners in connection with the sale of its interests in the B&E Group.
  • Merchant banking firm provides $60 million senior secured credit facility to multinational software companyJones Day represented a merchant banking firm in connection with a $60 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $50 million initial term loan facility, a $5 million delayed draw term loan facility, and a $5 million revolving credit facility provided to a multinational software company.
  • Riverside sells ProSites to Rockbridge Growth EquityJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of digital marketing provider ProSites, Inc., to Rockbridge Growth Equity.
  • Emerald Textiles acquires assets of Staheli Laundry ServicesJones Day represented Highland Avenue Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Emerald Textiles of the assets of Staheli Laundry Services, a Saint George, Utah-based healthcare linen service provider.
  • WESCO Distribution makes third amendment to credit agreementJones Day represented WESCO Distribution, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WESCO International, Inc., a multinational electronics distribution and services company, as U.S. borrower, in connection with the third amended and restated credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires Quality Standby ServicesJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Storage Battery Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial batteries, of substantially all of the assets of Quality Standby Services, LLC, a leading provider of critical standby power service and hardware.
  • CECO Environmental obtains $190 million financingJones Day represented CECO Environmental Corp., a leading global provider of industrial engineered products and solutions, and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with a new $190 million senior secured credit agreement, consisting of a $140 million senior secured revolving credit facility and a $50 million senior secured term loan facility.
  • Next Generation Films sold to Charter NEX Films, Inc. for $1.07 billionJones Day advised Next Generation Films, Inc. in its sale to Charter NEX Films, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty plastic films, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.07 billion.
  • Citizens Bank provides $750 million credit facility to CrossAmerica PartnersJones Day represented Citizens Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, and joint lead arranger, in connection with a $750 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided to CrossAmerica Partners LP, a distributor of branded petroleum for motor vehicles, and a subsidiary co-borrower.
  • Vantage Data Centers acquires Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation for approximately $200 millionJones Day advised Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data centers in support of business and mission-critical applications, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Canadian-based 4Degrees Colocation from Videotron Ltd., a Quebecor Media Inc. (QMI) subsidiary, for approximately $200 million.
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